City Manager

City of Helena, MT

Job Details

  • Job Function: Chief Administrator (City/County Manager)
  • Credential: Preferred
  • Salary: $125,000 - $150,000. DOQ
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Population: 28,190
  • Where: 316 N. Park, Helena, MT 59623
  • Form of Government: Council-Manager

Post Date: Sep 13 2018


Helena’s next city manager will have the opportunity to live and work in one of Montana’s premiere communities. Nestled near the gorgeous foothills of the Montana Rockies and surrounded by an abundance of outdoor recreational opportunities and pristine wilderness, Helena provides residents with an outstanding quality of life. Helena’s next city manager will work collaboratively with a committed City Commission and a team of dedicated municipal employees.

Appointed by the Mayor and City Commission, the city manager serves as the chief administrative officer, who implements commission policies, provides organizational leadership for department directors and employees, and oversees the day-to-day business of government operations. City operations include the departments of Human Resources, Administrative Services, Community Facilities, Police, Fire, Community Development, Parks and Recreation, Public Works, City/County Information Technology and Services, and the City Attorney’s Office.

The City Manager has 12 direct reports including the City Attorney, Fire Chief, Police Chief, Public Works Director, Administrative Services Director, Community Development Director, Human Resources Director, Parks and Recreation Director, Community Facilities Superintendent, Civic Center General Manager, Parking Manager, and the Public Information and Special Projects Coordinator.

The requirements for the position include a bachelor’s degree in public administration, political science, business management, finance or a closely related field and five (5) years of experience as a municipal administrator/manager.

Preferred qualifications include a master’s degree in public administration or related field, ICMA-Credentialed Manager designation, strong financial management and budgeting skills, and a track record of success in economic development, business and civic engagement, working with an elected body, and handling policy changes.

Residency within the City’s corporate limits is required and would be expected within six months of starting employment.

The salary range for this position is $125,000 - $150,000 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.

All applications are subject to Montana Public Records Law but will not be released without notice to candidates.

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