Moline, IL (population 43,977). The City of Moline is offering an outstanding professional opportunity to individuals who thrive in a dynamic and fast-paced environment and who passionately desire to be a transformational leader in a community with limitless opportunity. The Moline City Council is seeking a City Administrator that can successfully develop a comprehensive management strategy to transform their inspirational and forward-looking agenda into reality.
The City of Moline is a dynamic and progressive community that honors its rich and colorful heritage but is always looking to the future for new opportunities. Moline is situated between the banks of the Mississippi and Rock Rivers in northwest Illinois. One of the Quad Cities, Moline is part of a diverse metropolitan area spanning both Illinois and Iowa with more than 380,000 people. Moline provides its residents with a comprehensive array of outstanding public services. It is a beautiful and diverse community with an abundance of leisure time opportunities that can accommodate virtually any age and every lifestyle.
Incorporated in 1872, the community offers a wonderful mix of older historic neighborhoods along with new commercial and residential developments providing a variety of choices for business locations and housing. Moline’s revitalized city center is a dynamic and bustling central business district featuring a mix of residential, retail, office, and civic uses making it an attractive destination for people from throughout the Quad Cities region.
Moline is home to the international corporate headquarters of (John) Deere & Co. which is the community’s largest employer. Even though Deere is clearly the city’s largest employer, Moline benefits from a very balanced and diverse local economy with numerous other large and mid-sized employers. The community also boasts a very robust retail sector and is a center for business and commerce for a large regional population in northwest Illinois and northeast Iowa.
The City of Moline is a full-service City including Police, Fire/EMS, Public Works, Water, Waste Water, Planning & Development, Parks and Recreation, Library and administrative support services. The City has an annual operating budget of $110 million and 370 full-time employees. It also is home to the Quad Cities International Airport with multiple domestic and international commercial carriers.
Since the mid-70’s, the City has operated under the Mayor/Council/City Administrator form of government. The City’s Mayor and eight Aldermen, seven of which are elected by wards and one at-large, provide policy direction. The Mayor and Council view the City Administrator’s position as central to managing the City’s day-to-day operations and they grant broad authority to the position. The City’s department directors report directly to the City Administrator.
The City Council is seeking to attract the interest of local government managers who are dynamic, energetic and skillful. They are looking for a proven leader with a track record of delivering results and for building and maintaining a high performing municipal organization. They are looking for candidates with a good working knowledge of all aspects of municipal operations, however, of particular importance will be skills in the areas of financial management & budgeting, economic development, planning and community engagement.
The new City Administrator must be an outstanding communicator with excellent interpersonal skills. The City Administrator is a highly visible position in the community and, as such, the individual who is selected must be comfortable with a high-profile community role and must have a desire to become actively involved in the community. The Administrator must be innovative and resourceful with a proven ability to successfully multi-task in a dynamic and complex municipal environment.
The starting annual salary range for this position is $175,000 -$185,000 DOQ/E. In addition to the salary, the City of Moline provides an outstanding and comprehensive package of fringe benefits. Details of the benefit package are available upon request. Residency within the corporate limits of Moline will be required within six months of the City Administrator’s start date. Candidates must have, at a minimum, a bachelor’s degree and 10 years of increasingly responsible public sector managerial experience. A master’s degree in public administration or some related field is desirable.
To apply for this position, please submit a résumé, cover letter, and contact information for five professional references by November 29. 2019 to www.GovHRJobs.comto the attention of Mark R. Peterson, Vice President, GovHR USA, 630 Dundee Road, #130, Northbrook, IL 60062. Please direct all inquiries about the position and/or the selection process to Mr. Peterson at (309) 825-5091 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.