Posted: February 10, 2017
Rapid City
Agenda Item Summary

Agenda Item Ref. #: LF021517-02

Agenda Item Title:

Authorize Mayor to increase the starting salary range for the Public Works Director and the Community Planning Director position vacancies

Origination Group:
Legal & Finance Committee
Origination Meeting Date:
02/15/2017
City Council Hearing Date:
02/21/2017
Petitioner:
Mayor Steve Allender
Staff Contact:
Kelsey Sakos
Agenda Item Summary:
The Mayor requests pre-approval to increase the starting salary range for the Public Works Director and the Community Planning Director position vacancies. The current starting salary range for both positions is advertised at $96,000 - $115,000. The requested increase would adjust this range to $105,628 - $125,260 dependent upon experience. Feedback and observations over the course of this national search for both Directors has indicated that the salaries advertised are not financially competitive with other communities attempting to fill the same vacancies. In order to appeal to tier one candidates for these important positions, adjustments must be made. See attached correspondence for further detail.

Funding Source & Fiscal Impact (if applicable):

Funding Cost Center
Costs associated with this request would consist of a maximum salary offer increase of $10,2600. The funding for this request will come out of the respective department’s preexisting annual budget.

Recommendations:

Origination Recommendation Action:
Approve

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