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of Race, Color, Religion, Gender, Gender Identity, Sexual
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Genetic Information. Additionally, we prohibit Retaliation against
individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who
participate in an equal opportunity investigation.
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to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with
disabilities. The City of Rio Rancho offers reasonable
accommodations in the employment and application process to
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To be considered for this job: You must complete the on-line
You must attach a cover letter.
You must attach a resume.
Opening Date for In-House Candidates: 06/01/2020
Opening Date to the Public: 06/01/2020
Open until filled; for best consideration, apply by: July 15,
Starting Salary (or salary range): 165,000-195,000
Other information about this position or about working with the
City of Rio Rancho: A Drivers License is required for this
position. Your driving record must always meet City insurability
Banner: This is the initial posting of this job opening.
If you are called for an interview or to attend a pre-employment
testing session: If you are selected for an interview, you will be
contacted via e-mail or telephone with a date, time and place to
Typical schedule : Subject to operational needs
Qualified professionals should complete an application and
provide a cover letter, detailed resume with salary history, and
four work-related references. The position is open until filled.
First review of applications begins July 15, 2020.
Position Title: City Manager EB
Department: City Administration
Reports to: Governing Body
FLSA Status: Exempt
Bargaining Unit: none
Pay Grade: 43A
Job Status: Contract, at-will
Full Time Equivalent: 1.00
The City Manager is responsible for the day-to-day operations of
the City of Rio Rancho.
Education, Training and Experience -- minimum required to
proficiently perform the job
Education / higher education : Bachelor's Degree or higher
For required college degrees, applicable field(s) of study :
Public Administration, Business, or related field.
Minimum number of years of directly related experience : Five to
seven years of progressively responsible experience as a
professional city manager, assistant city manager, or executive
Education and/or experience preferences : Master's Degree in
Certifications, Licenses and Registrations
Driver's License requirement : Infrequent Driver -- Regular
Driver's License Required Endorsements: none
Note -- For any driver, driving record must always meet City
driving and insurability standards.
Required certifications, licenses or registrations : none
Preferred certifications, licenses or registrations : none
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities required to proficiently perform
Knowledge : Principles and practices of community and
economic development, budgeting, strategic planning, public
relations, public infrastructure, law enforcement, public safety,
land use, parks and recreation, negotiating, human resources, and
project management. State of New Mexico, City of Rio Rancho, and
Federal laws, ordinances, regulations and policies of various
government agencies. Plan and coordinate complex programs in
conjunction with local community and government organizations.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with
individuals, businesses and other internal and external agencies.
Communicate effective orally and in writing. Work independently and
exercise considerable independent judgment in resolving issues of
significant importance to the City, including assisting in
negotiating agreements and/or contracts effectively and within
critical time constraints. Gather relevant data, analyze complex
information, and recommend appropriate action based on
Skills : Strong budget/finance skills. Good understanding
of economic development and environmental needs. Must have strong
leadership skills and excellent written and verbal communication
skills. Extensive personal computer skills including the use of
Word, Excel, PowerPoint and other related software programs
Abilities : Ability to negotiate with private sector business,
public agencies and with representatives of various citizen
Interaction with Groups/Agencies/Entities: Internal: Works with
the City Council, Mayor, Deputy City Manager, Department Directors
and other managers. Maintains harmonious, courteous, and
understanding relationships, while fostering a collaborative
teamwork environment. Interacts with members of county, state
government, Federal agencies, businesses, educational institutions,
non-profit organizations, and other community stakeholder groups.
Presents a friendly, courteous image for the City to the public,
customers, and public officials.
Authorities and Accountabilities
Level of independent decision making : High--incumbent is
expected to analyze complex situations and take appropriate
Budgetary/Financial/Asset accountability : High - Position is
directly accountable to the Governing Body and the Citizens of Rio
Rancho. Can sign contracts and obligate the City.
Span of control : Responsibility for the entire City
Position provides management of all city departments.
For positions that supervise :
Approximate number of employees directly supervised: 16
Approximate number of employees indirectly supervised through
subordinate managers/supervisors (excludes direct reports): All
The following functions are typical for this position. The
omission of specific functions does not exclude them if the work is
similar, related or a logical assignment for this position. Other
duties may be required and assigned.
Responsible for coordinating the administration of the City's
government in accordance with the City Charter, policies,
procedures, ordinances and guidelines. Provides management
direction for department directors and other supervisory staff.
Oversees the City's long-range planning, economic development and
infrastructure requirements. Maintains effective work relationships
with the City Council and Mayor, staff, residents and
intergovernmental agencies. Effectively facilitates personnel
Responsible for the overall budget. Provides policy and
procedural guidance and administrative support for the budget
process. Recommends allocations for funding projects as well as
grant allocations. Makes budget/fiscal recommendations to the
Serves as needed for emergency response and recovery.
Physical Requirements and Working Conditions
Daily activity level : Primarily sedentary
Physical characteristics : Job requires oral and aural
communication; Job requires reading and comprehension of written
materials; Job requires normal vision; Keystroking or repetitive
motion of hands/fingers/arms
Exposures : None
Extraordinary working conditions : None
Hazardous equipment/machinery used : None
Required personal protective equipment : None
If you need an accommodation for a disability that would enable
you to apply or interview for this position, please contact the
Human Resources Department at 505-891-5011 (fax: 505-891-9183).