City Manager

Organization: City of Joliet, Illinois
Salary: A salary commensurate with these responsibilities is offered along with an excellent benefits package.
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Job Description:

The City of Joliet, incorporated in 1852, is a home rule unit of government, located in the northeastern part of Illinois, which has long been the top growth area in the state. The City currently has a land area of 63 square miles and a population of 148,049 as of the 2018 U.S. Census update. The government is empowered to levy a property tax on real estate property located within its boundaries. The City also has the power by state statute to extend its corporate limits by annexation, which is done periodically when deemed appropriate by the City Council.

Joliet has operated under the Council-Manager form of government since 1955. Policymaking and legislative authority are vested in the City Council, which consists of a mayor and an eight-member council. The City Council sets policy for the City, adopts ordinances and resolutions, adopts the annual budget and approves all expenditures. Council members are elected to four-year staggered term with three at-large council members and five district council members elected every four years. The Mayor is elected to a four-year term. All members are elected on a non-partisan basis. The City Manager is responsible for carrying out the policies and ordinances of the City Council, overseeing the day-to-day operations of the City and appointing the directors of the City's departments.

The City provides a full range of services including police and fire protection; refuse disposal, recycling and yard-waste collection; parking management; construction and maintenance of highways, streets and infrastructure, as well as water and wastewater treatment facilities. The City owns Route 66 Stadium, home to the Joliet Slammers baseball organization and operates Bicentennial Park; both are located in downtown Joliet. Although legally separate entities, the City is financially accountable for the Joliet Public Library, the Will County Metropolitan Exposition and Auditorium Authority (commonly known as the Rialto Square Theatre), Riverwalk Homes, and the Joliet Area Historical Museum.
The Cityís FY 2020 All Funds Budget is $328.9 M. The General Fund Budget is $192.4 M. Joliet has 834 full-time and 101 part-time employees.

Education and Experience a bachelorís degree in public or business administration, civil engineering, urban planning, political science or a related field is required. A Masterís degree in public administration, public policy or related advanced degree is preferred. At least eight years of progressively responsible municipal government administrative/management experience, preferably at the department head level or higher in a city of comparable population and complexity and/or minimum of six months previous City Manager and/or Deputy City Manager experience or any equivalent military experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skill and ability. Residency is required within nine months from the date of hire and the City Manager must be available around the clock to respond to emergencies.

A salary commensurate with these responsibilities is offered along with an excellent benefits package.

To Apply
Email your cover letter and current resume by September 30, 2020 to:

Robert E. Slavin or David Krings
3040 Holcomb Bridge Road, A1
Norcross, Georgia 30071
Phone: (770) 449-4656


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