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City of Carlin is seeking a City Manager
The City of Carlin is seeking a City Manager. This position reports directly to the Mayor and City Council. The City Manager has primary responsibility for management of the City’s finances and budgets. The successful candidate will have a sound understanding of the budgeting process, preparation of financial statements and general financial and personnel management principles. The City Manager also serves as the City’s Human Resources Director, negotiates or supervises contractual agreements, develops policy for City Council approval, analyzes proposals and services and makes recommendations to the City Council, prepares council agendas and oversees and implements City Council decisions and policies.

Excellent organizational and communication skills necessary along with the ability to build and lead teams. The successful candidate should be motivated, responsible, task-oriented and able to work independently.

A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university, or equivalent work and management experience and training that would provide the required knowledge and skills are required.

The City Manager is a contract employee requiring City Council approval. Pay is commensurate with experience and skill. The City provides insurance and retirement as it does for regular City employees.

Application deadline is Closed. A job description and application for employment may be obtained at Carlin City Hall or at the City of Carlin website,  To apply, send a completed application to City of Carlin, Attn: Human Resources, PO Box 787, Carlin, NV 89822 or email to   or

Call 775-754-6354 with questions. EEO 

Employment Application  City Manager Job Description

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About Carlin
Carlin is a small community located in northeast Nevada, 23 miles west of Elko and is situated along Interstate 80. Carlin's city limits encompass 9.0 square miles with a residential population of 2,851. The City's responsibilities and structure are outlined in the City Charter adopted in 1971. The developed portion of the City of Carlin covers roughly one-half square mile and is located near the center of the nine square miles which make up the jurisdictional area of the city. Approximately 75% of the land within the city limit lies north of the Humboldt River with the remaining 25% south of the River. Important tributaries to the Humboldt River which flow through the city are Maggie Creek and Mary's Creek. The two creeks generally serve as the east and west boundaries of the City.

Carlin has been a pioneering area throughout its history. It sits astride the California Trail and saw thousands of settlers pass through during the westward expansion. (Note - the Donner Party passed through the area on their way to California)

It was also a major part of the railroad pioneering expansion across the continent and for many years was a main stop on the Southern Pacific route, with maintenance shops, crew quarters ad ice houses based in Carlin's railroad yard.

Today Carlin has entered a new pioneering era. It is significant as the gateway to the world's largest gold mines. Mining became a major employment base in the early 1960's with the development of the area commonly known as the Carlin Trend. The Carlin Trend boasts two of the largest open pit gold mines in the world, processing approximately 3 million ounces of ore annually. The Newmont Gold Quarry site is visible from the Interstate and the northern slopes of the City. 

Within minutes of Major Shopping, Fine Dining, Gaming, Shows and all amenities, the City of Carlin has maintained a small town atmosphere and quality of life.

2014 Dog Tags

Now available at the
Carlin Police Station
101 S. 8th Street
Tuesday-Friday 7am to 6pm

*Shot Records are required.

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