Town Administrator

Town of Star Valley Ranch, WY

The Town of Star Valley Ranch, Wyoming (population 2,200 full and part time residents) is seeking a dynamic leader with demonstrated organizational and operational skills to serve as its new Town Administrator. The administrator is appointed by, and serves at the pleasure of, the Mayor and Council. The town has been without an administrator since the pandemic.

Located in far western Wyoming about 55 miles south of Jackson Hole, Star Valley Ranch offers a rural, recreationally oriented lifestyle with typical small town issues including provision of services on a limited budget, maintaining a rural quality of life amid pressures from growth and development, and managing community priorities and expectations.

This is a full-time position requiring vision, leadership, strong written and verbal communication skills, and hands on management in and out of the office. The ideal candidate will be someone who can support and mentor staff, who is a creative and collaborative problem-solver, and can work closely with the council and the community at large. Additionally, the new administrator will bring new ideas and practices to the table, the review and memorialize current practices and protocols, regularly communicate and collaborate with the council and the council’s volunteer committees and lead the community with openness and integrity.

Star Valley Ranch was incorporated in 2005 to solve problems with its culinary water system. It is primarily a residential community with a growing full-time population as well as seasonal and weekend recreational residents.

The town staff of 13 provides administration and finance, public works, culinary water, and code enforcement services. Other services are provided by the county, or privately contracted. The town has a general fund budget of about $2.6 million and a water fund budget of about $1.7 million. Given the small staff, the new administrator will need to be a generalist in basic municipal services and someone who is not afraid to get dirty in the field.

Minimum qualifications include a four-year degree from an accredited college or university and five years of progressively responsible experience as a city or town manager/administrator, assistant, department head or other comparable position. The council may consider substitutions for education and experience for uniquely qualified candidates including private sector candidates. A strong sense of community engagement with multiple stakeholders along with the ability to create a team approach to problem solving and resource management are a must for any candidate.

Salary range for the position is $100,000 - $140,000 with anticipated hiring near mid-range depending on experience and qualifications. Additional information for candidates including application materials, a candidate profile, hiring process details and scheduling, and a more extensive job description can be found on the town’s website at www.starvalleyranchwy.org

A resume, cover letter, and references must be submitted to Mayor Kathleen Buyers at Town of Star Valley Ranch, 171 Vista Drive/#7007, Star Valley Ranch, WY 83127, or electronically to mayor@starvalleyranchwy.org by Monday April 22, 2024, at 6:00 PM.

Star Valley Ranch is an equal opportunity employer.

How to Apply

Application Deadline
A resume, cover letter, and references must be submitted to Mayor Kathleen Buyers at Town of Star Valley Ranch, 171 Vista Drive/#7007, Star Valley Ranch, WY 83127, or electronically to mayor@starvalleyranchwy.org by Monday April 22, 2024, at 6:00 PM. Star Valley Ranch is an equal opportunity employer.

Job Details

Salary
$100,000
-
$140,000
Job Function
Chief Administrator (City, County, Town Manager)
Position Type
Full Time

Town of Star Valley Ranch

Address

171 Vista Dr # 7007
Star Valley Ranch, WY 83127-5158
United States

Population
2,030
Website
Form of Government
Mayor-Council

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