POSITION:  Assistant City Manager

EMPLOYER:  City of Saratoga Springs, Utah

CLOSING DATE:  Thursday, March 23, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. MST

COMPENSATION: Hiring will normally occur between the minimum and the midpoint of the range depending on the qualifications and experience of the successful applicant.  Full Salary Range: Minimum - $83,366.00/yr.; Midpoint - $102,128/yr.; Maximum - $120,890.00/yr.  The City offers a competitive benefits package including health, dental, life and long term disability insurance. The City participates in the Utah Public Retirement System (pension). In addition, the City does not participate in Social Security so no Social Security taxes are deducted from your paycheck. In lieu of the City’s Social Security contributions, the City contributes 6.2% of salary into a 401(k) retirement plan. Other benefits include 160 hours of paid time off (PTO) accrued annually, 40 hours of short-term medical accrued annually, 10 holidays annually, and a flexible work week.

TO APPLY:  Applications will be accepted until Thursday, March 23, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. Applicants who are invited the first round of interviews will be contacted on or before Friday, March 24, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.; the first round of interviews will be conducted on Thursday Thursday, March 30, 2017. Applicants invited to the first round of interviews will be asked to provide a writing sample on a topic to be disclosed prior to the interview. For applicants invited to move on in the recruitment process additional interviews and other testing will occur the week of April 11, 2017. Please direct questions to Holly Neibaur at hneibaur@saratogaspringscity.com.

To apply, please submit a City application form, cover letter and resume in person, by mail, or electronically to the City of Saratoga Springs, Human Resources, 1307 North Commerce Drive, Suite 200, Saratoga Springs, Utah, 84045, or by email to hneibaur@saratogaspringscity.com, or by fax to (801) 766-9794. Applications forms may be obtained on-line at www.saratogaspringscity.com.

The City reserves the right to reject any and all applicants, to waive any requirement set forth in this announcement, and to hire anyone as the City Manager or designee deems to be in the City’s best interest, all subject to legal requirements. Any application in response to this Announcement is at the applicant’s sole risk and expense. Although the City anticipates hiring one of the applicants responding to this announcement, there is no guaranty that any responding applicant will be hired. Saratoga Springs is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Pre-employment drug testing, proof of employment eligibility, and a background check are required.

DESCRIPTION:  The City of Saratoga Springs currently has an opening for an Assistant City Manager. The purpose of this position is to provide executive assistance to the City Manager’s office by being directly responsible for managing several City Departments as well as several long-range work areas, including but not limited to, research, project management, project organization and tracking, creation of policy manuals, and general assistance with all other City Manager, Mayor or City Council projects, duties or assignments. This is a full-time, FLSA exempt, at-will position per Utah code 10-3-1105-06.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Directly responsible for several City Departments. Specific assignments may change from time to time based upon need and prior experience. Develop, present and/or assist in the planning and implementation of new or revised policies, procedures and programs to meet management goals.  Represent the City on boards, commissions, and committees.  Assists the City Manager in the creation of policy statements and manuals.  Assists the City Manager in providing support to the members of the City Council; attend Council meetings, and other meetings as directed.  Conduct studies of operational issues; prepare recommendations on results; evaluate recommended changes on organization, policy and procedures.  Present verbally, in writing or through mixed media, ideas, reports, information, recommendations and various correspondences to a variety of audiences, including general public, elected officials and City management.  Prepare and/or assist in the preparation of staff reports to the City Council; may present staff reports to City management, City Council and/or Council committees.  Assist with resolution of issues and/or citizen complaints. Provides customer service to the public. Performs special projects, requests or research as assigned by the City Manager.  Act as a public information point of contact and make public appearances on behalf of the City, including for press conferences, for policy and/or complex issues. Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications - Education & Experience:  A Master’s degree in public administration or a related field from an accredited college or university.  Six (6) or more years’ experience working in a government agency including at least three (3) years in a responsible management position in municipal government.  Certifications Required: A valid Utah State Driver License.

Knowledge of: Current social, political and economic trends and problems of municipal government.  Concerns and interests of civic groups, governmental agencies and the general public.  Organizational and management practices as applied to the analysis and evaluation of programs, policies and operational needs.  Principles of financial analysis.  Principles of economics.  Research and reporting methods, techniques and procedures.  Principles and procedures of municipal accounting and budgeting.  Sources of information related to a broad range of municipal programs, services and administration.  A general knowledge of applicable State and City Codes related to local government development, planning, zoning, development notices, etc.  General professional office operations.  Correct use of English language and vocabulary.

Ability to: Manage and lead employees and teams with diverse backgrounds and experience.  Provide effective leadership in coordinating and promoting administrative activities. Analyze, interpret, summarize and present administrative, technical, and statistical information and data in an effective manner. Develop policy recommendations. Interpret and apply City policies, procedures, laws and regulations. Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, and project consequences of proposed actions. Prepare clear and concise reports and develop appropriate recommendations.  Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.  Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work including City and other government officials, community groups, the general public, and media representatives. Interact with the public and Media on complex issues.  Interact with the public in all situations while maintaining a professional, pleasant and courteous demeanor.  Manage high levels of stress while maintaining an even emotional demeanor.  Ability to use Microsoft Office programs including Word, Excel, and Power Point. Exercise sound and good judgment at all times.

WORKING CONDITIONS:  The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions—including but are not limited to the job functions, qualifications, and competencies listed herein—of this job in the working conditions below. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The successfully candidate must be able to perform under the physical demands and work environment of a typical office environment including but not limited to the following: Sit at a desk or table to operate a computer and related equipment and to type, read, proofread, interpret, and apply information obtained therefrom.  Stoop and/or bend to move items into and between file drawers. Regularly walk, stand, or stoop.  Lift, carry, push, pull or move boxes weighing up to 30 pounds.  Lift, carry, push, pull, or move carts of items weighing up to 100 pounds.  Work at a computer for sustained periods of time while maintaining efficiency, attention to detail, Alertness, proficiency, and accuracy.  Drive to meetings and appointments.

The City of Saratoga Springs is an exciting new pro-development community located on the northwest shores of Utah Lake in the center of Utah’s Wasatch Front Metropolitan Area. The City incorporated in December of 1997. From its very beginning, the City experienced rapid growth and today there is more development interest in the City than at any other time in its short history.  The City’s population is estimated at approximately 26,000 residents, a suburban population that works along the Wasatch Front, but desires a quiet suburban area in which to live. The City is among the highest growth cities in Utah. As a region, the northern Utah County area has also experienced rapid development and growth in recent years. Saratoga Springs is only partially developed and it is expected that the build-out population of the City will be over 100,000 residents. Only about 25% of the land area within the City has been developed.


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