City Manager

Organization: City of Fridley, Minnesota
Salary: A competitive starting salary and excellent benefits are negotiable depending upon qualifications and experience.
Close Date: January 18, 2013

Job Description:

Fridley, Minnesota
Population: 27,388


Fridley is a first ring suburban community in Minnesota’s Twin Cities Metropolitan Area. The City, which covers ten square miles, is located 10 minutes north of downtown Minneapolis and 25 minutes northwest of downtown St. Paul. Fridley is home to the world headquarters of Medtronic Inc. as well as to some other of the most important industries in the Midwest, nation, and the world. An industrial spine around the rail corridor has served Fridley well and has provided the City with nearly as many jobs as the number of citizens who reside in the community. Fridley is home to the largest number of employees in Anoka County.

The City of Fridley has a Council-Manager form of government. The City Council consists of five members: a Mayor, a Councilmember-at-Large and three Council members representing each of Fridley's three (3) wards. Each member of the Council serves a four-year term.

The City Manager is the administrative head of the City who oversees the functions of all departments and is the primary liaison between the City Council and City staff. The City Manager’s Department publishes the bi-monthly City Newsletter and provides local cable television programming including daily broadcasts of City Council meetings, commission meetings, Fridley news and other community-oriented programming. The current City Manager is retiring after 24 years of distinctive and valued service.

The City government is organized into the following departments: Finance which includes Accounting, Assessing, MIS, Liquor Store, City Clerk, HRA Support and Water Billing; Police; Fire which includes Rental Inspections; Human Resources; Public Works which includes Engineering, Maintenance, Water and Sewer; Community Development which includes Building Inspection, Planning, Solid Waste, Section 8 Housing, and HRA; and Parks and Recreation which includes the Springbrook Nature Center. In total the City has130 full-time employees, and an additional 200 seasonal/temporary and part-time employees. Fridley’s current budget is approximately $17 million.

Minimum qualifications are a bachelor's degree (Masters’ degree preferred) in public administration or a related field and successful experience as either a local government manager or full assistant local government manager gained in a community similar to Fridley in type and complexity. Experience gained in an inner ring suburban community would be a plus. Although not required, City residency is highly preferred.

A competitive starting salary and excellent benefits are negotiable depending upon qualifications and experience. Additional information regarding the position can be found at the consultant's website:

Apply by Friday, January 18, 2013 with cover letter, resume and present salary to:

Robert E. Slavin
3040 Holcomb Bridge Road #A-1
Norcross, GA 30071
TEL 770/449-4656
FAX 770/416-0848

The City of Fridley is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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