Wamego, Kansas (pop. 4,703; $16M budget; 44 FTE’s), is a vibrant, family-oriented community in Pottawatomie County, conveniently located at the junction of US Highways 24 and Kansas Highway 99. A dynamic community located in the heart of Kansas, with a prosperous business climate and first-rate public schools plus access to higher education. Its location lends to easy access to road, rail and air transportation systems and is a premier site for continued economic growth.
The City Manager reports to a progressive five-member Commission and oversees all departments. The city operates its own electric generating and distribution system and provides water/wastewater utilities.
Applicants should have a bachelor’s degree in public administration or a related field 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.
Competitive benefits; Salary $90,000 - $115,000 DOQ. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and three work-related references to LEAPS-WAMEGO@lkm.org or LEAPS-Wamego, 300 SW 8th, Topeka, KS 66603. If confidentiality is requested, please note in application materials. Position will remain open until filled. Application review will begin September 30. EOE.