The City of Dickinson is looking for someone to join our Executive Team as the City Administrator. This position is responsible for directing, supervising, and coordinating all divisions and departments within the City to ensure an efficient and effective organization, planning, and management of the City.
The Ideal Candidate Dickinson is looking for an outstanding leader and manager who can see the big picture, understands strategic planning, and is able to articulate the City’s story and message to a variety of stakeholders and fosters a work environment that promotes the best interest of the city. The Administrator not only works for the Commission, but also partners with them and serves as a trusted advisor. The Administrator will need to be well- prepared, keep the Commissioners informed, and provide the information they need to make good decisions in a timely manner. The ability to lead to good decisions and explain the reasoning, yet not be afraid to make the tough decisions when required is essential.
The ideal candidate will have at least a Bachelor’s Degree in business or public administration or another area related to city management. The best candidates will have at least eight years of experience as a City Administrator or assistant City Administrator and expertise in local government, human resource management, finance and budget, and economic development and redevelopment. Others with strong leadership and management skills and who have reported to a board may be considered.
TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE (position requirements at entry):
Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Public Administration, or Business Administration
Master’s Degree preferred.
Four years of city administrator/manager experience
Or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.
LICENSING REQUIREMENTS (position requirements at entry):
Valid Driver’s License
ICMA-CM within 2 years of hire
About City of Dickinson
Operating under the Commission form of government, the City Commission is non-partisan and composed of five members. The Commission President and four Commissioners are elected at-large and serve staggered, four-year terms.
The city has one other elected official—the Municipal Judge. The position is part-time and has jurisdiction over traffic fines, infractions, administrative/non-criminal offenses, parking violations, and Class B Misdemeanors written on city codes.
The Commission appoints a City Administrator who works for the City Commission as a whole to insure their plans and priorities are carried out by city staff. The City Administrator oversees the day-to-day functions of the city and coordinates the city departments including police, fire, engineering, building codes, planning, finance, IT, human resources, assessing, public works, library and museum. The City operates with 230 FTEs and a 2020 general fund budget of approximately $25M and a total budget of $65M.
As a result of the community’s growth, city services and facilities needed to be expanded. The city wisely invested in new facilities which were built to last for 40 years and to accommodate growth in the... staff that will be needed as Dickinson expands. These buildings include a new 90,000 square foot public works facility, a new 45,000 square foot public safety facility and a new wastewater treatment plant.