Known as the Gateway to the Rockies, Aurora lies on the eastern edge of the Denver-Aurora metropolitan area. The city boasts spectacular views of the Front Range spanning from Pikes Peak to Longs Peak. More than 386,000 residents and 10,000 businesses choose to call Aurora home, making it the third largest city in Colorado and the 54th largest in the United States.
The City Manager is seeking a highly skilled individual who will have the ability to provide guidance and direction to ensure the efficient management and effective operation of assigned departments. This individual is responsible for the planning and management of activities for their respective departments or divisions. The next Deputy City Manager will be an exceptional leader with a heart for the community and the presence and the ability to respond to the City’s challenges both strategically and tactically.
The ideal candidate will bring experience in a diverse mid- to large-size city that offers an array of municipal services and has embraced innovative strategies to continue to provide those services while dealing with the realities of municipal budget constraints. This fiscally savvy, business-minded individual will be dedicated to the improvement of City services across all sectors of the population. Additionally, the successful candidate will be a bridge builder who embraces collaborative partnerships and will use these relationships to improve services and create efficiencies through the implementation of strategic objectives. This dynamic and innovative leader will be a “community steward” and shall be a values-based professional that is deeply committed to transparency and the mission of public service and make decisions that are in the best interest of the Aurora employees and the community as a whole.
Candidates shall have a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in Public Administration, Business Administration or a directly related field, along with five (5) years as a Department Director, Assistant City Manager, or City Manager in a medium to large full-service municipal government or comparable organization.