City Manager

  • City of Alliance
  • 324 Laramie Ave., PO Box D, Alliance, NE 69301, Alliance, Nebraska
  • Dec 16, 2020
Full Time Administration and Management Executive
  • Negotiable/DOQ: Yes
  • Phone: 308-762-5400
  • Apply By: Mar 16, 2021


Applications will be reviewed and considered upon receipt. Second Review: Open until filled.

Alliance, Nebraska (8,000 population) - The City of Alliance is looking for its next City Manager. With a broad range of responsibilities and exposure to a full-service local government operation, managing our community will allow you to utilize your wide-ranging talents and skills. Alliance is an affordable medium size community close to big city amenities in Denver, Cheyenne and Rapid City. There is an abundance of outdoor recreation available year round.

Alliance provides an extensive range of services, including police and fire protection, transportation, airport, bus service, sewer, water, refuse, landfill, 18-hole golf course, electric utility, parks and recreation, planning, building and safety, public improvements, and general administration. The city employs 108 FTEs of which 25 are assigned to the Police Department and 4 to the Fire Department. Alliance has a 2020 all funds budget of approximately $54.5 million, with a reserve in the General Fund of $3 million. The City of Alliance utilizes the council/manager form of government. Five council members are elected to four-year, overlapping terms, and a mayor is elected by a majority council vote. Serving at the pleasure of the City Council, the City Manager is responsible for implementing City Council policy, and for planning, organizing, directing, and controlling the activities and operations of the City of Alliance. The City Manager also develops policy recommendations for City Council action and provides highly responsible and complex administrative support to the City Council.

Job Description

  • Plans, directs and oversees City operations, programs and services and ensures systems are in place to evaluate and promote quality, cost-effectiveness and responsiveness to the needs of the City
  • Develops and issues administrative rules, policies, and guidelines to ensure proper functioning of all departments and superior provision of City services
  • Advises and directs department heads in the vision/goals/policy direction of Council
  • Supervises all City staff directly or through supervisors; Acts as final authority on all personnel actions
  • Drafts or oversees preparation of City ordinances, resolutions and policies for Council approval and executes official papers and documents on behalf of the City
  • Oversees preparation of the Council agenda and prepares or approves packet material
  • Attends and participates in all Council meetings and other meetings as needed
  • Provides information, guidance, and sound recommendations to Council and ensures the directives of the Council are implemented
  • Ensures that the laws, ordinances, and resolutions of the Council are enforced
  • Promotes effective community relations responding to requests/concerns of citizens
  • Prepares annual budget/keeps Council informed on the City’s financial condition
  • Represents the City with other governmental agencies
  • Ensures effective management and utilization of city assets; recommends upgrades
  • Develops and maintains a positive, productive working environment as the leader of the entire organization
  • Evaluates potential projects, programs, and services to determine feasibility, community impact and makes recommendations to the Council
  • Administers appropriations, analyzes bids and proposals and approves or recommends approval of major purchases and contracts
  • Ensures financial controls are in place and the City maintains an acceptable bond rating
  • Represents the City in collective bargaining matters; negotiates agreements with the assistance of the HR Director and acts as final authority in all grievances and disputes
  • Approves press releases and provides information to the media; Addresses the legislature when needed and speaks to community business and civic groups
  • Reviews department head personnel and pay decisions and/or recommendations and resolves or advises on resolution of employee complaints and hires all staff
  • Provides or oversees staff assistance to all municipal commissions and boards
  • Attends Economic Development meetings and provides advice and assistance on economic development initiatives

Job Requirements

A bachelor's degree in business administration, public administration, or political science and progressively responsible administrative or staff experience in municipal government with three years of high-level administrative responsibility at a department head or Assistant City Manager level is desirable.

Special Instructions

The salary range is regionally competitive and dependent upon background and qualifications of the successful candidate. The City will negotiate an employment agreement and offers an attractive benefit package consisting of health, dental, vision and life insurances, flexible spending account, vacation, sick leave and holiday pay and retirement.

Please mention you found this employment opportunity on the job board.

Additional Information

To learn more about the community and position, please view the City Manager Position Profile at Email your application, resume and cover letter to For questions, contact Carla Mayhew at 308-762-5400.

The City of Alliance is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Job Address

324 Laramie Ave., PO Box D, Alliance, NE 69301, Alliance, Nebraska 69301 United States View Map