Employ Nevada Jobs

Mobile Nevada DETR Logo

Job Information

City of Reno, NV City Manager in Reno, Nevada

City Manager



Class Title

City Manager

Class Code



$0.00 Annually

  • Definition

  • Benefits

Classification Description Summary

To plan, direct, manage and oversee the activities and operations of the City of Reno including community development, finance, fire, human resources, maintenance and engineering, parks and recreation, police and redevelopment programs; to represent the City to all departments and outside agencies and organizations; and to provide highly responsible and complex administrative support to the City Council.


Exercises direct supervision over management, supervisory, professional, technical and clerical staff.

Essential Functions

The following duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices.

Assume full management responsibility for all City operations including community development, finance, fire, human resources, maintenance and engineering, parks and recreation, police and redevelopment programs; recommend and adminis¬ter policies and procedures.

Direct the development and implementation of the City's goals, objectives, policies and priorities.

Establish, within City policy, appropriate service and staffing levels; monitor and evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery methods and procedures; allocate resources accordingly.

Plan, direct and coordinate, through management staff, the work plan for the City; assign projects and programmatic areas of responsibility; review and evaluate work methods and procedures; meet with management staff to identify and resolve problems.

Assess and monitor work load, administrative support systems and internal reporting relationships; identify opportu¬nities for improvement.

Advise the Mayor and City Council of various City problems including, but not limited to, community relations and municipal finance matters; meet with community leaders to discuss and resolve problems.

Oversee the development and administration of the City budget; approve the forecast of funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials and supplies; approve expendi¬tures and implement budgetary adjustments as appropriate and necessary.

Explain, justify and defend City programs, policies and activities; negotiate and resolve sensitive and controversial issues.

Represent the City to all departments and outside agencies; coordinate City activities with those of other cities, counties and outside agencies and organizations.

Provide staff assistance to the City Council; prepare and present staff reports and other necessary correspon¬dence; provide staff support to assigned boards and commissions.

Attend and participate in professional group meetings; stay abreast of new trends and innovations in the field of public administration and management.

Respond to and resolve difficult and sensitive citizen inquiries and complaints, media inquiries, City Council concerns, issues and community needs.

Perform related duties and responsibilities as required.

Minimum Qualifications

The following generally describes the knowledge and ability required to enter the job and/or be learned within a short period of time in order to successfully perform the assigned duties.

Knowledge of:

Operations, services and activities of a municipality.

Advanced principles and practices of public administration.

Principles and practices of program development and administration.

Principles and practices of municipal budget preparation and administration.

Principles of supervision, training and performance evaluation.

Principles of business letter writing and report preparation.

Rules and regulations governing public meetings.

Pertinent Federal, State and local laws, codes and regulations.

Ability to:

Direct and manage the operations, services and activities of a municipality.

Plan, organize and direct the work of lower level staff.

Select, supervise, train and evaluate staff.

Delegate authority and responsibility.

Identify and respond to community and City Council issues, concerns and needs.

Develop and administer, departmental goals, objectives and procedures.

Prepare clear and concise administrative and financial reports.

Prepare and administer large and complex budgets.

Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions and implement recommendations in support of goals.

Research, analyze and evaluate new service delivery methods and techniques.

Interpret and apply Federal, State and local policies, laws and regulations.

Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Education and Experience Guidelines - Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:


Equivalent to a Bachelors degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in public administration, business administration or a related field. A Master's degree is highly desirable.


Seven years of increasingly responsible experience in municipal government, including five years of administrative and supervisory responsibility.

No state income tax.

Nevada PERS retirement plan paid by City. Vesting in 5 years.

No social security participation, but Medicare deduction required (1.45%).

City paid medical, dental, and vision insurance; 100% employee and dependent coverage.

City paid long term disability and life insurance .

Twelve paid holidays.

Deferred compensation plans 457 and 401(a) with up to a 5% City match available.

Vacation leave accrued at 8 hours per bi-weekly pay period.

Sick leave accrued at 4 hours per bi-weekly pay period.

Cell & Auto allowance.


Please verify your email address Verify Email