City Administrator


Job Details

  • Job Function: Chief Administrator (City, County, Town Manager)
  • Credential: No preference
  • Salary: $84,816 - $132,692.
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Population: 8,000
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  • Form of Government: Council-Manager

Post Date: Jun 6 2019

Send a letter of interest, resume, salary history, and 5 work references by to Cathy Smith, City Clerk:


The City of Oak Grove, Missouri is seeking candidates for the City Administrator’s position. Oak Grove has a population of 8,000 and is located 28 miles east of Kansas City on the Interstate 70 corridor. Policy-making and legislative authority are vested in the Mayor and six member Board of Aldermen, all elected on a non-partisan basis. The Mayor is elected to a two year term and the Aldermen are elected from three wards to two year staggered terms. The City Administrator is the chief administrative and the chief finance officer of the City and is responsible to the Mayor and Board for the administration of the City’s affairs as set forth in the City’s Code. This includes carrying out the policies and ordinances of the City, overseeing the day-to-day operations of the City, and preparing and administering the annual budget. City services include police; the construction and maintenance of streets and other public infrastructure; parks and recreation; water distribution; wastewater collection and treatment; and storm water management. The City currently has 46 full-time employees. The 2019 General Fund budget is $5.4 million and the 2019 budget for all funds, including debt service is $14.3 million.

The person appointed shall be a graduate of an accredited college or university majoring in public or municipal administration or shall have the equivalent qualifications and experience in financial, administration and/or public relations. The City is seeking candidates with proven leadership, managerial, and interpersonal skills; a team oriented, participatory approach toward staff relations; and excellent human relations, supervisory, and communication skills. Financial, analytical, and budget management skills are essential. Experience in zoning, planning, and economic development is a plus. The salary range is $84,816 to $132,692 and the salary of the last administrator was $102,000.

Send a letter of interest, resume, salary history, and the names and contact information of five work related references by email to Cathy Smith, City Clerk: The first review of applications is expected to occur the week of July 8th. The position is open until filled. EOE.

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