Town Manager

Town of Carbondale

Taking its name from the Roaring Fork River, which flows magnificently northwest between Aspen and Glenwood Springs, Colorado, the Roaring Fork Valley is one of the most desirable places to live in the world.  Amidst fertile farmland at the confluence of the Roaring Fork and Crystal Rivers, the Town of Carbondale (pop. 6,972, 2.4 sq mi, elev. 6,181 ft.) sits near the foot of Mt. Sopris (12,953 ft.). This quintessential Colorado.

This rare opportunity is available with the departure of Town Manager Jay Harrington, who served the town successfully for over ten years. A highly competitive national recruitment is anticipated for this much coveted position. The FY 2021 budget ($18-19MM) supports 59.5 FTE.

A four-year degree (public or business administration, political science, or equivalent), ten years’ local government experience, including five as a manager, assistant, or major department head; and residency are required. Equivalent combination may be considered. A graduate degree, and a Spanish speaker, are desirable.

The hiring range salary is $150,000 to $190,000 DOQE.  Comprehensive benefits: group health insurance including major medical, dental, vision, preventive, and prescription card, and voluntary supplemental, and Section 125 (cafeteria) Plan. Retirement: AXA Equitable 401(a) (town 5%), fully vested after five years. Paid leave, holidays. Relocation assistance, temporary housing (town-owned), housing allowance, professional association dues, and fees for registration and travel related to professional development are all subject to negotiation.

Filing Deadline: Sept. 27, 2021

Contact: Andrew (Drew) Gorgey at (970) 987-1238 (direct)

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