City Manager - Chief Administrative Officer

City of Little Rock, AR

JOB OBJECTIVE: Appointed by the Mayor and subject to confirmation by the City Board of Directors to serve as the Chief Administrative Officer of the City of Little Rock. Collaborates with the Mayor and Chief of Staff in the planning and management of all operations in accordance with policies set by the Board of Directors.


Establishes personnel policies and procedure guidelines for City operations.
In collaboration with the Mayor and Board of Directors, creates and leads the implementation of goals and objectives for the City; at the direction of the Mayor, delegates to department directors the responsibility for attaining their portion of the City's goals and objectives and ensures integrity and innovation as critical organizational values.
Represents the City Board of Directors in the enforcement of all obligations in favor of the City and its residents that are imposed by law, or under the terms of any public utility franchise.
Contracts for and purchases, or issues purchase authorizations for, supplies, materials, and equipment for City departments, offices, and agencies; contracts for, or authorizes contracts for, services to be rendered to the City or for the construction of City improvements.
Advises Mayor and City Board of Directors and makes recommendations as to the financial condition and future needs of the City; ensures accountability by providing regular reports to the City Board of Directors regarding key issues and actions taken.
Co-prepares the city budget with the Mayor to ensure the financial integrity of the City through budget development, monitoring, regular reporting on the financial condition of the City and effective management of its fiscal resources; administers City budget after adoption by the Board of Directors.
Establishes and develops viable relationships and partnerships with members of various community interest groups, neighborhood organizations, the media, the business community and other service and governmental agencies to foster a sense of cooperation and collaboration within the community.
In collaboration with the Mayor, develops standards and reviews the performance of departments; reviews departmental performance in obtaining stated goals and objectives.
Approves establishment of programs/policies that will aid in maintaining the financial integrity and service levels of various City Departments.
Attends meetings of the City Board of Directors and serves as the City representative on designated Boards and Commissions.
Operates an automobile in the performance of essential job functions.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: City Clerk/Administrative Services Manager, Chief Information Officer, Director of Community Programs, Director of Fleet Services, Director of Housing and Neighborhood Programs, Director of Parks and Recreation, Director of the Zoo, and Emergency Management Administrator.
Minimum Qualifications, Additional Requirements and Supervisory Responsibilities

These knowledge, skills, and abilities are usually, although not always, acquired through completion of a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, or a related field, five (5) years experience in municipal administration at the level of City Manager, Deputy City Manager, Assistant City Manager, or other senior city management official, or as a private industry senior executive officer in an organization of comparable complexity. Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.

Must possess a valid Arkansas Class D (Non-Commercial Vehicle) Driver's License before employment and maintain licensure for the duration of employment in this position.
Must be a resident of the City of Little Rock within ninety (90) days of employment; must maintain residency for the duration of employment in this position.
DISCLAIMER: This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise.

How to Apply

Application Deadline
Online applications only; please include a complete work history or upload a current resume when completing application.

Job Details

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

City of Little Rock


500 W Markham St Ste 130W
Little Rock, AR 72201-1437
United States

Form of Government


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