Dependent on Qualifications
Full City Benefits Package

Job Description


Under the direction of the Mayor and City Council, the City Manager develops and implements goals and objectives of the City by providing executive direction to senior management staff.

Essential Duties

1. Provides executive direction and facilitation of multiple complex City operations and projects.

2. Provides leadership and strategic direction for the effective management and provision of services to the citizens of the City.

3. Plans, directs, and evaluates the work of City departments to ensure that operations and services comply with the policies and direction set by the Mayor and City Council and with all applicable laws and regulations.

4. Directs and monitors the development and implementation of the annual budget and capital improvement plans. Recommends adoption by the Mayor and City Council.

5. Responsible for personnel management, ensures performance evaluations are completed through department heads. Responsible for hiring, termination, and disciplinary actions.

6. Reviews and approves City Council agenda items and supplemental materials for presentation to the City Council.

7. Attends all City Council meetings.

8. Performs other duties in accordance with State law, City ordinances and resolutions as directed by the Mayor and City Council.

Minimum Qualifications

Required Knowledge

1. Municipal Government Administration. Comprehensive knowledge of municipal government administration and operation.

2. Leadership. Knowledge of organizational and management practices as applied to the analysis and evaluation of programs, policies, and operations.

3. Customer Service. Knowledge of principles of effective public relations and relationships with citizens, private business, and other governmental entities.

4. Budget Management. Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of public budgeting, including public finance.

5. Strategic Planning. Knowledge of strategic planning and how to develop and implement with Mayor and City Council a strategic plan to guide the City. Ability to prioritize short and long-term strategies to accomplish the City's mission and goals. 

6. Planning, Zoning, and Development. Ability to understand the general plan process and applicable zoning requirements. Understanding of the development review and approval procedures.

7. Economic Development/Redevelopment. Knowledge and ability to utilize creative and innovative funding tools and incentives to stimulate economic development and redevelopment without sacrificing quality of life.

Minimum Qualifications

The successful candidate will hold a bachelor's degree in public or business administration or related field. A graduate degree in public administration is preferred but not required. A minimum of ten (10) years management experience in a municipality, county, or equivalent complex organization, including five years of managerial experience in a comparable City or similar organization. The Mayor and City Council will consider any combination of education, work experience and training that enables the individual to fulfill responsibilities of the position. Qualified applicants should submit a compelling cover letter, a comprehensive resume and salary history with an application online at

Other Information

The Community

The City of St. George, with a population of 80,000, is the largest City in Washington County and the eighth largest City in the State of Utah. St. George is located in the southwest corner of Utah just off the I-15 freeway. The City is nestled in a picturesque valley surrounded by impressive sandstone cliffs. The backdrop is breathtaking with blue skies, clean air, and is a friendly community that attracts millions of national and international visitors annually. The desert climate, with an elevation of 2,760 feet, promotes year-round recreation and leisure activities. The City has been recognized by many national publications as one of the best cities to retire to. Dixie State University is located in the City with approximately 10,000 students and growing. It is the economic and cultural center for Southern Utah and surrounding border communities from Arizona and Nevada. The metropolitan area exceeds 160,000 residents. St. George has been one of the fastest growing areas in the nation for the past two decades and is currently experiencing an annual growth rate of 3%. New and existing residents are attracted to St. George's scenic beauty, world-class health care, mild climate, and active lifestyle and its close proximity to unparalleled outdoor recreation including Snow Canyon State Park, Quail Creek and Sand Hollow reservoirs, Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon, Lake Powell and Grand Canyon National Park.

The Organization

The Mayor and five (5) City Council members are elected at large for four-year terms. Municipal elections are held every two years for those whose terms are expiring. The City Manager is appointed by the Mayor and City Council. This full-service City has 640 full-time and 400 part-time employees. The general fund budget is $67 million with a total budget of $220 million. The City owns and operates a regional commercial airport with daily flights to Salt Lake City, Denver, Phoenix and Los Angeles, offered through Delta, United, and American airlines. A convention center is jointly owned and operated with Washington County. The City owns and operates a regional wastewater treatment plant. The City, through interlocal agreements, provides 911 and emergency dispatch for cities in Washington County. The City provides typical services through its Public Works, Water and Wastewater, Human Resources, Utility Collection, Planning and Development Services, Finance, Police, and Fire Departments and Economic Development including four golf courses. The City provides energy to its residents through its municipal electric department. The City of St. George is dedicated to responsive and creative leadership, providing quality services, ensuring desirable neighborhoods and a supportive business environment keeping the City a great place to raise a family, retire to, or visit. The City of St. George is proud of its rich history, abundant natural beauty and resources, and strong family values.