Town Manager

Town of Clarkdale, AZ

Job Details

  • Job Function: Chief Administrator (City/County Manager)
  • Salary: $94,200 - $119,500. DOQ
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Population: 4,097
  • Website:
  • Where: 39 N. Ninth Street Clarkdale, AZ 86324
  • Form of Government: Council-Manager

Post Date: Feb 4 2019


The Town of Clarkdale is seeking a new Town Manager. This person will have the opportunity to work in a historic, close-knit community in the heart of the scenic Verde Valley. Clarkdale’s history of political stability and its team of staff who work tirelessly to ensure the delivery of excellent services make the Town one of Arizona’s finest destinations to work, play, and live. The Town Manager is retiring after 21 years of service.

As the Town’s chief administrative officer, the Town Manager oversees all administrative functions, supervises all professional and clerical staff, develops and recommends the annual operating budget, and implements the Council’s policies and decisions. The Town Manager currently has four direct reports, including the Administrative Services Director, Community/Economic Development Director, Police Chief, and Utilities/Public Works Director.

The Town provides residents with an array of municipal services including planning, permitting, and zoning; economic development; special events; parks and recreation; public safety; utilities; and public works. The organization also provides financial, human resources, risk management, information technology, and emergency management functions for the Town.

Requirements for this position are a bachelor’s degree in public administration, political science, business management, finance or a closely related field and at least five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in a local government or an organization of comparable complexity.

Preferred qualifications include ten (10) years of managerial and administrative experience in a municipal government, county, school district setting, or working for an elected governing body; including five (5) years’ experience in a senior management (department head) position; a master’s degree in public administration or related field; ICMA-Credentialed Manager designation; strong financial management and budgeting skills; grants management; and management of a capital improvement plan (CIP).

In accordance with Section 3-2-1 of the Code of the Town of Clarkdale, the Town Manager must become a resident of the Town of Clarkdale within 90 days of appointment, unless residency is specifically exempted through an employment contract.

The salary range for this position is $94,200 – $119,500, depending on qualifications, with an excellent benefits package.

Applications will be accepted electronically by The Novak Consulting Group at Applicants first complete a brief online form and then are prompted to provide one document (Word or PDF) that contains a cover letter and resume with salary history. Open until filled with first review of applications on March 18, 2019.

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