MPA and MPP Job list Kanab City Manager Opening

Melissa Hall melissa.hall at
Wed Jul 3 14:28:21 MDT 2013


Salary: $55,000 to $70,000, plus a benefits package

FLSA Status: Full Time, Exempt

Initial Application Deadline: July 26, 2012, 2:00 p.m.

Target Start Date: September 3, 2013

Kanab City, 76 N Main, Kanab, UT 84741; 435-644-2534;

Kanab City, Utah, is accepting applications for the position of City Manager/Recorder. Kanab has a six member Council form of government, and the City Manager works under the broad policy guidance and direction of the Mayor and City Council. The City's population is approximately 4,300, with annual total budgets of approximately $4 million ($2.6 million General Fund).

Kanab is the commercial center of a farming, ranching and recreational community. As the seat of Kane County, Kanab is often called "Little Hollywood" because of its film-making history over the years. The City sits at the hub of the southwest's national parks and offers exciting vacation opportunities year round. Kanab is located seven miles north of the Arizona border on U.S. Alternate 89, and is centrally located between Las Vegas, NV, Phoenix, AZ, Albuquerque, NM, Denver, CO and Salt Lake City, UT.

City Manager/Recorder Position: The City Manager serves as the City's chief administrative officer and manages the day-to-day operations and internal affairs of the City; carries out policies and programs established by the Council; problem-solves with the citizens of Kanab; supervises 20 full time, plus part time and seasonal, employees; manages the Council agenda; interacts with the Council to discuss and recommend action on issues, policies and political developments; prepares and oversees the administration of the City's budget; attends all meetings of the Council and takes part in its discussions and deliberations; and such other duties as may be assigned. City operations include public works, police, fire, planning and zoning, water/sewer, parks, library, airport, and heritage. The ideal candidate must have strong leadership, consensus building, interpersonal and financial skills, and proven effectiveness in working with administrative staff, elected officials and citizens. A degree in public administration, finance, or another field found acceptable by the Council, together with progressively responsible municipal and supervisory experience is preferred.

Applications: Each applicant is required to submit electronically a completed City application form, a full resumé, references and a letter of interest to Kanab City Treasurer RaeLene Johnson at kcoffice at no later than July 26, 2013, at 2:00 p.m. (Mountain Daylight Time). No exceptions. Employment applications are available at Questions should be directed to RaeLene at 435-644-2534. Selection: Initial applications will be screened by a committee. The Mayor and City Council will select the City Manager following interviews of one or more of the applicants.

Notes: Pre-employment drug testing and a background check are required. Kanab City is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The City will provide reasonable accommodations for any applicant during the selection process. The City reserves the right to reject any and all applicants, to waive any requirement set forth in this announcement, and to hire anyone as the City Manager deemed to be in the City's best interest, all subject to legal requirements. Any application in response to this announcement is at the applicant's sole risk and expense. Although the City anticipates hiring as the City Manager one of the applicants responding to this announcement, there is no guarantee that any responding applicant will be hired.

Melissa Yack Hall, MPA, ABD
MPA Program Manager
University of Utah
P:  801.585.7985
F:  801.587.7861
Orson Spencer Hall 214

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