Kiowa, Kansas (pop. 964; $3.2 million budget; 13 FTE’s), is a friendly, close-knit community located ninety miles southwest of Wichita. The city is seeking a city administrator to maintain its strong municipal services and good relations with citizens.
The City operates under a six-member Mayor-Council form of government, and manages electric, water, and wastewater utilities; provides solid waste disposal and recycling service; operates a library; and has its own police department. The city administrator supervises the day-to-day activities of all employees, is responsible for researching information on policy making, and coordinates direction from the governing body to the city staff.
The governing body is looking for candidates who can showcase a history of professionalism and a strong work ethic. And possesses excellent public relations and personnel management skills. Applicants should have a bachelor’s degree in public administration or a related field, an MPA is preferred. At least two years of local government experience is preferred. The successful candidate must be able to create a budget that reflects the values of the governing body, and effectively delegate responsibilities to city staff.
Competitive benefits, including 100% payment of health insurance premiums and deductible. Salary $55,000 - $70,000 DOQ.