Question:

Are City Directors or managers required to hold a college degree?

Answer:

When a position is vacant and hiring is planned, the description of the position outlines the application deadline, salary range, duties and responsibilities, qualifications, and license and certifications that may be preferred.  For instance, in the recent position description for the Director of Parks and Recreation, the following language was on included:

 

QUALIFICATIONS A combination of the following experience and training would be qualifying:

  • Seven to ten years of responsible parks, recreation, cemetery, facilities management, and mosquito control experience including five years of management experience at the division manager or director level.
  • Equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in recreation and parks administration, horticulture, landscape architecture, or a related field. Master’s degree in a related field is preferred.

 

Language of this nature specific to a particular position is generally included on all position descriptions, including directors or managers.  More information regarding employment with the City of Laramie can be found  on the City’s web site at http://cityoflaramie.org/index.aspx?NID=239 or by calling the Human Resources Department at telephone number 307-721-5229.