Town Manager

Town of Sahuarita, AZ

Serves as the chief administrative officer of the town government and is responsible to the Council for the proper administration of all affairs of the town. The Town Manager is chosen by the Council based on executive and administrative qualifications, in accordance with Town Code.

The Town of Sahuarita, Arizona is seeking a discerning and engaging leader ready to work in partnership with the Town Council, staff, and the community in advancing the Town’s goals for vibrant development and exceptional quality of life. Located just 20 minutes south of downtown Tucson, Sahuarita is replete with outdoor activities and is a short drive from the Tucson International Airport and the University of Arizona. In citizen surveys, Sahuarita receives high marks for its reputation, lifestyle, responsive and knowledgeable employees, and delivery of core services, such as public safety, roads, infrastructure, wastewater reclamation, and parks. The incumbent must be an active listener with superior people skills and strong leadership abilities. The ideal candidate will successfully balance vision and strategy, bravely set ambitious goals and empower staff to achieve them, and enjoy taking an innovative approach to organizational development and community building with an eye for continuous improvement.

The Town Manager is expected to provide visionary and innovative leadership, supervision, and direction for the town's management team, including all department heads, in an effort to coordinate their efforts toward achieving their departmental objectives and furthering the town's Strategic Plan.

• Attends Council meetings and presents information and recommendations deemed necessary or as requested by members of the Council.
• Actively participates and accomplishes organizational, departmental and workgroup goals and objectives.
• Exhibits a service orientation toward internal and external customers and maintains productive working relationships.
• Administers and directs the operations of departments within the Town government ensuring compliance with policies established by the Town Council and within limits of applicable laws, codes, regulations, and
• Works closely with the Town Council and the executive team to establish strategic goals and objectives and provides direction and execution of successful business strategies. Advises Town Council on municipal-
wide operations and policy matters.
• Implements Town Council policies and directives. Directs the executive team and aligns program and practices with the strategic plan, mission, vision, and goals.
• Reviews and evaluates organizational issues and problems and facilitates strategies to address issues, resolve problems and promote organizational effectiveness.
• Responds to requests and prepares and provides presentations to inform Council and present recommendations.
• Directs and participates in the development and administration of the Town budget and capital program. Proposes the Town's annual operating budget to the Town Council for approval. Monitors expenditures and
budgetary compliance.
• Performs other duties of a similar nature and level as assigned.

• Knowledge of public administration principles and practices.
• Knowledge of basic laws, ordinances and regulations pertaining to municipal organization.
• Knowledge of complex public policy issues.
• Knowledge of intergovernmental relations.
• Knowledge of federal, tribal, state, regional and local jurisdictional partnerships.
• Knowledge of municipal financial management and fiscal policies.
• Knowledge of Microsoft Office products and other relevant technologies.
• Knowledge of advanced managerial principles, practices and techniques;
• Ability to shape and implement policy direction.
• Ability to listen, facilitate and synthesize multiple points of view.
• Ability to prepare and mentor managers to assume broader leadership roles.
• Ability to foster an organizational climate that attracts, retains and develops talent at all levels.
• Ability to facilitate and sustain positive labor relations.
• Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, with all levels of Town staff, Town officials and citizens.
• Ability to manage, organize and direct the work of others and provide organizational leadership. Develop and implement strategic business and operating plans.
• Ability to synthesize complex and diverse information.
• Ability to generate creative solutions.
• Ability to problem solve and use reason especially when dealing with complex, confidential and sensitive topics.
• Ability to build effective working relationships with Town officials, co-workers, subordinates and the citizens.
• Ability to make municipal-wide decisions using sound judgment.

• Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration, Business Management, Civil Engineering, Planning or a related field; and
• At least seven years of successful leadership at an administrative level in an organization with comparable responsibilities; OR
• Any combination of education and experience necessary to perform the essential functions of the position.

• Master’s degree in Business, Public Administration, or related field;
• Prior experience as a Town/City/County Manager, Deputy Town/City/County Manager, or Assistant Town/City/County Manager
• ICMA Credentialed Manager

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How to Apply

Submit a cover letter, resume, four work-related professional references, and any other relevant professional materials to

Job Details

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

Town of Sahuarita


375 W Sahuarita Center Way
Sahuarita, AZ 85629-8487
United States

Form of Government