City Administrator Position Available

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City of Madrid, Iowa

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  • Job: City Administrator
  • Where: Madrid, Iowa
  • Salary: $58,000 to $80,000
  • Population: 2543 (2010 census)
  • Form of Government: Mayor/Council

Community: The City of Madrid, located in Boone County, Iowa, is a growing community centrally located just 25 miles north of Des Moines, and 22 miles southwest of Ames.

Organization: The City of Madrid operates under the Mayor-Council form of government. The Mayor is elected to 4-year terms, and five Council Members also serve 4-year terms. We have a City Attorney that supports the City and the City Council with legal matters. Madrid had a City Administrator in 2017 but decided transition to a City Clerk and Deputy City Clerk model. The Current City Clerk is retiring, and the Mayor and City Council have upgraded the City Clerk position to the City Administrator position.

The City of Madrid has 15 full-time employees and 9 part-time employees who provide services including public works, police, water and sewer. This includes a full-time Public Works Director and a full-time Chief of Police. The Madrid Fire Department is a volunteer organization that provides fire and EMS service to the City under the scope of the Chief of Police.

Experience: The successful candidate will have two to four years of experience in a municipal organization. Experience as a City Administrator or City Clerk is required. Candidates should be able to demonstrate knowledge and skill in city operations, supervision, human resources, city budgeting and finance, and have excellent communication skills for interacting with employees and the community in a positive manner.

Job Duties: Prepares agenda and council packets and attends all City Council meetings, completes council meeting minutes and assures timely publication of agendas, minutes and claims reports.

Prepares resolutions, ordinances and legal notices required for publication. Maintaining all permanent records as required by state law.

Manages and invests city funds in accordance with Council and public finance guidelines and sound financial practice. Prepares for and oversees annual audit. Keeps the Council informed of the financial condition of the city. Transfers funds between accounts following standard accounting practices, as required.

Represents the City with other governmental agencies and officials. Participates in negotiations with the employee union.

Maintains accurate personnel records and facilitates the payroll process.

Prepares annual budget and all required state and county reports and assures filing of these items in a timely manner as required by state code.

Assumes responsibilities of planning and zoning coordinator with assistance from contracted building inspectors and maintains accurate records of all planning and zoning activities.

Oversees daily operations of City Hall and represents the city in direct contact with citizens. Receives and investigates complaints.

Education: Bachelor’s degree in public administration or comparable education and work experience.

Apply: Interested parties may apply by submitting a (digital only) resume and cover letter to Resumes will be accepted until April 2, 2021.

The City of Madrid, Iowa is an equal opportunity employer


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