Job Details

City Manager
City of Brighton, CO
Job Description

City Manager – Brighton, CO (estimated population 41,254)

Welcome to the City of Brighton, Colorado! Lying between the Rocky Mountains and the High Plains on the east bank of the South Platte River is Brighton, CO. It is a rapidly growing city —14% annually since 1990—yet one that retains its charming small town feel. The reason? Its roots are as a distinct agricultural community and not as a suburb of Denver. Geographically, the River, surrounding farmland, and a bit to the south, the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge, provide a sense of separation from the big city and its traffic snarls. In other words, even though the big city is only 20 minutes away, Brighton is its own place. It is diverse and welcoming.

Brighton’s City Council is seeking an outstanding leader and manager with a demonstrated track record of achievement. The ideal candidate will work with the elected officials and staff as a partner, supporter, and trusted adviser. 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. All the elected officials want what is best for the community. The task now is to assist them in becoming a cohesive team. The successful candidate will develop healthy working relationships with each member of Council, the staff, the public and the media.

The individual will have demonstrated skills in management, finance, and development. Knowledge of and experience with intergovernmental relations will be important to the individual’s success. The position requires a bachelor’s degree in business administration, public administration, public policy or related field and seven to 10 years of increasingly responsible experience as a senior level government or private sector executive. A master’s degree is preferred.

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Job Details
$190,000 - $230,000, DOE, DOQ
Job Function:
Chief Administrator (City, County, Town Manager)
No preference
City of Brighton
500 S 4th Ave
Brighton, CO 80601-3165
United States
Population: 41,254
Form of Government: Council-Manager

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