Town of Clifton


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TOWN MANAGER, Town of Clifton

Job Details
Job Function: Chief Administrative Officer
Salary: DOE
Type: Full Time
Population: 4,870
Form of Government: Council-Manager

How To Apply
Posted: March 14, 2018
Deadline: April 15, 2018

To apply, email your resume with cover letter, current salary and salary history along with the names, email addresses and telephone numbers of five professional references to by April 15, 2018. Salary is negotiable depending on experience and qualifications. The successful candidate must pass post-offer drug and background checks and a physical screening.

The Town of Clifton is now accepting applications for the position of Town Manager. Clifton, Arizona, (2017 estimated population of 4,870) is the County Seat of Greenlee County and the gateway town to Arizona’s largest copper mining complex. The Town has about 36 full-time and 21 part-time positions; the total annual budget is approximately $15.8 million. The Town of Clifton is a Town Manager form of government; the Town Manager is appointed by a seven-member Council and answers to the Mayor and Council.

Responsibilities & Experience
The Town Manager is the chief administrative officer of the Town, performing highly responsible managerial work in planning, organizing and directing the operations of the Town.

Position requires an administrative background preferably as a City/Town Manager with an excellent record of leading municipal government, particularly in a council-manager form of government. Requirements also include executive and administrative management experience of a town including supervision and management of the town’s full/part-time employees in Administration, Police, Volunteer Fire, Parks, Public Works, Library and the Building departments. Must have excellent knowledge of budgeting, financial management, community development, superior interpersonal skills in effectively communicating with people of diverse cultural and educational backgrounds, able to explain legal and employment related issues, ensure that all federal, state laws and city ordinances are enforced, and performs related duties as assigned by the Town Council. Must exhibit computer proficiency, problem-solving skills and communication skills with the ability to mediate and resolve disputes effectively. The Town Manager must become a resident of Clifton/Greenlee County within six months after date of appointment.

The ideal candidate will have a combination of education and experience equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree with major course work in public administration/finance, business management or other relevant fields combined with three years of experience as chief/assistant chief administrative officer in municipal government, or any equivalent combination of experience and training.

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