City Manager

City of Bozeman Published: July 9, 2017
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Beautifully situated on the eastern slope of the Rocky Mountains, scenic Bozeman, Montana, covers over 18 square miles and is the county seat of Gallatin County, the most populated and fastest growing county in southwest Montana. It is located 143 miles west of Billings, 200 miles east of Missoula, and is just 90 minutes from Yellowstone National Park. The City is part of the Bozeman Micropolitan Statistical area and home to 45,250 residents.

The City of Bozeman operates under the City Charter, which was adopted in its current form in 2006, as a city commission-city manager form of government with self-governing powers. The City Commission is composed of four members and a Mayor who are all elected at-large. A professional City Manager is selected by and reports to the City Commission. The City Manager oversees and directs the City’s organizational, leadership, management, budgetary, and administrative operations and supervises the Assistant City Managers, City Attorney, and other program administrators and administrative support personnel. The City has 416 employees and a budget of $106 million.

A master’s degree in public administration, business administration, or a closely related field and a minimum of seven (7) years of experience in management, preferably in the public sector at the local government level, are required. Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform the work will be considered. The selected candidate must complete a financial disclosure form as a condition of employment and must reside within the Bozeman city limits by no later than the date of the first performance evaluation, which is anticipated to occur 12 months from the date of initial employment.

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Ron Holifield
Strategic Government Resources

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