City Manager


Job Details

  • Job Function: Chief Administrator (City, County, Town Manager)
  • Credential: Preferred
  • Salary: $109,977 - $154,749. DOE
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Population: 16,500
  • Website:
  • Form of Government: Council-Manager


The City of Douglas is seeking an experienced, dynamic and progressive leader to serve as City Manager.

Our next city manager should be described as a transformational leader with energy to match the vision and goals of our community. Small town management experience is vital in managing expenses to revenues, but we are also looking beyond transactional leadership for an individual who has experience at some point in their career in medium or large organization, not necessarily a city, but can bring broad understanding and flexibility in to help take us into the growth and direction of our future. We want to attract the best and brightest. We are looking for someone who knows how to deliver economic development projects as well as employ tools to market our city to attract and expand business and development. Our next city manager will have strong communication skills with a philosophy of open government. We need someone with strong fiscal management skills and financial acumen to develop and operate a complex municipal budget and build capacity in our budget for now and beyond. Our neighborhoods are filled with people who take pride in raising their children here with good amenities and we want a city manager to continue to leverage and improve the assets we have. Can you inspire with your words and bring others to follow you because you speak with clarity and intention and bring out the best in others?

We are looking for a leader who has cutting edge understanding of leading cities, someone who belongs to ICMA and state association, keeping pace with trends and training and follows their code of ethics. We prefer someone who is a credentialed manager. Candidates must possess a Master’s Degree in Business /Public Administration or related field of management and leadership, and have experience in managing a City. An equivalent combination of related experience and education may be considered. Due to Douglas being a border, bi-cultural and bilingual community, a bilingual person is preferred.
How To Apply:
An application packet consisting of a resume with a signed cover letter outlining qualifications, an employment application, a list of five (5) professional references and salary history is required for consideration. An application can be obtained by calling the Human Resources Office at (520) 417-7326 or by visiting our website at

Completed application packets should be sent to:

City of Douglas
425 10th Street
Douglas, AZ 85607
Attn: Human Resources Office

Announcement #: 04-19 Closing Date: Open Until Filled


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