POSITION:  City Manager

AGENCY: City of  Garnett, Kansas

CLOSING DATE: Application review will begin September 30, 2021. Position will remain open until filled. 

COMPENSATION: $78,000-$90,000 DOQ

TO APPLY:  Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and three work-related references to LEAPS-Garnett@lkm.org. If confidentiality is requested, please note in application materials. 

DESCRIPTION:  The City Manager reports to a progressive three-member Commission, oversees all departments and manages the day-to-day operations of the city. The city operates its own electric generating and distribution system and provides water/wastewater utilities. The City Manager is responsible for preparing the city budget, attending commission meetings, management of personnel, policy development, coordination of strategic planning and keeping the commission informed on all city matters.

The ideal applicant will have a Bachelor’s degree in public administration or a related field, Master’s Degree, preferred and at least five years of management experience. With a history of sound decision-making ability, outstanding administrative and budgetary skills and experience facilitating economic development and fostering growth. Candidates must also display excellent leadership and personnel skills. The background of a successful candidate should demonstrate a strong work ethic, municipal finance experience, municipal utilities, and remarkable public relations skills. This community-focused leader will promote economic development initiatives, transparency in government and positive intergovernmental relations.

Garnett, Kansas (pop. 3,262; $14.9 million budget; 53 employees), a growing family-oriented community located about an hour southwest of Kansas City, is seeking a city manager. Garnett is an independent, full service community with electric, gas, water, sewer, and solid waste utilities. The city also has an established Parks & Recreation Department, Housing Authority, Public Library and Municipal Airport. 

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