Town Manager

Town of West Yellowstone, MT

The Town of West Yellowstone, located in southwestern Montana, is a small, close-knit, dynamic community with 1,200 full-time residents and roughly 10,000 seasonal residents and visitors per day during the summer season. Often referred to as both the fly-fishing and snowmobile capital of the world, the area offers Nordic ski trails, endless motorized and nonmotorized forest service trails, camping grounds, hiking and biking trails, trout fishing, and game hunting. As the western gateway to Yellowstone National Park, the town receives about three million tourists annually. Tourism is a huge part of the town’s liveliness and identity, and functions as a large part of the town’s economic base.

The Town of West Yellowstone utilizes a Town Manager/Council form of government. The five-member Town Council appoints a Town Manager who serves as the town’s chief executive and administrative officer. West Yellowstone operates with roughly 40 FTEs and five part-time/seasonal employees on a 2020-2021 budget of $15 million and a general fund of $5.2 million. Departments include: Administration & Finance, Court, Police, Parks & Recreation, Social Services, and Public Works, which includes water and sewer service. The town contracts for fire services, IT, attorney, and engineering/planning services.

Under the direction and authority of the Town Council, the Town Manager directs departments and administrative functions by providing day-to-day leadership in implementing policy and ordinance development, enforcement, and resolution. The Town Manager prepares the budget for Council approval, recommends long-range planning strategies and economic development issues affecting public services and fiscal solvency, oversees the agenda for Town Council meetings, and supervises all department heads, department offices, and employees.

A bachelor's degree from a four-year college or university in public administration, business management, or a closely related field, and 5 years of increasingly responsible municipal or public sector management experience is required. Any combination of experience or training which demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the position may be considered. The ideal candidate will have experience with tourism.

For a complete position profile and to apply online, visit Prothman at, click on "Open Recruitments" and then click the position title. To apply, click on "Apply Online" and follow the directions provided. For questions, call 206-368-0050. The Town of West Yellowstone is an Equal Opportunity Employer. First review of applications: May 9, 2021 (open until filled).

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Job Function
Chief Administrator (City, County, Town Manager)
Position Type
Full Time

Town of West Yellowstone


440 Yellowstone Ave
West Yellowstone, MT 59758-9507
United States

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