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Moscow has a Council-Mayor form of government consisting of six at-large Council members and a Mayor. The City employs 165 FTEs and has an annual budget of $102 million. City of Moscow divisions are categorized into four groups including Administration & Public Safety (Finance, Information Systems, Legal, City Clerk, Police, Moscow Volunteer Fire Department); Community Planning and Design (Planning, Engineering, Building Safety, Grants, Economic Development/Urban Renewal Agency); Public Works & Service (Water, Water Reclamation and Reuse Facility, Stormwater, Sanitation, Streets, Fleet, Environmental Services); and Recreation Culture and Employee Services (Parks, Recreation, Arts, Community Events, Human Resources).
The Community Planning and Design Group consists of 20 employees across five divisions, including Planning, Building Safety, Engineering, Grants, and Economic Development/Urban Renewal, with an annual budget of $2.6 million. The Community Planning & Design group oversees all land use planning, public and private construction permitting and inspection services, public works engineering design and construction, capital construction planning and administration, grant administration, and compliance, and may also include oversight of the Moscow Urban Renewal Agency.
This position is open due to the pending retirement of the current City Supervisor and the promotion of the current Deputy City Supervisor – CPD to the City Supervisor. The Deputy City Supervisor reports to the City Supervisor, overseeing and coordinating the activities of the assigned group and special projects in keeping with the policies and goals of the City of Moscow. This position is an upper-management position that also supports the City Supervisor in providing effective, professional leadership while positioning the City to meet the community's current and future needs. Additionally, this position serves as the Executive Director of the Moscow Urban Renewal Agency.
Successful candidates will possess comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the principles and practices utilized in municipal government, including public administration, municipal finance, municipal law, land use planning, capital planning, public relations, and personnel management. Proven ability to maintain positive relationships with community groups and agencies, private businesses and firms, and other governmental units is critical. Knowledge of regulations, laws, and principles of land use planning, building construction, urban renewal, and public works construction and engineering principles is preferred.
A combination of education and experience is required, including graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in public administration or a comparable field. Additionally, five (5) years of increasingly responsible experience in municipal government management is required, including at least two years' experience at the department head or management level. A Master's degree in public administration or a comparable field is desirable.
The City offers a benefits package that includes paid health, dental, vision and life insurance. Additional benefits include an annual Voluntary Employees’ Beneficiary Association Health Reimbursement Account or Health Spending Account contribution, Flexible Spending Account, supplemental life, and other supplemental voluntary medical options. The City provides paid sick and vacation leave; twelve paid holidays per year and inclusion in the Public Employees Retirement System of Idaho (PERSI). The City of Moscow is a qualifying employer under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program. The City of Moscow is an equal opportunity employer and will accord a preference in employment to eligible veterans.
A complete City Application, resume and cover letter are required for consideration and will be accepted until September 10th. To apply click here.
For more information regarding this opportunity, please call Jen Pfiffner, Deputy City Supervisor – Recreation, Culture, and Employee Services at 208-883-7123.