City Manager

City of Prescott, AZ

The historic western City of Prescott (pop. 46,331, 45.21 sq mi) is the anchor of the north central Arizona highlands, near the beautiful Mingus and Bradshaw Mountain ranges. While the Valley of the Sun around Phoenix and the Grand Canyon might get more attention nationally, this is, in fact, Arizona’s sweet spot. Located 96 miles northwest of Phoenix and 90 miles southwest of Flagstaff, and at an elevation of 5,367 feet, Prescott is spared from the Valley’s scorching summer heat, traffic, and density. The FY 2022-23 Budget (July 1 – June 30) is $281.2 million, supporting 548 FTEs.

City council is looking for Prescott’s next city manager. This career opportunity is available
with the announced resignation of the current city manager, who has served Prescott capably for 6.5 years. The city enjoys a history of stability in this position. The ideal candidate is a calm, emotionally intelligent, and experienced leader, who appreciates Prescott not only as an Arizona state treasure, but also as her or his home. She or he is rushing to embrace the challenges, and corresponding rewards, of managing the city government for a community in transition.

A four-year degree in a relevant field of study, preferably in public administration, business administration, or a related field; at least five to ten years of progressively responsible experience in local government, including at least five as a municipal manager, deputy, assistant, or major department head, or any equivalent combination of education and experience are all required. Graduate study in public administration or a related field, experience with water, airports, and development, and a breadth of managerial experience (personnel, budgets, finance, capital projects, public relations activities, etc.) are all preferred. Residency is required during tenure.

The annual salary range for this opportunity is from $155,000 to $195,000 DOQE. In addition, the following benefits are provided: comprehensive health, dental, and vision insurances (premium paid 100% for employee only); group life and short-term disability insurances (paid 100% for employee) and voluntary supplemental options; flexible spending and health savings accounts, EAP and Robust Well-Being Program (wellness); tuition reimbursement; retirement through the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) (mandatory), which includes both pension and health benefits; and paid time off, plus 11 paid holidays, including one floating holiday. Relocation assistance, housing assistance, and possible additional incentives subject to negotiation.

How to Apply

Application Deadline
Filing Deadline: March 6, 2023 Drew Gorgey: 970-987-1238 Cover letter/resume to:

Job Details

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

City of Prescott


201 S Cortez St
Prescott, AZ 86303-3938
United States

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