POSITION: City Manager
EMPLOYER: City of Liberal, Kansas
CLOSING DATE: Position will remain open until filled. Application review will begin May 14, 2018. EOE.
COMPENSATION: Salary $120 – 135K annually, DOQ.
TO APPLY: Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and three work-related references to LEAPS-Liberal@lkm.org or LEAPS-Liberal, 300 SW 8th, Topeka, KS 66603. If confidentiality is requested, please note in application materials.
DESCRIPTION: Liberal, Kansas (pop. 20,350; $41.7 million budget; 220 FTE’s), a growing family-oriented community located in southwest Kansas, is seeking a city manager. An independent city with a dynamic business climate, modern public schools, and an illustrious parks system. Liberal is a full service community with gas, water, sewer, and solid waste utilities. The City Manager reports to a progressive five-member Commission, and oversees all departments.
Qualifications: The ideal applicant will have a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration or a related field and more than five years of municipal-management experience. The background of a successful candidate should include strong leadership, finance experience, municipal utilities, open communication and a proven track record that demonstrates outstanding public relations skills. This community-oriented leader will promote economic development initiatives, transparency in government, and positive intergovernmental relations.
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