City Manager

Department: City Management

Division: Admin.

Effective Date: 07/27/20 | Closing Date: 08/28/20 (5:00 PM)

Salary: $105,482 -$152,948 (DOE)

General Purpose:

Performs a variety of professional administrative and managerial duties related to planning, directing, organizing, and controlling the administrative processes necessary to carry out the efficient and economic operation of the city

Supervision Received:

Works under the policy guidance and direction of the governing body of Washington City.

Supervision Exercised:

Provides broad policy guidance and direction to department heads related to operations, fiscal and general management functions; provides close to general supervision to personnel of the administrative department.

Essential Functions:

Manages the day-to-day operations and internal affairs of the city; develops policies, procedures and processes as needed to implement the decisions of the governing body; performs and directs research on issues, policies, and political developments; advises and apprises governing body as needed; approves recommendations for executive and administrative actions; makes recommendations for legislative actions; conducts internal investigations, examines books, records and official papers of any office, department, agency, board or commission of the city as needed to assure integrity of operations and prevent impropriety.

As chief administrative officer, assumes responsibility for full and effective utilization of city personnel by establishing overall departmental objectives, priorities and standards; serves as final hiring authority for all non-exempt and most exempt city positions, gives final approval for all recruitment and selection activities coordinated by the personnel officer; monitors human resource management activities related to advancement, discipline, and discharge; supervises administrative departmental staff; evaluates performance; determines priorities and delegates assignments.

Directs the preparation and administration of the city's budget; submits budget and capital improvement programs to the mayor/council and department heads; monitors fiscal activity of the city to assure compliance with established budgets; and apprises the governing body regarding ongoing financial status.

Coordinates citywide management activities and facilitates implementation strategies; monitors program success to determine continuance or discontinuance; coordinates with department heads to implement change in city policy and processes.

Attends and/or conducts various city meetings; directs the preparation of Council packet materials; ensures quality information for effective decision making; attends city council meetings; advises city boards and commissions; advises the governing body regarding policy and administrative issues in carrying out their direction for the City; proposes alternatives and options; makes recommendations; solicits legal responses and positions from city attorney.

Coordinates the master planning, capital facilities planning, financial planning and annual goal setting process for the Mayor and Council; prepares staff information to ensure that the planning process is on target with community needs and priorities; directs the work of other staff and consultants to ensure that the governing body has the information it needs to evaluate long-term planning issues critical to the future of the city.

Serves as arbitrator or adjudicator of complaints filed against or between city employees, departments, divisions, or services; negotiates to achieve mutually agreeable solutions.

Represents the city as directed by the governing body; participates in intergovernmental consortiums to establish mutual relationships and programs; facilitates and participates in interagency, intergovernmental and private enterprise programs and projects as needed.

Assists in preparing state-of-the-city reports for the Mayor and Council; issues public statements to the press and responds to questions from the press related to city management, policies, procedures, administrative decisions, etc.; assumes responsibility for general public relations activities.

Exercises general supervision over public property under the jurisdiction of the city.

Performs related complex administrative and management duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications:

1. Education and Experience:

A. Graduation from an accredited college with a Masters degree in business or public administration;


B. Six (6) years of progressively responsible experience in municipal management;


C. An equivalent combination of education and experience.

2. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Thorough knowledge of management theory, methods, and practices; municipal and fiscal accounting principles, practices and procedures; municipal organizations and department operations including applicable laws and regulations; budgeting, accounting and related statistical procedures; various revenue sources available to local governments including state and federal sources. Considerable knowledge of state laws as they apply to city management practices; human resource management practices and procedures.

Considerable skill in resolving disputes and complaints from the public.

Ability to analyze a variety of financial problems and make decisions; coordinate a variety of intra-governmental policy matters between governing body and department heads; plan, organize, direct and supervise the work of professional and administrative subordinates; communicate effectively verbally and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relationships with the mayor and the city council, department heads, intergovernmental agencies, employees and the public.

3. Special Qualifications:

Must be bondable.

4. Work Environment:

Incumbent of the position performs in a typical office setting with appropriate climate controls. Tasks require variety of physical activities, not generally involving muscular strain, such as walking, standing, stooping, sitting and reaching. Continuous talking, hearing and seeing required in the normal course of performing the job. Common eye, hand, finger dexterity required to perform essential functions. Mental application utilizes memory for details, verbal instructions, emotional stability, discriminating thinking and creative problem solving. Periodic travel required in normal course of job performance.


Washington City provides full time employees with an excellent benefit package including a healthcare plan (no out of pocket expense for employee/dependent coverage), dental plan (no out of pocket expense for employee, out of pocket expense for dependents only), and a vision plan (no out of pocket expense for employee/dependent coverage). In addition, the City provides a $50,000 life insurance policy, AD&D, LTD, and an impressive retirement plan. All benefits are effective on the1st day of work. The City also provides 12 paid holidays, 12 paid sick days per year plus vacation accruals.

It is the policy of Washington City to comply with Equal Employment Opportunity standards in all phases of personnel administration: job structuring, recruitment, examination, selection, appointment, placement, training, upward mobility, discipline, discharge, etc, without unlawful regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, physical or mental disability, national origin or veteran status.

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