Interim City Manager

Jan 30, 2024Job Opportunities

The Interim City Manager under supervision and general direction of the City Council serves as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Administrative Officer for the city.   Oversees the full complement of municipal operations and services to include: Public Works, Water and Sewer, Refuse, Parks and Recreation, Emergency Management, Finance, Harbor, Police & Fire, Library, Museum and Administration.




Minimum of five years management in either public or private sector.  Experience in personnel management of multiple staff personnel.  Strong preference towards previous municipal management.

Bachelor’s degree desired.  A minimum of five years management experience may be substituted for education.


  • Directs and administers all municipal operations in accordance with the Cordova Charter and applicable ordinances.
  • Oversees department activities and personnel issues. Appoints, trains, disciplines, and removes, if necessary, all Department Heads.
  • Assists the council in long- and short-term planning, vision and goal setting activities and initiatives.
  • Prepares and manages the annual city budget as adopted by the council.
  • Assists the council in developing and implementing economic development projects.
  • Develops and oversees the annual Capital Improvements Program.
  • Negotiates contracts, solicits, and administers grants in accordance with the council’s direction.
  • Monitors state and federal legislative activity that may affect the city. Keeps council abreast of areas of concern.
  • Represents the City and City Council in municipal matters and concerns. Interfaces with state and federal government agencies, legislators, special interest groups and the public.
  • Serves as the city’s senior negotiating representative with and primary POC for all union matters.
  • Serves as staff for all City Council meetings and assists the Mayor and the City Clerk in establishing agendas. Implements Council’s decisions.
  • Provides information to legislators regarding the city’s position on legislative issues.
  • Consults with city legal counsel regarding municipal, state and federal law.
  • Attends meetings of city boards and commissions, as required.
  • Is the City’s primary interface with the Cordova Community Medical Center (CCMC) and Cordova School District.

WORKING CONDITIONS: Work is accomplished in a general office setting.  Attendance at regular and special City Council meetings are required.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  Capable of sitting for extended periods of time. Clarity of speech and sufficient hearing, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits effective communication during interactions with other employees and the public. Sufficient vision, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to use a computer screen and process numeric data. Sufficient manual dexterity, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to operate a computer keyboard and access files. Sufficient personal mobility and physical reflexes, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to move about in an office environment.


As a condition of employment, this position is may be subject to a pre-employment drug test and background check (criminal history, verification of education and employment history).

TO APPLY: Apply online or download a City application and complete job description, which includes necessary knowledge, skills, abilities and working conditions. Interested individuals should submit a City application to Human Resources, Applications accepted until position filled.