LOVELAND, CO (82,460 est.) Nestled in a lush valley at the entrance to the Big Thompson Canyon, Loveland is hailed as the Gateway to Rocky Mountain National Park and Estes Park, where visitors can experience the picturesque fall colors, and enjoy northern Colorado adventures. As the second most populous city in Larimer County and the 14th most populous in Colorado, Loveland is a Home Rule Municipality offering the convenience of a small town with all the amenities of a larger city. Located off I-25 and U.S. Highway 34 just 45 minutes north of Denver and just 35 minutes east of Rocky Mountain National Park , Loveland can be the basecamp of northern Colorado. 

Loveland is a city where art and science meet and where innovation manifests itself in both the technology and the creative sectors. It is situated in the center of northern Colorado, the heart of Colorado’s growing innovation cluster and one of the top regions for high-tech startup density. Loveland is proud of its entrepreneurial spirit and is committed to the success of existing and new businesses. 
One of two incorporated cities within Larimer County, Loveland enjoys over 300 days of sunshine with warm summers and snowy winters, making the area an outdoor paradise with an abundance of both indoor and outdoor activities. Residents and visitors are surrounded with over 5,000 acres of open space and natural areas, available for scenic views, camping, mountain biking, hiking, horseback riding, motorized off roading, and winter snow-based activities. The area has a multitude of scenic lakes, rivers, and streams available for swimming, water skiing and boarding, rafting, boating, and fishing. 

Loveland operates as a home rule city according to their city charter and ordinances and under a council-manager form of government. Voters select members of the City Council in elections on the first Tuesday in November of odd-numbered years. The Council has a total of nine members. Each of the four city wards elects two councilors to serve staggered four-year terms. The mayor is elected at large to serve a two-year term. The mayor pro-tem is chosen by the Council from its membership.
The City’s 2024 Budget authorizes a total of 904.78 regular, benefitted Full-time Equivalent Positions (FTEs) within the total city budget. Loveland is a full-service municipality. The City Manager is the chief administrative officer for the city, overseeing the Economic Development, Finance, Utilities, Public Works, Police, Airport, Information Technology, City Clerk, Development Services, Community Partnership, Parks and Recreation, Library, Cultural Services, and Communications Departments
  • Salary: $270,000-$320,000, DOQ/E with a comprehensive benefits package available through this Link: Loveland Benefits Guide  
  • The position requires a bachelor’s degree in public administration, business, or a related field, plus ten (10) years of local government experience with progressively increasing responsibilities. A master’s degree in a related field is preferred.  
  • Per the City Charter, Section 8 – 1(c) (c) The City Manager shall become a resident of the City or the Community Influence Area as defined in the Comprehensive Plan adopted by the City Council on May 2, 2000, as amended from time to time, within six ((6) months of appointment, and shall remain a resident of such area throughout the Manager' appointment.  
Interested candidates should apply with a cover letter, resume, and contact information for at least five professional references by July 10, 2024. For further information, contact Senior Vice President Sarah McKee at 847-380-3240 ext. 120 or Senior Vice President, John Prejzner at 224-326-1360. 

The City of Loveland is committed to compliance with the American Disabilities Act and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Diversity and inclusion are critical to their success. They seek to recruit the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool and strongly encourage all qualified candidates to apply.  

Application Deadline: July 10, 2024

Posted: 2024-06-13

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