City Manager – City of Helena, MT

The Position
Helena’s next City Manager will have the opportunity to live and work in one of Montana’s premier communities. Nestled near the gorgeous foothills of the Montana Rockies and surrounded by an abundance of outdoor recreational opportunities and pristine wilderness, Helena provides residents with an outstanding quality of life. Helena’s next City Manager will work collaboratively with a committed City Commission and a team of dedicated municipal employees.

Appointed by the Mayor and City Commission, the City Manager serves as the chief administrative officer and is responsible for implementing Commission policies, providing organizational leadership, and overseeing the day-to-day business of government operations.

The City Manager has 14 direct reports including the City Attorney; Fire Chief; Police Chief; Public Works Director; Transportation Systems Director; Finance Director; Community Development Director; Human Resources Director; Parks, Recreation and Open Space Director; Community Facilities Superintendent;  Public Information Officer; Assistant to the City Manager; Administrative Assistant; and Sustainability Coordinator.

Experience & Education
Minimum requirements for this position are a bachelor’s degree and seven years of progressively responsible experience in municipal government or an organization of similar complexity and at least five years in an executive-level leadership role.

Preferred qualifications include a master’s degree in public administration or a related field, ICMA-Credentialed Manager, and previous city manager experience. Other preferred qualifications include a background in municipal budget/financial management, human resources, economic development, community engagement, and intergovernmental relations.

Residency within the City’s corporate limits is required and would be expected within six months of starting employment.

The salary range for this position is $125,000 – $165,000 depending on qualifications, with an excellent benefits package.

How to Apply
Applications will be accepted electronically by The Novak Consulting Group at Applicants first complete a brief online form and then are prompted to provide a cover letter and resume with salary history. Open until filled with the first review of applications on June 22, 2020.

All applications are subject to Montana Public Records Law but will not be released without notice to the candidates.