City Manager

City of Ferguson, MO


This is highly responsible professional and administrative work serving as the City Manager and assisting the Mayor and City Council in setting and implementing City-wide goals and objectives.

Work involves responsibility for planning, organizing, and directing, through subordinate administrators, multiple City programs and activities pursuant to the policy and direction of the City Council and in accordance with the City codes and ordinances and statutory and other legal requirements. Work is performed under the direction of the City Council with wide latitude for the application of independent professional judgment. Work is subject to review by the City Council for results accomplished.


1. Plans, directs, and coordinates, through subordinate administrators, the programs and activities of all departments and divisions of the City government; assists these offices in any administrative matter and in the coordination of activities; recommends to the City Council measures and ordinances deemed necessary or expedient; keeps the City Council fully advised as to the financial condition and needs of the City; attends all meetings of the City Council unless excused.

2. Prepares and submits to the City Council an annual budget and long-range financial plan; oversees the administration and execution of the budget and financial plan.

3. Prepares and submits to the City Council justifications for capital improvements; reviews funding alternatives, analyzes costs, and prepares recommendations.

4. Prepares reports on any specific municipal activity as requested by the City Council; responds to citizen requests relative to City services.

5. Attends meetings of local, regional, state, and other officials to represent the interests of the City and to keep informed on matters of interest to the City.

6. Appoints, suspends, or terminates City employees except those under the jurisdiction of separate authority; provides leadership to department heads; establishes goals; conducts regular staff meetings.

7. Provides effective and efficient customer services and promotes and maintains responsive community relations.

8. Follows safe work practices.

1. Graduation from a four-year college or university with major course work in public or business administration, political science, or closely related field; supplemented by a master’s degree in public or business administration or closely related field; thorough experience in municipal management including experience as an Assistant City/City Manager or Administrator in a larger municipality or as a City/County Manager or Administrator in a smaller jurisdiction; or any equivalent combination of training and experience that provides the following knowledge, abilities, and skills:

2. Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of municipal management.

3. Thorough knowledge of the overall methods and operations of a variety of municipal programs.

4. Thorough knowledge of laws, ordinances, and statutes under which municipal government operates.

5. Considerable knowledge of community programs as applied to municipal government.

6. Considerable knowledge of current developments, literature, and sources of information in municipal management.

7. Ability to organize, direct, and coordinate the operations of a municipal government.

8. Ability to work independently and to develop solutions to problems with minimal supervision.

9. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

10. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the City Council, other public officials, employees, and the general public.

How to Apply

Application Deadline
Submit an application AND resume'.

Job Details

Job Function
Chief Administrator (City, County, Town Manager)
Position Type
Full Time

City of Ferguson


110 Church St
Ferguson, MO 63135-2411
United States

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