Litchfield Park, Arizona, is a small residential community (3.3 square miles) in Maricopa County, with an estimated population of 5,766. The City has not only a strong quality of life for its residents; it attracts visitors from all over the Valley who come to enjoy the many amenities and special events the small City has to offer.
Litchfield Park has a work force of approximately 35 full-time employees and an additional 60 seasonal and/or part-time staff throughout the year. City Departments include Public Works, Building Safety, Planning Services, Community and Recreation Services, Human Resources, Code Enforcement, Magistrate Court, City Clerk, and Finance. Public Safety (Fire and Police), City Attorney and Engineering are contracted services. Utilities are provided by private companies.
The City of Litchfield Park is seeking applicants for Assistant City Manager. The successful candidate will be an outstanding leader and manager with a demonstrated track record of achievement, preferably in a municipal or county environment, and proven ability to lead teams and professional staff.
He/she will be a consensus and team-builder someone who knows how to balance competing points of view, to find common interests and to bring people to agreement. As Assistant City Manager they will be responsible for overseeing and directing at least one department, Recreation and Community Services.
The City expects the Assistant City Manager to have outstanding communication skills, a strong commitment to public service, and strong project management skills. The individual will be involved heavily in the community and must be comfortable conversing with citizens and stakeholders from all walks of life.
They will also have experience in or strong exposure to the areas of development, planning, economic development, community services, development agreement negotiations, special projects, recreation services and special events. Knowledge of, and experience, with intergovernmental relations and Emergency Management will be important to the individual's success.
This position requires a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university in Public Administration, Business Administration, or a related field, along with five (5) years of increasingly responsible professional experience in municipal government or public sector management: including at least three (3) years of administrative or supervisory responsibility at the senior managerial or executive leadership level. The ideal candidate will also be a Certified Public Manager (desired) and a Certified Parks and Recreation Professional (desired). See the job description for more information.
Compensation and Benefits
The annual salary will be in the $105,000 to $120,000 range, and the appointment will be made depending on the qualifications of the selected candidate. In addition, the City of Litchfield Park offers the following benefits.
Retirement and Long-Term Disability Insurance: Arizona State Retirement System, for Fiscal Year 2018 the employee contributes 11.50 percent, the City contributes an equal amount.
Health, Dental, Vision, Short-Term Disability and Life Insurance Benefits: Health benefits are offered through Arizona Metropolitan Trust. The City will contribute toward the cost of the benefits to cover a majority of the premium.
Vacation Leave: 10 to 20 days annually depending on years of service.
Sick Leave: 10 days annually.
Holidays: 11 paid holidays annually.
Deferred Compensation: Choice of two plans offered through ICMA-RC.
Apply at www.litchfield-park.org. Resumes will not be considered without a completed application package, including the application, supplemental application, cover letter, and assessment. Questions should be directed to Carolyn Sellmeyer, Director of Human Resources, 623-935-5041.
City Of Litchfield Park, AZ