City Administrator

City of Ely, NV

Job Details

  • Job Function: Chief Administrator (City/County Manager)
  • Salary: $47,000 - $85,000. DOE
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Population: 4,255
  • Website:
  • Where: 501 Mill Street, Ely, NV
  • Form of Government: Mayor-Council



The City of Ely is located in rural Nevada, surrounded by mountains, mining and agricultural activities. We are approximately four hours north of Las Vegas, Nevada and four hours southwest of Salt Lake City, UT. This is the perfect location for applicants who enjoy hunting, fishing, hiking, biking and other outdoor activities and four seasons. The city administrator is the chief administrative officer for the City of Ely and is directly responsible to the mayor and city council and is generally responsible for the proper administration of all affairs of the city, subject to applicable Nevada Revised Statutes. This position is appointed by the mayor with the advice and consent of the city council.

ILLUSTRATIVE EXAMPLES OF THE ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (this posting is not an employment agreement and duties and requirements may change by council action):

Provides leadership and direction in the development of short and long range plans; gathers, interprets, and prepares data for studies, reports and recommendations; coordinates department activities with other departments and agencies as needed; provides professional advice to the mayor, city council, and department heads; makes presentations to councils, boards, commissions, civic groups and the general public; communicates official plans, policies and procedures to staff and the general public; assures that assigned areas of responsibility are performed within budget; coordinates with city appointed personnel in the hiring and/or termination of city employees with the concurrence of the mayor and/or the city council liaison; upon consultation with the city attorney, the administrator ensures that all laws and ordinances are faithfully performed; directs and may aid the city clerk/treasurer in the preparation and submittal of a preliminary annual city budget; performs final review of preliminary and final annual city budget prior to distribution; advises the mayor and city council of current and future city financial needs; administrates the adopted budget of the city through the city clerk/treasurer’s office; attends all city council and municipal utility board meetings and other meetings as may be required by the mayor and/or the city council.


Education and Experience: Graduation from college with a bachelor’s degree in business, public administration or closely related field and five (5) years of experience in management or governmental accounting or any combination of training and/or experience that could likely provide the desired knowledge and abilities.

Necessary knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Considerable knowledge of modern policies and practices of public administration; working knowledge of municipal finance, human resources, public works, public safety, and community development.

Skill in preparing and administering budgets; skill in planning, directing and administering programs, skill in operating office computers and other equipment.

Ability to: prepare and analyze comprehensive reports; carry out assigned projects to their completion in a timely manner; communicate effectively, verbally and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, city officials and the public; efficiently and effectively administer a municipal government.

Special Requirements:

Must be able to qualify for a bond pursuant to City Code. The selected candidate will be required to pass a background check for bonding purposes. Must possess a valid Nevada driver’s license or ability to obtain such license within thirty (30) days of hire.

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