City Administrator- Gillette, WY

The City Administrator serves as the Chief Executive  Officer regarding all City of Gillette operations and  functions. This position performs a variety of  management and supervisory functions related to the  overall operation of City administration and individual  departmental operations. 

The City Administrator: 

Serves as advisor to City Council and the Mayor regarding overall focus and direction for the City of Gillette. 

Provides direct staff support to the Mayor and City Council. 

Develops fiscal and organizational plans and recommends the adoption of annual budget and capital improvements. 

Works with outside organizations and individuals regarding interests, issues and/or concerns. 

Serves as advisor to City Council and the Mayor regarding overall focus and direction for the City of Gillette. 

Develops policy initiatives for Council consideration. Resolves complex and politically sensitive problems encountered in performance of work assignments. 


The City is looking for a talented senior management professional from a public sector organization of  comparable complexity and size, with knowledge and  experience in leading an organization. Candidates should  have experience working in a community undergoing  rapid growth. The desired candidate will be able to handle  a high-volume workload, be proactive, have a strong  financial background and the ability to balance the needs  of employees and the community. The new Administrator will have strong leadership skills, be politically astute, and  demonstrate good critical thinking abilities. 

The desired candidate should be able to keep the “big  picture” foremost in mind. He/She should have excellent  organizational skills and work well in a multi-task  environment with a need to prioritize and make decisions  in a timely manner. The new Administrator will work to  build trust and strengthen relationships with the  community, and other stakeholders. He/She will be  accessible and responsive to the public, elected officials, and City staff, and they should also have a proven track record of providing excellent customer service. 

The City is looking for a people-oriented team manager,  as the Administrator will work with a variety of groups with  varying personalities of common interests. The desired  candidate will bring progressive management practices  and provide a supportive work environment where staff can work with independence, but remain accountable for  their areas of responsibility. The selected candidate will  be receptive of new ideas and encourage creative  solutions to complex problems. He/She will bring energy  and enthusiasm to their leadership of the City and have an appropriate sense of humor. 

The new Administrator should be ethical, honest, and  hardworking, while establishing an atmosphere of mutual  respect and cooperation within the overall City  organization. The selected candidate will be someone  who keeps all parties well-informed and must be an  effective communicator, both orally and in writing, as they  will provide frequent presentations before community  groups, boards and the City Council. They must be a  good listener who consistently works well with personnel  throughout all levels of the organization.  

Knowledge and level of competency commonly  associated with the completion of a master’s degree in a  course of study related to the occupational field. 

Experience enough to thoroughly understand the diverse  objectives and functions of the subunits in the  division/department in order to direct and coordinate work  within the division/department, usually interpreted to  require three to five years of related experience. 

Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver’s  license issued by the State of Wyoming for the type of  vehicle or equipment operated. 

Ability to be bonded. 


135,000 – $175,000 DOQ 

Medical insurance and prescription drug coverage Dental insurance 

Employee Assistance Program 

Employee Wellness Program 

Flexible Benefits Plan 

Term life insurance 

Short-term disability 

Long-term disability 

Deferred compensation 

Wyoming Retirement Program / ICMA 

Vehicle allowance 

Relocation allowance 

20 days’ vacation accrual per year 

10 holidays per year 

1 personal day per year 

Accrual of sick leave at 12 days per year 

Other Ancillary Benefits are available

All qualified candidates are strongly encouraged to apply by May 21, 2021.  

To apply, complete the required City of Gillette online application, which is available on the City website at AND email a cover letter and resume at the time of application to Applicants need understand that if they are selected as a finalist, they must agree in their cover letter to release of their name to the public. 

The City of Gillette is an Equal Opportunity Employer and conducts Pre-Employment Drug Screening.

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