The City of Cañon City (pop. Approx. 16,000) is seeking an energetic, visionary candidate with strong leadership skills to serve as its new City Administrator. Known as the Gateway to the Authentic West, Cañon City is located at the mouth of the Royal Gorge where the Arkansas River continues its journey from the Rocky Mountains. Often called the “Banana Belt” of Colorado, this region boasts year round outdoor recreation and tourist opportunities. The City is governed by the Mayor and City Council, with the City Administrator serving as the chief administrative officer of Cañon City’s Council/Administrator form of government.
Under general direction from the City Council, manages, oversees, directs and implements the executive and administrative operations of the City and oversees approximately 160 employees in 11 administrative departments, and an annual budget of $39.7 million.
Successful candidates will possess, at a minimum, a Bachelor's degree in Public Administration, Business Management (Master’s degree preferred), or related field; or five years public administration experience in a municipal setting; or any equivalent combination of education and experience that provides equivalent knowledge, skills and ability.