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PARIS, KY (Population: 9,846) – Paris is a home-rule city in Bourbon County, Kentucky. It lies 18 miles northeast of Lexington on the Stoner Fork of the Licking River. Paris is a historic, spirited, and evolving community with small town hospitality. It strives to encourage great innovation, sustainable development, and enhanced recreational and educational opportunities, thus providing a safe and secure place to live, raise families, work and conduct business.

The city’s location places it as the center of a 31-state distribution area. Paris is located approximately 14 miles from I-75, a major north-south corridor, and I-64, a major east-west route. It is also within 600 miles of 50% of the U.S.A. population, manufacturing employment, and retail sales. There is access to Bluegrass Airport Lexington, Louisville International Airport, and Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky International Airport.

Paris is organized and managed under the City Manager plan of government according to city ordinance (Ord. 20.001(a)). The Mayor and four commissioners make up the Board of Commissioners, which possesses the legislative and executive powers of a home rule city. The Board is elected to function as city representatives in all legislative matters. Their primary duties are to enact ordinances, resolutions, municipal orders, appointing administrative personnel and members to boards, adopt policies and procedures that are for the ultimate good of the community as a whole. The Commissioners are elected for two-year terms. The City Manager is appointed by the Board of Commissioners and serves at its pleasure.

Paris has the following departments: Police, 911, Fire, EMS, Electric, Transfer Station, Public Works, Wastewater Treatment, Water Distribution, Water Treatment, and a Combined Utilities office.  Aiding the City Manager is the Assistant City Manager, City Clerk/Treasurer, and the Human Resources Director. The City is also a part of the Paris – Bourbon County Joint Planning Office, which has representatives from Paris. There are also various boards and commissions that make up the remaining governmental functions. 

Paris is a fiscally conservative driven community placing value on keeping the financial stability of the community at the forefront of their capital planning and growth. They are a value-driven organization dedicated to responsive, respectful and courteous customer service. The total budget for 2021 -2022 including all funds is approximately $18.5 million with a general fund budget of $7.9 million and utility fund $10.3 million. When fully staffed, the city has 125 FTE employees with an additional 23 part-time/seasonal employees.

The City Council is seeking candidates who are strong leaders in city management with a proven record of providing effective leadership in a complex organization, preferably in a City, or other level of government of comparable size as Paris. Ideal candidates will be able to drive innovation and move agendas forward in a multi-stakeholder environment. The successful candidate will demonstrate excellent communication skills and significant career success in building collaborative and effective relationships. Additional experience in strategic planning, budgeting and project management and complex problem solving with the ability to work effectively in a wide variety of governmental disciplines is important. 

The following factors of education, experience, and leadership and management skills have been identified as ideal attributes for the City Manager to possess to function effectively in the position. 

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in public administration, public policy, business or related field with a Master’s in Public/Business Administration or related discipline from an accredited college or university preferred.
  • Seven to ten years of progressively responsible experience as a City Manager or an Assistant City Manager, including considerable experience at a senior level interacting with elected officials and other stakeholder groups

Compensation begins at $90,000 and is negotiable. The City will also offer a benefits package including  on-site health care provided by Directcare Family Health, PLLC as an optional benefit that provides primary and preventive care to city employees and their families. Residency within the City is required.  Interested candidates should apply online by 11/12/2021, with a cover letter, resume, and contact information for at least five (5) professional references to www.GovHRjobs.com and to the attention of Sarah McKee, Senior Vice President, GovHR USA, 630 Dundee Road, Suite 225, Northbrook, IL  60062. Tel: 847-380-3240, EXT 120. 

The City of Paris, KY 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.  

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Posted:Oct 14, 2021
 

2021-10-14


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