Posted: 05/18/2023


--- The salary advertised represents Step 1 on the pay table.
Additional steps may be available depending on qualifications. ---
First review of applications: July 19, 2023.
All applications received by 5:00 pm MDT on July 18, 2023, will be reviewed and considered during the first review. Applications received after this deadline will not be reviewed and considered unless a subsequent review occurs should the position remain available.
The City Manager shall be responsible to the City Commission for properly administrating all the City affairs and shall be charged with enforcing and carrying out all ordinances, rules, and regulations passed or enacted by the Commission. Provides highly responsible direction in the general operations and administration of the City government; develops, plans, organizes, and implements goals or objectives to meet the current and future needs of the City.

Recruitment Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, or a related field from an accredited university;
  • Ten (10) years of progressively responsible experience in upper management;
  • Five (5) years of experience in government;
  • Must be a resident of Alamogordo or become a resident within six (6) months;
  • Must be bondable;
  • Valid New Mexico Driver's License, or the ability to obtain within sixty (60) days of employment, with a driving record acceptable to the City of Alamogordo;
  • Or any equivalent combination of education, experience, and training that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.
  • Master's Degree in Public Administration, Business Administration, or equivalency.
  • Experience in Community Development.
  • Five (5) years of experience as a City Manager or Assistant City Manager.

Essential Duties

  • Manages and supervises direct-report staff by coordinating, assigning, and reviewing work to ensure compliance with ordinances, policies, and procedures;
  • Mentors employees to their full potential and ensures appropriate training is given to meet the standards of the position held;
  • Ensures laws and decisions are applied consistently;
  • Oversees special projects and studies commissioned by the City Commission through majority consensus;
  • Directs and coordinates the operational aspects of City government to promote an effective, responsive, and value-based organizational culture;
  • Maintains effective communications with the City Commission to keep them apprised of situations and issues;
  • Advises the City Commission of financial conditions and current and future City needs;
  • Manages a diverse team of subordinates and directors by providing professional leadership and promoting effective collaboration and communication in accomplishing established goals and objectives;
  • Motivates and evaluates the work of direct reports; selects, hires, and discharges City personnel;
  • Meets with advisory staff, department heads, and other City staff to plan, direct, review, and evaluate City programs and activities;
  • Responsible for preparing and submitting proposed budgets to the City Commission, advising of the financial conditions and needs of the City, and fiscally responsible for administering the adopted budget;
  • Assures that assigned areas of responsibility are performed within budget;
  • Performs cost control activities;
  • Monitors revenues and expenditures to assure sound fiscal control;
  • Participates in the resolution of complaints to facilitate improvement in operations and communication, policymaking, and team building;
  • Presides over staff appeal hearings, makes considerations, and provides a final decision in such matters;
  • Reviews and approves written reports and materials concerning City business;
  • Meets with federal, state, and local government officials to discuss issues relevant to City business;
  • Makes presentations to Commission, boards, civic groups, and the public;
  • Ensures the preparation of a variety of studies, reports, and related information for decision­ making purposes;
  • Attends Commission meetings;
  • Addresses the concerns of City residents;
  • Contributes to a high-quality work culture through participation in training and mentoring to develop skills, including safety-related training and skills;
  • Interacts professionally and provides excellent customer service to all levels of City staff and citizens to ensure high operational and service standards; and
  • Performs duties in accordance with the Employee Manual, Department Policies and Procedures, City of Alamogordo Ordinances, and any applicable State or Federal authority.
  • Makes public presentations and represents the City on committees, boards, and civic organizations while conducting outside City-related activities;
  • Duties may be performed outside of normal working hours;
  • Maintains the confidentiality of information obtained during the performance of duties; and
  • Performs such other duties as may be assigned.
The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. 
Knowledge of:  
  • All aspects of municipal government operations relating to staffing, budget, and program execution;
  • Commission/Manager form of government and its operation;
  • Political processes at all levels of government; and
  • Principals of public administration and personnel management and effective management.
Skill/Ability to
  • Demonstrate excellent interpersonal and communication, including verbal and written, through all levels of internal or external organizations;
  • Perform tasks and other daily activities in a positive and professional manner alongside employees of varied backgrounds and personalities;
  • Demonstrate leadership ability to motivate a multicultural workforce toward sustained quality and productivity;
  • Exercise common sense and good judgment in the performance of essential duties;            
  • Must possess good character and integrity; and
  • Demonstrate strong planning and organizational skills.

Work Environment

  • Work performed is in a typical office environment;
  • Occasional work is outdoors in varied weather conditions; and
  • Lift and/or move items weighing up to fifty (50) pounds; the lifting of any object greater than fifty (50) pounds by a single individual is prohibited. Lifting objects, materials, or equipment weighing more than fifty (50) pounds requires the buddy system or the use of devices designed to assist with lifting or moving. Proper lifting techniques shall be used when lifting items of any weight.


City Of Alamogordo
1376 E 9th St

Alamogordo, New Mexico, 88310

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