POSITION: City Manager

EMPLOYER: City of Goodland, Kansas

CLOSING DATE:  Application review will begin October 17, 2020

COMPENSATION: Competitive benefits; Salary $88,000 - $96,000

TO APPLY:  Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to LEAPS-Goodland@LKM.org. If confidentiality is requested, please note in application materials. Position will remain open until filled. Application review will begin October 17. EOE.

DESCRIPTION:  Goodland, Kansas (pop. 4.386; budget $15M; 52 FTE). The City Manager reports to a progressive five-member commission, and oversees all departments. And is responsible for supervising the day-to-day activities of all employees, creating a budget that reflects the values of the governing body, and effectively delegate responsibilities to city staff. Goodland operates electric, water, wastewater utilities, and a municipal airport. 

The governing body is looking for candidates who can showcase a history of professionalism and a strong work ethic. And possesses excellent public relations and personnel management skills. The successful candidate will have strong leadership skills with a history of sound decision-making ability. And be adept in researching and analyzing policy and grants. This team-oriented leader will promote economic development initiatives, transparency in government, and positive intergovernmental relations. Applicants should have a bachelor’s degree in public administration or a related field, an MPA is preferred and more than 5 years of municipal management experience. 

Goodland (pop. 4.386; budget $15M; 52 FTE’s) is the county seat of Sherman County, located along I-70 near the Kansas-Colorado border. A regional hub that serves as a major retail outlet for northwest Kansas, southern Nebraska, and eastern Colorado. The Goodland community offers superb schools, excellent health care facilities, and local attractions such as the Sugar Hills Golf Course, Steever Water Park, the High Plains Museum, and the Van Gogh Big Easel. 

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