City of Helena Accepting Applications for City Manager

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Application review will begin on Jan. 23, 2023.

HELENA, Mont. – On Monday, Dec. 12, the City of Helena began accepting applications for City Manager. The City Commission recently approved an application and recruitment process, which is being led by Communication and Management Services, LLC (CMS). Application review will begin on Jan. 23, 2023, with a goal to fill the position by April.

Since April of 2022, Helena has been under the direction of an Interim City Manager. This position provides organizational leadership for department directors and employees and oversees the day-to-day business of government operations.

Prior to accepting applications, the City Commission worked with CMS to complete a review of the two most recent recruitment and hiring processes of its City Managers. Following the review, CMS presented the Commision with a report, which includes recommendations for future City Manager hiring efforts. It was presented at the Oct. 17 Commission Meeting.

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More information on the current City Manager job posting, including qualification criteria and compensation, are available at

Application Process: Candidates interested in the position should submit a cover letter, detailed resume, and three professional references electronically to or by mail to P.O. Box 1251, Helena, MT  59624.  Candidates asserting their right to privacy should indicate their assertion in the cover letter.

Provided qualified applications are received by Jan. 23, a special Commission meeting will be scheduled for the purposes of initial screening. Meetings of the Helena City Commission are generally open to the public. However, meetings to screen the candidates may be closed pursuant to Sect. 2-3-203(3), MCA, if the Mayor determines the discussion relates to a matter of individual privacy and the demands of individual privacy clearly exceed the merits of public disclosure.

The City of Helena is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. The City prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, age, race, color, religion, creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, marital status, political beliefs, veteran’s status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or genetic information.

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