Job Details

City Manager
City of Douglas, AZ
Job Description

The City of Douglas is seeking a collaborative, community oriented, innovative leader to serve as City Manager.

Located in southeastern Arizona, approximately 118 miles from the Metropolitan Tucson area, is the City of Douglas, a safe, warm and family friendly City with a population of approximately 16,600 and a service population of 125,000 made up of surrounding communities on both sides of the U.S./Mexico border. Douglas’ location on the border with Agua Prieta, Mexico presents tremendous opportunities for growth, as well as providing beautiful scenery, architecturally interesting historic buildings, recreational opportunities and a unique multi-cultural quality of life. With deep generational roots, Douglas residents are proud of their history and have a genuine love for their community. Douglas enjoys a rich history, including a strong veteran presence, a vibrant culture, and a temperate climate year-round.

Douglas is an inviting, full service Charter City incorporated in 1905, which operates under a council-manager form of government. The City Council consists of an at large elected Mayor and six council members elected from within their respective City wards. The City Manager is appointed by Mayor & Council. Douglas has a current total all-funds budget of $42 million and 195 full-time equivalent employees. Services provided and operated by the City include police, fire and emergency protection, water, wastewater, sanitation, street repair and maintenance, parks & recreation, library, cemetery, visitor center, public transit, a municipal airport and an 18 hole golf course.

Appointed by the City Council, the City Manager acts as the Chief Administrative Officer of the organization, guides and directs the day-to-day operations of the organization and provides guidance to the Mayor & Council on the budget, programs, policies and services. The City Manager carries out policies and directives of the Mayor and Council along with the organization’s administrative responsibilities through a strong team of professional department heads.

Candidates must possess a Master’s Degree in Business /Public Administration or related field and have experience in City management. A commensurate combination of related experience and education will be considered. He or she must be able to develop and operate a complex municipal budget and should have strong fiscal management skills. Residence within City Limits is required within 90 days of appointment unless Mayor and Council approve otherwise. Must be eligible to obtain a corporate surety bond. Due to the bi-cultural and bilingual nature of the community, a bilingual person is preferred.

• Strong yet calm and approachable leader
• Positive and results oriented with a can-do drive with a “Community of Douglas first” attitude
• Have excellent communication and analytical skills
• Be trustworthy with high ethical standards
• Be innovative, resourceful and visionary

An employment application, a resume and cover letter, 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:
425 Tenth Street
Douglas, AZ 85607
ATTN: Human Resources
or emailed to

Closing Date: Open until filled (first review January 18, 2021)

Job Details
$110,000 - $140,000, DOQ
Job Function:
Chief Administrator (City, County, Town Manager)
Position Type:
Full Time
City of Douglas
425 E 10th St
Douglas, AZ 85607-2030
United States
Population: 16,600
Form of Government: Council-Manager

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