City of Litchfield Park, AZ
  • 18-Jul-2017 to 30-Sep-2017 (PST)
  • City Manager
  • Phoenix, AZ, USA
  • $138,000 - $165,000
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Retirement, Long- and Short-Term Disability, Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Life Insurance, Deferred Compensation, Vacation and Sick Leave, Holidays

Litchfield Park, Arizona, a small residential community (3.3 square miles) in Maricopa County, two miles north of the I-10 and 16 miles west of central Phoenix, is considered the historic hub of the Southwest Valley.  It is a unique city, envisioned to provide both aesthetic and commercial amenities.  The magnificent palm and orange trees lining the wide streets were integrated into the urban design years ago, along with the mature landscaping.  They now serve to showcase miles of pathways, beautiful homes, charming sidewalk cafes, an award winning school, and the celebrated AAA Four Diamond Wigwam Resort.  The Resort offers three championship golf courses, nine tennis courts, a Red Door Spa, fine resort dining, and facilities for business and private accommodations.  The casual, yet invigorating, public spaces promote a sense of well-being and genuine community for its residents and visitors alike.

Rated #1 place to live in Arizona by Movoto, a national real estate firm based in San Mateo, and recognized by Phoenix Magazine as "one of the 10 Best Places to Live in Arizona," the City of Litchfield Park provides not only a strong quality of life to its residents, it attracts visitors from all over the Valley who come to enjoy the many amenities our beautiful small city has to offer. The City operates under the Council-Manager form of government.  Under this system, the City Council appoints the City Manager, who acts as the chief executive officer of the City.  The City Manager is responsible for the day-to-day operation of all City departments, enforces policy, and administers City programs.  City Department Directors are hired by and are responsible to the City Manager.  The City Clerk is appointed by the City Council but is supervised by the City Manager.

 The City is looking for an outstanding leader and manager with a demonstrated track record of achievement.  The ideal candidate will have exceptional communication skills, and be a highly visible and engaged public figure.  They will have vision, set goals, and rely on subordinates to do their jobs.  Customer service, along with integrity, will be a core principle and a way of life.  The City Manager will be a critical thinker, and have experience in envisioning and participating in completing new commercial development projects.  Also important will be analytical skills, as well as knowledge of how to utilize information technology to optimize job processes and keep the public informed.

The City has approximately 35 full-time employees, and 35 part-time and seasonal employees, and an operating budget of $16,907,000 (all funds).

The position requires the following:

         * Extensive knowledge of public administration with particular reference to municipal administration, the municipal organization and the functions of constituent units, along with a thorough knowledge of basic laws, ordinances, and regulations underlying the municipal corporation.  Also required is considerable knowledge of research techniques and other sources and availability of information;

         * Master's Degree in Public Administration, Public Policy, or related field; and

         * Over five years of increasingly responsible municipal experience.  Two years experience at the Assistant City Manager level or above.

The successful candidate will be required to live in Litchfield Park, Arizona.

Please apply online at:

Candidates should apply by September 30, 2017 with cover letter, resume, completed application, supplemental application, and assessment.

City Manager Recruitment Brochure - Adobe

City Manager Job Description

The City of Litchfield Park is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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