City Of Aurora Seeking Applicants For New City Manager

Posted On June 30, 2014

By Mike Perleberg

now-hiring-sign-white(Aurora, Ind.) – The City of Aurora is hiring for an important position.

City attorney Jeff Stratman says city council voted earlier this month to add a city manager to the city’s 2014 payroll at the request of Mayor Donnie Hastings, Jr.

The city manager will work closely with Hastings and city council in creating policies and ensuring the efficient operation of city services. According to the ordinance creating the position, the individual hired will also serve as council and Hastings’ liaison with contractors, meet regularly with department heads, and assist with budget reports – among other duties. The manager will also direct city employees not otherwise managed by the Board of Public Works, the Chief of Police, the Fire Chief, or the Utility Superintendent.

A proposed ordinance for the position puts the salary at between $50,000 and $60,000 with “excellent benefits”, depending upon qualifications and experience.

Applications are being accepted through July 25, 2014. Applicants do not have to be a city resident, but the job posting does state that it is strongly preferred.

The person to take the position will be appointed by Hastings with the consent of city council.

The full job posting provided by Stratman is below:

The City of Aurora is seeking to fill the position of City Manager. City Government in Aurora is comprised of a Mayor, five Councilmembers and a Clerk-Treasurer, all who serve four-year elected terms. The Mayor appoints the City Manager subject to the consent of the City Council. The City Manager works closely with the Mayor and Council to assist them in formulating policies and programs and is responsible for the efficient ongoing operation of all City services as set forth by the Mayor and Council.

Minimum requirements include education and/or experience equivalent to a bachelor’s degree in public or business administration combined with successful experience as a local government or private sector manager or assistant manager. Ideal experience includes strategic planning, public entity budget development, downtown revitalization and economic development and redevelopment. The ideal candidate will understand elements of economic sustainability in an historic downtown rural community. The successful candidate must clearly possess and apply superior communication, organizational management and leadership skills and abilities.

This position offers excellent benefits and a salary range of $50,000 to $60,000, depending upon qualifications and experience. Residency is strongly preferred but not required.

Apply in confidence by July 25, 2014 with email submission of a cover letter and resume with references to:

Jeff Stratman Aurora City Attorney Email: jeff.stratman@outlook.com

The City of Aurora is an Equal Opportunity Employer