City Administrator

City of Lafayette, CO

Job Details

  • Job Function: Chief Administrator (City/County Manager)
  • Credential: No preference
  • Salary: $175,000 - $200,000. DOQ
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Population: 24,453
  • Where: 1290 S. Public Road, Lafayette, CO 80026
  • Form of Government: Council-Manager

Post Date: Aug 7 2018


Lafayette’s next City Administrator will have the opportunity to lead a team of dedicated staff in one of Colorado’s most financially and politically stable communities. Located in Boulder County, the city has maintained its charming Old Town and walkability, preserved open space, and has grown its business and retail base to ensure economic sustainability. The city has been recognized for several awards for its livability, enjoys numerous parks connected by trails, and has spectacular views of the Rocky Mountains. The city has a sound financial base and a history of political stability, community engagement, and good governance. The City Administrator is retiring after 21 years in this position.

The City Administrator oversees the daily operations of the city, works collaboratively with department heads to implement policies set forth by City Council, and provides leadership in the development of short and long-range plans. The next City Administrator will establish working relationships with the City Council, City staff, and the public to deliver effective and innovative services and coordinate significant projects within the community. Lafayette’s City Administrator will have the responsibility of drafting and presenting the annual budget to members of the Council and advising the governing body of financial conditions, concerns, and future needs. The city is poised to update its Comprehensive Plan, which will provide the next City Administrator the opportunity to engage residents, staff, and key stakeholders to determine the city’s long-term vision.

The City Administrator has 13 direct reports, including the Arts and Cultural Resources Director, Assistant City Administrator/Economic Development Director, City Clerk, Deputy City Clerk, Finance Director, Fire Chief, Human Resources Director, Library Director, Parks and Recreation Director, Planning and Building Director, Police Chief, Public Information Officer, and Public Works Director.

The minimum requirements for this position are a bachelor’s degree and at least ten (10) years of increasingly responsible professional experience in a municipal administrative role with a minimum of eight (8) years of management experience.

Preferred requirements include a master’s degree, experience in budget development and financial management, community and economic development, energy sustainability, business and community engagement, intergovernmental relations, labor and employee relations, and project management.

Applicants must also be bondable and should possess a valid Colorado driver’s license with a safe driving record. At the time of their appointment, the City Administrator need not be a resident of the city or state, but residency is required after appointment.

The salary range for this position is $175,000 - $200,000 depending on qualifications, with an excellent benefits package.

Applications will be accepted electronically by The Novak Consulting Group at Applicants first complete a brief online form and then are prompted to provide one document (Word or PDF) that contains a cover letter and resume with salary history. Open until filled with first review of applications September 17, 2018.

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