City of Westminster, CO
General Services Director
Salary Range: $147,420 – $184,275 Annually
Closing Date: Monday, November 20, 2017, 8:30 a.m.
The General Services (GS) Director is a City leader who serves as a key member of the Executive Leadership Team translating the City’s strategic plan into action through development of performance measurement, policies, and resource allocation and management. The position directs department activities in fulfillment of the City’s Mission Statement: Our job is to deliver exceptional value and quality of life through Service, Pride, Integrity, Responsibility, Innovation, and Teamwork (SPIRIT).
The GS Director is responsible for establishing major departmental policies, planning long-term programs, and making executive-level decisions in alignment with the direction of the organization as defined by City Council and the City Manager. The GS Director works closely with the City Manager and the two Deputy City Managers in support of Mayor and City Council as it relates to the Council/Manager form of government, with a high level of understanding of the roles of the governing body and executive branch. GS Director functions as an executive leader in execution of the City’s vision, strategic plan and goals. An important role of this individual is as a community leader, proactively sharing relevant information, listening to, and sharing feedback from the community with the City Manager and Mayor and City Council as appropriate.
Primary duties involve overseeing all administrative and professional work in planning, organizing and directing the City of Westminster’s General Services Department that consists of the Facilities Maintenance, Fleet Maintenance, and Municipal Court divisions. Responsibilities include determining major departmental policies, planning long-term programs, supporting citywide and department sustainability efforts, and making difficult technical and administrative decisions. Work involves responsibility for managing and administering Facilities Maintenance, Fleet Maintenance, and Municipal Court programs, including overall planning, coordinating and supervising of these divisions, which provide enhancement for the quality of life in Westminster. Work includes assuring accomplishment of the objectives of the General Services Department through the direct and indirect supervision of all personnel assigned to the department. Work will require attending evening City Council meetings and occasional weekend meetings/events.
The GS Director performs work with wide latitude for independent judgment and action, with the City Manager and Deputy City Manager reviewing work through conferences, reports, and success of the department’s programs and activities.
The full salary range for 2018 for this position is stated above. Starting wages are negotiable and dependent on the qualifications and experience of each individual candidate. The City of Westminster offers a bonus of up to $1,500 per year depending on the employee’s fluency in Spanish, Hmong, and/or Laotian.
In order to be considered for this position, along with the online City of Westminster Employment Application and required supplemental questions, a cover letter and resume (maximum of two pages) MUST be attached to your application.
View a letter from the City Manager and Deputy City Managers
View the General Services Director brochure
Education, Experience, Skills, Formal Training, Licenses, and Certifications
- Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university or college with major coursework in Public Administration, Business Administration, Management, or a related field
- Minimum six (6) years senior management and administrative experience in a public sector or military setting, or six (6) years of experience in an executive-level city management position combined with public sector experience
- Must possess a valid driver’s license, provide proof of a safe driving record, and maintain a safe driving record for continued employment
- Master’s Degree in Public Administration, Business Administration, Management, or a related field
Any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience, which would provide the required knowledge and skills, may be considered.
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