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Boulder City, NV - City Manager

GovHR USA Boulder City, NV

  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description

Boulder City, NV (population 16,207) Boulder City, located 30 minutes from Las Vegas airport, is a delightful and unique desert town located in the southern tip of Nevada and they are seeking collaborative leaders as candidates for their next City Manager.  Boulder City enjoys a distinctive heritage, with its roots beginning with the implementation of one of the most significant public works projects in history -- the Boulder Canyon Project, a monumental federal undertaking resulting in the construction of Hoover Dam. Boulder City is a beautiful high oasis in the desert (elev. 2,400 ft.) with green lawns and many clean, tree-shaded streets overlooking man-made Lake Mead and the Lake Mead Recreation Area. The Safewise report for 2020 has “Clean, Green Boulder City” as the safest city in Nevada.

Boulder City residents enjoy and are vigilant in protecting a high quality of life and in preserving the excellent family-oriented and small-town nature of the community; gaming is prohibited by City charter, resulting in a community atmosphere unlike any municipality in Nevada.  It truly is a community that has that hometown feel.  It is a close-knit community that has a strong volunteer base with residents that are friendly and cordial, involved in their community and vocal in their opinions. 

  • Following many years of extremely rapid growth, in 1979 the City adopted a controlled growth ordinance for the purpose of controlling the rate and distribution of development throughout the community to ensure the adequacy of the City’s facilities and services within acceptable allocation of City revenues. The controlled growth requirements and philosophy are zealously monitored by City residents. 
  • Approximately 30% of Boulder City’s population represents senior citizens and retirees from government and corporate pursuits.  Geographically, Boulder City is the largest city in Nevada—over 200 square miles in size, so it had plenty of opportunity to grow along with the Las Vegas Valley.  However, Boulder City has chosen to remain a small town and true to its historic beginnings.
  • Boulder City prides itself in its commitment to support solar energy development.  It is the home to one of the largest commercial scale photovoltaic solar energy plants in the United States and is working toward making its mark as a leader in solar energy generation throughout the world.
  • The City of Boulder City is a Special Charter municipality that operates under the Council-Manager form of government.  The City Council is comprised of five members elected at large on a non-partisan basis for four-year overlapping terms of office.  The Mayor is elected directly by the residents for a four-year term.  The City Council appoints the City Attorney, City Clerk, City Manager and Municipal Judge, as well as members of Advisory Boards and Commissions.

Candidates are expected to have bachelor’s degree in public administration, public policy, business or related field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience that would demonstrate the skills and ability to perform the work.  A master’s degree is preferred.   Starting salary is $130,000 - $155,000 DOQ.  Residency in the City will be required. Interested candidates should send résumé, cover letter, and contact information for five (5) professional references by February 19, 2021 to Sarah McKee, Senior Vice President, GovHR USA. TEL: 224/282-8310; All applications must be electronic through our online application system at

The City of Boulder City is committed to compliance with the American Disabilities Act and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Diversity and inclusion are critical to our success.  They seek to recruit the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool and strongly encourage women, people of color, LGBTQ individuals, people with disabilities and veterans to apply.

Posted:Jan 20, 2021

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