Located in the heart of the 150-mile-long Willamette Valley, the most populated region in Oregon, the City of Monmouth is surrounded by ample opportunities for employment, education, and recreation in a close-knit, small town community. Home to Western Oregon University, the university’s 5,000 students and residents alike enjoy small college town amenities and entertainment experiences. With a diverse population of 9,920 residents, both at the university and in the area, Monmouth is regarded as an inclusive city. Only an hour drive to the west of Monmouth is the Pacific Ocean, while a 20-minute drive northeast is the state capital, Salem, and an hour drive north is the City of Portland.
The City of Monmouth operates under a Council/Manager form of government and provides a comprehensive array of utility services, including the city’s own power and light company, and water, sanitary sewer, and storm water services. Monmouth also shares a consolidated fire department, school district, and a joint Chamber of Commerce and Visitors’ Center with the adjacent City of Independence. The two cities also co-own a local telecommunications network. City departments include Management & Finance (including Municipal Court), Police, Library, Senior Center, Community Development, Building, Public Works (including Parks, Water, Sewer and Street), and Power & Light. Services are provided by 58 FTEs on a FY 2019-20 budget of $36,509,657.
Working under the guidance and direction of the Mayor and City Council, the City Manager serves as Chief Administrative Officer of the city, and is responsible for leading, planning, directing, and coordinating all city departments.
A bachelor’s degree in public or business administration or related field, and a minimum of five years of local government experience, with at least three years in a supervisory or administrative capacity, is required. A master’s degree and experience with small communities is preferred. Any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the duties of the position will be considered.
For a complete position profile and to apply online, visit Prothman at https://www.prothman.com/, click on "Open Recruitments" and then click the position title. To apply, click on "Apply Online" and follow the directions provided. For questions, call 206-368-0050. The City of Monmouth is an Equal Opportunity Employer. First review of applications: March 8, 2020 (open until filled).