City Manager - WANTED

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The City of Monte Vista is a Southern Colorado community of approximately 4,500 residents
located in the historic San Luis Valley. The City is a home-rule municipality possessing a sense of
history as well as excellent quality of life amenities. The City is situated in an area of year-round
recreational opportunities. The City is accepting applications for the position of City Manager.
The ideal candidate for City Manager must actively support and uphold the City of Monte Vista’s
mission and values. Under the general direction of the City Council, the City Manager directs and
supervises the daily activities and programs of the City. Candidates for the position should possess
demonstrated leadership skills, high integrity, demonstrated success in problem-solving, and provide
professional guidance, leadership and advice to the City Council. The City Manager serves at the
pleasure of the City Council.
The City is interested in candidates who can establish community and regional partnerships, work well
with the media, lead by example and possess the ability to direct the daily activities and programs of the
City through the City’s departments. Develop and maintain quality customer service to citizens and
promote consistency and transparency in the City’s actions. The City Manager administers all City
departments except the City Attorney, Municipal Judge and City Clerk.
The City Manager must be accountable, responsive to issues, and able to provide a vision and direction
for the City and its staff. The City Manager will lead a municipal organization of approximately 37
FTE not counting seasonal employees. City departments include Human Resources, City Clerk,
Finance, Police, Public Works/Parks, Recreation and Kid’s Connection. The City’s 2021 operating
budget is $11,017,482. The City operates 10 funds to include governmental, enterprise, capital and
special review.
Minimum requirements: Bachelors' degree in business or public administration, or a directly related
field. A Masters' degree or credentialed City Manager is a plus. A minimum of five (5) years
responsible experience in government, three (3) years working in local government administration,
finance, planning or similar area; two (2) or more years experience in a deputy, assistant or
administrator/manager position is a plus. Any equivalent combination of education and experience
which provides the applicant with the knowledge, skills and abilities required to perform the job.
The position has a competitive salary and excellent benefit package. The general hiring minimum
salary is $105,000. Salary at appointment is dependent on qualifications.
To be considered for this position you must complete a City of Monte Vista employment application at Please e-mail your completed job application, resume and a cover
letter to the Human Resources office at Position will remain open until
filled, first review is August 31, 2021
Robert L. Gil
HR Coordinator
P#: 719-852-8284, E-mail: