Job Details

City Manager
City of Burns, OR
Job Description

The City of Burns, (pop. 2,774), is located in southeastern Oregon and is the county seat for Harney County, (pop. 7,000), which covers 10,226 square miles. Commonly referred to as the gateway to the Steens Mountain, Burns became a town in 1891 and was named after the Scottish poet Robert Burns. Burns and the surrounding area offer breathtaking scenery and many outdoor activities, including snow sports, fishing, boating, hiking, hunting, camping, and backpacking. With affordable housing, excellent schools and a local hospital, Burns is a great place to join a family oriented, frontier community.

The City of Burns operates under a Council/Manager form of government. City departments include Airport, Attorney & Engineer, Cemetery, City Council, City Hall, Fire, Planning, Police, and Public Works. Services are provided by 13.45 FTEs on a FY2019-20 budget of $5,801,774.

The City Manager is the administrative head of the city and is responsible for the city’s overall management and administration. The City Manager assists the council with the development of city policies and carries out policies established by ordinances, resolutions, and council directives. The City Manager exercises supervision over the city’s general affairs and all employees, contractors, and agents, except the city attorney and municipal judge. The City Manager must plan, organize, and direct the overall city government, monitor the city’s activities, and ensure that council policies and directives are properly implemented and monitored.

A bachelor’s degree OR a combination of skills, training and 5 years of public or municipal administration experience is required. A Master of Public or Business Administration degree is preferred. Managerial and leadership experience is essential, preferably with a well-rounded background that includes a combination of public and private sector experience. Highly developed communication skills and experience working closely with elected officials is crucial as is a background in facilitation and conflict management. An exceptional ability to collaborate and develop effective community partnerships is required.

For a complete position profile and to apply online, visit Prothman at, 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 Burns is an Equal Opportunity Employer. First review of applications: April 26, 2020 (open until filled).

Job Details
$60,000 - $75,000
Job Function:
Chief Administrator (City, County, Town Manager)
Position Type:
Full Time
No preference
City of Burns
242 S Broadway Ave
Burns, OR 97720-2205
United States
Population: 2,789
Form of Government: Council-Manager

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