City Administrator, Baraboo, WI (pop. 12,080). Located 40 miles northwest of Madison, Baraboo is in one of the state’s most picturesque areas, a short drive from the Wisconsin Dells. The former winter home of the Ringling Brother’s Circus, Baraboo is surrounded by natural beauty and outdoor activities. Baraboo has a thriving downtown, busy commercial areas, and numerous attractions including Circus World, a historic Wisconsin site. Baraboo is also gateway to the state’s busiest state park – Devil’s Lake State Park attracts more than three million visitors annually.
The City maintains its small-town appeal and high quality of life with balancing growth and progress. The area has been recognized for its livability and family-friendliness.
The City has a workforce of more than 100 full-time employees, plus another 100 part-time and seasonal employees. Baraboo is a full-service city including police, fire, public works, sewer and water utilities, parks, recreation and forestry, library, airport, planning and economic development, and administrative services. The city recently built a new municipal building housing police and City Hall, and is examining updates to other municipal facilities.
The City Administrator oversees an overall budget of approximately $23 million, and is the city’s chief personnel officer. The City is in excellent financial condition. The City Administrator works closely on development efforts, including maintaining a close working relationship with the City’s business community.
The City Administrator is appointed by, and reports to, the Mayor and nine-member Common Council. The starting salary range is $105,000 – $120,000 +/- DOQ, plus an excellent benefit package. Candidates should apply by August 7, 2019 with resume, cover letter and contact information for five work-related references to www.GovHRjobs.com to the attention of Lee Szymborski, Senior Vice President, GovHR USA, 630 Dundee Road, #130, Northbrook, IL 60062. Tel: 847-380-3197. The City is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Ideal candidates will possess:
A Bachelor’s degree in public administration, political science or urban planning, or related field; a Master’s degree in public administration or closely related field is preferred;
At least five years of increasingly responsible local government management experience;
Proven leadership, managerial, and interpersonal skills;
A team-oriented, strategic-thinking approach toward staff leadership; human resources skills and supervisory experience are essential;
Strong communication skills; and
Financial, analytical and budget management skills to lead a financially fit organization.