City Manager

City of Monte Vista, CO

The City of Monte Vista is a Southern Colorado community of approximately 4,500 residents located in the historic San Luis Valley. The City is a home-rule municipality possessing a sense of history as well as excellent quality of life amenities. The City is situated in an area of year-round recreational opportunities. The City is accepting applications for the position of City Manager. The ideal candidate for City Manager must actively support and uphold the City of Monte Vista’s mission and values. Under the general direction of the City Council, the City Manager directs and supervises the daily activities and programs of the City. Candidates for the position should possess demonstrated leadership skills, high integrity, demonstrated success in problem-solving, and provide professional guidance, leadership and advice to the City Council. The City Manager serves at the pleasure of the City Council.

The City is interested in candidates who can establish community and regional partnerships, work well with the media, lead by example and possess the ability to direct the daily activities and programs of the City through the City’s departments. Develop and maintain quality customer service to citizens and promote consistency and transparency in the City’s actions. The City Manager administers all City departments except the City Attorney, Municipal Judge and City Clerk.

The City Manager must be accountable, responsive to issues, and able to provide a vision and direction for the City and its staff. The City Manager will lead a municipal organization of approximately 37 FTE not counting seasonal employees. City departments include Human Resources, City Clerk, Finance, Police, Public Works/Parks, Recreation and Kid’s Connection. The City’s 2021 operating budget is $11,017,482. The City operates 10 funds to include governmental, enterprise, capital and special review.

Minimum requirements: Bachelors' degree in business or public administration, or a directly related field. A Masters' degree or credentialed City Manager is a plus. A minimum of five (5) years responsible experience in government, three (3) years working in local government administration, finance, planning or similar area; two (2) or more years experience in a deputy, assistant or administrator/manager position is a plus. Any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the applicant with the knowledge, skills and abilities required to perform the job.

The position has a competitive salary and excellent benefit package. The general hiring minimum salary is $105,000. Salary at appointment is dependent on qualifications.

To be considered for this position you must complete a City of Monte Vista employment application at Please e-mail your completed job application, resume and a cover letter to the Human Resources office at Position will remain open until filled, first review is June 23, 2021

Robert L. Gil
HR Coordinator
P#: 719-852-8284, E-mail:

How to Apply

Application Deadline
Please e-mail your completed job application, resume and a cover letter to the Human Resources office at

Job Details

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

City of Monte Vista


95 1St Ave
Monte Vista, CO 81144-1069
United States

Form of Government