City Manager for the City of Avondale, AZ

Posting Details

Position Information

Position Title City Manager for the City of Avondale, AZ
Posting Number 201200366
Organization City of Avondale, AZ
Position Category City Government

Position Summary Information

Job Description

(Starting salary range is negotiable and competitive based on experience and qualifications with excellent benefits)

With a population of 85,167, the City of Avondale is located in the Southwest Valley of the metropolitan Phoenix hub, off Interstate 10, just a 20-minute commute from central Phoenix. Avondale is nestled at the base of the scenic Estrella Mountains where the Agua Fria and Gila Rivers meet, and is located literally in the heart of Arizona.

Avondale prides itself as a vibrant, diverse and friendly community, with safe and attractive neighborhoods and a close-knit historic downtown. As one of the area’s fastest growing communities, and with a median age of 30, Avondale strives to provide open spaces and recreational amenities, and works to attract quality businesses and employers to the area. Avondale as a community focuses on the family and a special quality of life, one that is involved in the region but unique based on affordability and livability. Avondale is a young family-oriented community, offering homes in virtually every price range and a local government that actively stays in contact with its residents, while strongly supporting and encouraging businesses.

For FY 2017-2018, the total budget, including debt and capital, is $217,464,817, a 6.6% increase over the previous year. City staff includes 527.5 full-time equivalents. The Mayor and Council appoints the City Manager. Among other duties, the City Manager appoints and has oversight over 2 Assistant City Managers and the 13 city department directors, and present the budget for Council consideration and adoption.

Minimum Qualifications

The successful candidate will hold a bachelor’s degree in business or public administration, political science or a related field. A graduate degree in business or public administration or a related field and designation as an ICMA Credentialed Manager are preferred, but not required. A minimum of ten years managerial service in a municipality, county, or an equivalent complex organization is sought. Candidates with private sector experience in complex organizations with challenges similar to those of Avondale may be considered on a case-by-case basis. The City Council will consider any combination of education, work experience and training that provides the capacity to execute the essential functions of the position.

Preferred Qualifications

The candidate’s background and experience should include a diverse exposure to all aspects of managing a full-service municipality or county, preferably in an urban/suburban environment, and in a community undergoing substantial growth and development. The new City Manager should be comfortable in a diverse and involved community.

Physical Requirements

Posting Detail Information

Open Date 01/19/2018
Close Date 03/05/2018
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants

Qualified candidates should submit their resume above at “Apply for this Job”.
The application deadline is March 5, 2018. Applications will be screened against criteria provided in the recruitment brochure. For more information, contact Chuck Rohre at or by calling (214) 466-2436 or Rollie Waters at or 312.528.9079.

The City of Avondale is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity at all levels of its workforce!

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Optional & Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
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