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Chief Administrative Officer

Deer Lodge, MT

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Description

Are you passionate about rural communities and working in local government? Live in Montana and work for The City of Deer Lodge!

The City of Deer Lodge is collaborating with Westaff in their search for a Chief Administrative Officer in beautiful Deer Lodge, Montana. 

To Apply: Please email resume and letter of interest to emma@westaffmt.com. This position will remain open until filled. Preference will be given to applications submitted by January 8th. 

Salary: $55,000-$60,000/year DOE

Position Summary: The role of the CAO requires excellent communication skills, program planning, implementation, evaluation skills, and leadership skills in a team management environment.  Duties performed within this classification must be accomplished within the framework of governing state, and the general policies and procedures established by the City Council.

Education and Experience: 

  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Public Administration, Government, Political Science, Urban Planning, or related field
  • Master's degree in related field desired, but not required
  • Three years' experience in municipal government

Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of municipal finance, economic development, and grant writing
  • Knowledge of municipal government organizations
  • Experience in supervising and managing local governmental services preferred

Responsibilities of Chief Administrative Officer:

  • Coordinates the day to day operations of the various city offices, departments, commission and boards in carrying out requirements of city ordinances and the polices of the City Council
  • Acts as the City's planner, recommending comprehensive plan updates for text and map amendments.
  • Assists the Mayor in the preparation of the Council agenda furnishing pertinent documents, reports and briefings as needed.  
  • Prepares the annual budget for all departments and administers it after adoption
  • Acts as personnel officer for the city under the direction of the Mayor
  • Supervises all expenditures by all city offices, commissions, and all departments and boards
  • Monitors the City's financial condition by regularly evaluating revenue/expenditure trends recommending changes as necessary
  • Develops and facilitates the economic development program and the growth policy of the City
  • Identifies outside sources of funding, and actively pursues grant writing for funds for all departments
  • Facilitates outreach to the community to provide citizen awareness of City goals and operations by maintaining close contact with citizens
  • Administers the City's risk management and training program
  • Maintain Policy Manuals, Employee Personnel Handbook, and Employee Safety Manual
  • Coordinates the maintenance and improvement of the City's information technology systems
  • Additional tasks as assigned 

Do not miss this opportunity to start your new career in beautiful Deer Lodge, Montana

To Apply: Please email resume and letter of interest to emma@westaffmt.com. This position will remain open until filled. Preference will be given to applications submitted by January 8th. 

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