POSITION: City Manager

EMPLOYER: City of Wellington, Kansas

CLOSING DATE:  Position will remain open until filled. Application review will begin June 20, 2022.

COMPENSATION: Competitive benefits.  Annual Salary $86k - $120k, DOQ. 

TO APPLY:  Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and three work-related references to LEAPS-Wellington@lkm.orgIf confidentiality is requested, please note in application materials. Application review will begin June 20, 2022. EOE. 

DESCRIPTION:  Wellington, Kansas (pop. 7,748; $38 million budget; 127 FTE’s), the Wheat Capital of the World, has all the charm and safety of a small town but is only a short drive south of Wichita.  Wellington the county seat of Sumner County, is seeking a City Manager with a strong degree of professionalism and open communication. The City Manager supervises the day-to-day activities of all employees, updates the council regarding city finances, and communicates directives from the governing body to the City staff.

Wellington possesses a strong park system, an airport, manages electric, water, wastewater, sanitation and a police and fire department. All together, these make Wellington a highly diversified community with a small town feel. The City operates under a Council-Manager form of government.

Wellington has a number of characteristics that make the community a strong contender for economic growth and development. Wellington also has a strong transportation network, comprised of multiple highways - US-81, US-160, and I-35; two major railroad companies and the Wellington Municipal Airport.

The governing body seeks candidates with strong interpersonal skills who can communicate well with citizens, businesses, the commission, and City staff. Applicants should have a bachelor’s degree/master’s degree in public administration or a related field, and at least five years of local government experience and a master’s degree is preferred. The successful candidate must also be able to competently create and manage budgets, oversee and develop personnel, and foster excellent intergovernmental relationships.

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