Career Opportunities

The City Commission for the City of Valley City, North Dakota, is seeking a City Administrator.

General Duties:  The City Administrator is the chief appointive officer of the city and supervises all other appointive officers, superintendents, and department heads within the general government/finance departments, street department, and the city owned utilities including electric, sewer, water and sanitation.  The City Administrator is responsible for providing leadership and direction in the provision of city services by establishing goals and objectives within the policy directives set by the City Commission.

Position Profile: Details regarding the position are outlined in the Position Profile

Job Description:  City Administrator Job Description

Salary Range:  $77,773—$108,883, depending on background and experience. This position is eligible for benefits.

Application Procedure:

To be considered for this position, an applicant’s file must be completed and received by March 6, 2020, and must contain:

  1. A formal letter of application
  2. Resume
  3. Salary history
  4. Transcripts from institution where degree(s) was earned
  5. Name and contact information for five professional references

Selection Timeline

  • Application deadline: March 6, 2020
  • Finalists selected: March 18, 2020
  • Interviews: March 20-24, 2020
  • Candidate selected: March 31, 2020

Send Application Materials to:

Carl Martineck
City Attorney/HR Director
PO Box 390
Valley City, ND 58072

Phone: (701) 845-8136

Confidentiality will be maintained unless applicant is named as a finalist.  References will not be contacted until mutual interest is established.  This position is exempt from veterans’ preference pursuant to NDCC 37-19.1-02(4).

Employee Benefits

The City of Valley City provides health insurance, sick leave, annual leave, holidays, and funeral leave to employees begining at date of hire. Employees are entitled to pre-taxable benefits. After a six month introductory period, the City offers group life insurance and retirement to employees. For more details, see the New Hire Benefits Summary.

Employer Profile

The City of Valley City employees provide services to the community through the Valley City Public Works (including a municipal electrical department), Valley City Fire Department, Valley City Police Department and City Hall.

Community Profile for Valley City, ND

Live right next to a National Scenic Byway and in the most beautiful city in North Dakota.

Valley City is a beautiful city of just under 7,000 people that serves as a county seat for Barnes County. Our community has plenty to experience all year, including outstanding education opportunities including a top rated university, many bridges and parks, incredible outdoor recreation and unique shopping and dining.

Residents can enjoy state of the art communications, TV and internet services utilizing fiber optic infrastructure. The Gaukler Family Wellness Center opened in 2016 providing indoor swimming, running and weight lifting with the latest exercise equipment.

Valley City is located on interstate I-94 and is only one hour away from the largest city in North Dakota.

For more information, visit the Chamber of Commerce & Valley City Barnes County Economic Development website.