Central Services Director

Organization: City of Missoula, Montana
Salary: The salary for this position will be up to $105,000 depending on qualifications with competitive benefits.
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Job Description:

Missoula, a progressive city with a population of 67,290 that serves more than 110,000 most days, is Western Montana’s center for business, recreation, and education. Quality of life is key to Missoula, a place where a night at the theater may be followed by a day in the wilderness. Home to the University of Montana, Missoula is located in the heart of the Northern Rocky Mountains.

The Central Services Department is being created to consolidate all internal support services into one department. This consolidation is intended to streamline and modernize the provision of internal support services. The department which has a $4.8 million operating budget and 42.5 FTE’s consists of the following divisions: finance, human resources, information technology, geographic information systems (GIS), facility and vehicle maintenance, and the City Clerk’s Office. The first Central Services Director has the opportunity to help establish the culture, performance expectations, and work processes of this new department.

The City of Missoula has a strong mayor-council form of government. The Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) who reports to the full-time Mayor supervises all departments, prepares and administers the annual city budget, and appoints department directors. The current CAO has held that position for seven years and has worked for the City for 29 years.

The minimum job requirements are: 1) training and experience equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree in finance, public administration, business administration, or closely related field with a Master’s degree preferred; and 2) eight years of progressively responsible public or private sector administrative and managerial experience with at least three years of supervisory experience. Professional certification is encouraged. The City is seeking a personable, energetic, and customer-focused leader with a collaborative management style. Persons with a generalist management background are encouraged to apply. A recruitment profile brochure is available at www.slavinweb.com and http://www.ci.missoula.mt.us/

The salary for this position will be up to $105,000 depending on qualifications. Also, the City offers competitive fringe benefits. The position will remain open until filled with the first review of resumes to occur on December 2, 2013. To apply please send your resume and cover letter with current salary to dmt4mt@aol.com. For additional information about this job, please contact:

Dennis M. Taylor, ICMA-CM
Pacific Northwest Recruitment Manager
Slavin Management Consultants

The City of Missoula is an EEO/AA/ADA employer and encourages minorities, veterans, and members of protected classes to apply.

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