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Employment Opportunities

City Business Manager

The City of Alva, Oklahoma, is currently soliciting applications for the position of City Business Manager.  Alva is located in the northeastern quadrant of Woods County, Oklahoma, the County seat.   The population was 4,945 during the 2010 census and was estimated at 5,024 in 2018.  Alva is located approximately 65 northeast of Woodward, Oklahoma, 72 miles northwest of Enid, Oklahoma, and 119 miles southwest of Wichita, Kansas.  Alva is also home to Northwestern Oklahoma State University (NWOSU).


The City of Alva operates under the Aldermanic form of government. The selected candidate will direct and manage the functions of the City; implement policies of the City Council; assist in the analysis and resolution of problems and the development of service delivery strategies and policies; review and approves the formal performance evaluation of assigned staff; formulate City policy, program and operational recommendations and communicates them to Council for consideration and action; analyze complex issues and problems and conducts research to develop and recommend City policy; advise the City Council on the financial condition and future needs of the City; oversees City Council agenda preparation; oversee City expenditures, bidding procedures and purchasing functions and compliance with state and local laws; formulate and balances City and department operating budgets to maximize financial and human resources; reviews financial documents and reports and approves purchases, payments and requests for sensitive expenditures including travel, training and professional development; review budget projections, financial analysis and departmental operating budgets;  appoint, and when necessary for the good of the service, remove, demote, lay off or suspend all heads of administrative departments and other administrative officers and employees of the city except as otherwise provided by law; coordinate efforts of various departments under the City organizational structure; administers through subordinates such functions as public safety, maintenance of public streets and property, financial operations and budgets, recreational activities, inspection services, utilities operations and related functions; supervises department heads, division heads and employees of Administration Department; negotiate with Firefighter union on labor issues and employee grievances; and any other such duties as assigned.


Salary is competitive to the area and will be dependent upon qualifications. The City offers a competitive benefits package.


Candidates should have a Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration, Business Administration, Finance or closely related field, and five (5) years’ experience in public administration including three (3) years at a Department Head or Division Manager level; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.


An application deadline of Monday, April 13, 2020, is established, or until filled.  Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, five work-related references and salary history, to Oklahoma Municipal Management Services (OMMS), Alva City  Business Manager Executive Search, 1141 East 37th Street, Tulsa, OK, 74105, or email to recruiter@okmms.org.  The City of Alva provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability/handicap, or status as a Vietnam-era or special disabled veteran in accordance with applicable Federal and State laws to include Title VII, Civil Rights Act of 1964. 




Benefits & Application Information

Starting salary for these positions will differ and will depend on qualifications.  Applications are available at 415 4th Street and will be accepted until the positions are filled.  The City of Alva is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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