Assistant City Administrator/Comptroller | City of Oak Creek, WI

Posted on Sep 17, 2020 and open until Oct 21, 2020.

Assistant City Administrator/Comptroller, Oak Creek, WI (pop.  35,843). In the midst of a development boom, Oak Creek is located along the western shore of Lake Michigan, south of the City of Milwaukee. Oak Creek is one of the fastest growing cities in Milwaukee County. In two decades, the City’s population grew over 25 percent, and substantial growth is projected into the future.  Oak Creek’s overall equalized value has increased 35% since 2016 and now stands at over $4.2 billion.  Adding vibrancy and a sense of place to the community, the City’s Drexel Town Square features a significant mixed-use development anchored by a civic center plaza, City Hall and Library facility. 

The City seeks an approachable, forward-thinking, team-playing professional with strong financial, budgeting and management skills. The Assistant City Administrator/Comptroller will manage an array of responsibilities and possess the desire to work in, and shape, a dynamic organization aiming to be an employer of choice. The position oversees the Finance Department and four divisions comprising the Central Services Department. The City’s budgets, all funds, are more than $66 million. There are ten active TIF Districts. The City’s bond rating by Moody’s is Aa2. 

Oak Creek is a full-service municipality including Police, Fire/EMS, Engineering, DPW (streets, parks and forestry), Water & Sewer, Community Development, Library, Recreation, Health, Finance and Central Services. The City has more than 350 full-time employees including two public safety unions and one non-public safety labor association. 

The City desires an energetic professional with strong technical and interpersonal skills. The ideal candidate must have an inclusive managerial style, as well as clear, concise, and open communication skills.

The successful candidate will:

  • Be comfortable working in a fast-paced, demanding, yet rewarding, environment
  • Possess a passion for public service 

Candidates should also have: 

  • A Bachelor’s degree in business, finance, accounting, public administration or closely related field; a Master’s degree and/or CPA is a plus, but not required
  • Seven years of experience in a government setting or demonstrable skills in governmental fund accounting
  • At least two years of supervisory experience
  • Proven financial and management abilities fortified with the skill to conceptualize and put into action the community’s, and the organization’s, “big picture” including talent in financial forecasting, capital improvement programming, budget development and control 

A starting salary range is $115,000 +/- DOQ, and an excellent benefit package is offered.

City of Oak Creek, WI


Oak CreekWI  53154
United States

How to apply

Candidates should apply by October 21, 2020 with resume, cover letter and contact information for five work-related references to to the attention of Lee Szymborski, Senior Vice President, GovHR USA, 630 Dundee Road, #130, Northbrook, IL 60062. Tel:  847-380-3240. The City is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

City of Oak Creek, WI
Assistant City Administrator/Comptroller
Oak Creek, WI

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