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  • Assistant Town Manager for Finance and Grants

    Posted: 12/28/2021

    Town of Clarkdale, Arizona (Pop. 4,300) seeks an experienced hands-on executive level leader to serve as the next Assistant Town Manager in a dynamic, financially-stable organization. The Assistant Town Manager reports directly to the Town Manager and works collaboratively to plan, direct, and manage all of the Town's financial operations, and grants. The Assistant Town Manager also plays an integral role in the development of the annual budget, providing strategic and administrative direction. 

    The salary range for this position is $81,353 - $130,166, DOQ. This is a full-time, FLSA exempt status position. 

    Located in heart of the Verde Valley, Clarkdale is a charming, historic town, on the banks of the Verde River and at the base of Mingus Mountain. Ideally situated above the heat of the desert and below the cold of Arizona’s high country, Clarkdale enjoys a moderate year-round climate at an elevation of 3,500 feet.

    Job Description

    DESCRIPTION: Under general direction from the Town Manager, provides highly responsible administrative and managerial duties to assist and support the Town Manager in the development and coordination of Town operations, programs, grants, and activities. This upper-level position serves as a member of the Town’s management team and is the Department Head for the Finance Department and oversees grants. The position will be assigned other departmental oversight dependent upon interest and experience.  This position plans, directs, reviews, and supervises department staff to coordinate their efforts toward achievement of their departmental objectives and the objectives of the Town government as a whole. This position understands public trust and models the highest standards of personal and professional integrity expected of those working in public service. This position is expected to provide and promote customer service consistent with the Town’s Customer Service standards. Exercises considerable initiative and independent judgement in representing the Town Manager. Performs related duties as needed or assigned.

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND DUTIES: Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following tasks, knowledge, skills and other characteristics.  This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by incumbents of this classification.

    • Implements goals, objectives, priorities, policies and procedures of the Town of Clarkdale and the Finance Department.
    • Represents the Town in interactions with the public, elected officials, coworkers, regulatory agencies, bond counsel, rating services, investment bankers, financial advisors, and business professionals on a regular basis.
    • Works with INCODE software provider to ensure Town software systems are up to date with changing State, Federal, legislative and retirement reporting requirements and provides suggestions/help to departments of how to work with INCODE for department related issues.
    • Coordinates, supervises, evaluates, and ensures efficiency in the responsibilities, activities, and operations of the Finance Department and other assigned departments.
    • Supervises and evaluates department personnel, also ensuring that sufficient training and development opportunities are provided.
    • Establishes and monitors management and control of the Town’s financial and grant operating practices.
    • Evaluates and implements internal and external audit recommendations and provides feedback to management on results.
    • Structures, plans, and coordinates specific financial projects, and grants.
    • Directs and participates in major projects to interpret and recommend financial policy for the Town.
    • Utilizes financial forecasts and analysis to identify future financial challenges and opportunities and identifies strategies to secure financial sustainability for the Town.
    • Develops, implements, and administers purchasing policies and procedures for the Town, ensuring financial oversight of all company spending and appropriate accounting principles.
    • Oversees all aspects of grant management; writes, facilities, processes payments and reimbursements (grants applied for, grants awarded, and grants closed).
    • Prepares and reviews grant applications, and supporting documentation to ensure compliance with funding requirements, including researching demographic and statistical data necessary for the applications.
    • Prepares and/or communicates clear, accurate and comprehensive programs, policies, reports, and recommendations to elected officials, staff, outside agencies and the community.
    • Participates in Town management staff meetings and may serve on special committees or direct the conduct of projects having a general Town-wide impact.
    • Initiates, maintains, and oversees a variety of files, records, and databases (electronic and hard copy), and compiles operational information and data for reports and record keeping.
    • Maintains compliance required by Arizona OpenBooks.
    • Performs other duties as needed or assigned.



    Education and/or Experience

    Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance or Business Administration or a closely related field and at least five years of broad and extensive experience involving administration and management of government finances and municipal projects and programs, including three years of supervisory experience; OR any combination of education and/or experience which, provides the knowledge, skills and abilities required.

    Special Requirements, Licenses, and Certificates

    • Must complete online training and testing with National Incident Management System (NIMS) through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) within six (6) months of hire and maintain current/ongoing certification as needed.
    • Must possess, or obtain upon employment, a valid Arizona drivers’ license.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

    Knowledge of:

    • Principles and practices of general municipal administration and organization.
    • Professional standards including governmental accounting and financial reporting standards, generally accepted accounting principles, and generally accepted auditing standards, including applicable federal, state, and local laws, ordinances, statutes, rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.
    • Municipal finance administration, cost accounting principles and practices, investment fund management, utility accounting, budgeting, and debt management.
    • Principles and practices of public human resource administration, including applicable federal, state, and local laws, ordinances, statutes, rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.
    • Principles of personnel management, supervision, training, and performance evaluation.
    • Modern office procedures, methods and equipment including computers and applicable software applications.

    Skills and Ability to:

    • Develop and maintain effective interpersonal relations.
    • Supervise and evaluate the performance of subordinates.
    • Skill in resource management, time, and workload management.
    • Analyze problems and make sound recommendations.
    • Supervise, lead and direct activities of departments.
    • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing, with the public and staff.
    • Prepare and present accurate and reliable reports containing findings and recommendations.
    • Operate a computer using program applications appropriate to assigned duties.
    • Establish and maintain effective relationships with Council, employees and the public.
    • Provide effective leadership and coordinate the activities of a full-service municipal government.

    PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: This classification is in an office environment that requires sitting for prolonged periods of time; may be required to bend, reach, stoop, and lift objects, requiring general manual dexterity. Must be able to visit job sites and other office locations that may require the ability to maneuver over rough terrain.  


    • Work is regularly performed within an inside office environment.
    • The noise level is varied but usual to that of an inside office environment.
    • The employee may be required to walk over uneven flooring or terrain.
    • The employee may be required to work outside normally scheduled hours and/or assigned to report to a specific location for training and/or meeting attendance.
    • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit and talk or hear; use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls and reach with hands and arms.
    • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
    • The Town of Clarkdale is a drug-free, smoke-free work environment.

    Additional information

    A completed Clarkdale employment application in addition to a cover letter and resume is required.  Applications must be received by 3:00pm MST on Tuesday, January 18, 2021. Incomplete applications will not be considered.  Additional information may be required of candidates throughout the screening and selection process, or upon its conclusion. Pre-employment background testing will be conducted on the successful candidate.  All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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