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City Manager

City of Lincoln City, OR

Located on the scenic Oregon Coast, Lincoln City borders the 680-acre Devils Lake and the Coast Range on the east and the Pacific Ocean on the west. Its stunning natural scenery and outdoor recreational opportunities make the city a popular tourist destination. Residents enjoy the perks of small-town life with major urban cities nearby, such as Salem, 58 miles to the east, and Portland, 88 miles to the northeast. Lincoln City is committed to maintaining its character, preserving its charm, and protecting its natural beauty, while growing its economy and enhancing what makes it a special Pacific Northwest coastal town.

Lincoln City operates under the Council/Manager form of government. The City Council is composed of six Council Members, elected from three wards, and the Mayor, who is elected at large. Each have staggered four-year terms. The annual budget for fiscal-year 2021-22 is $68.7 million, including the General Fund budget of $20.2 million. Roughly 150 FTEs offer a full range of city services, including water, sewer, streets, police, emergency services dispatch, economic development, urban renewal, parks and recreation, court, planning and community development, a library, and a tourism-promotion department called Explore Lincoln City. City administration and operations also include in-house legal representation, finance, information technology, and human resources. Fire/medical services are operated by an overlapping district.

Under the general supervision of the City Council, the City Manager is responsible for the overall management of the City’s organization and operations. The City Manager will plan and direct the activities of all City departments and functions through subordinate department directors and others, provide information to the City Council and act as its policy advisor, and serve as the City’s Chief Administrative Officer and Budget Officer.

A bachelor’s degree in public administration, business administration, or a related field, and five years of progressively responsible senior management or supervisory experience, preferably in the Oregon public sector for a municipality is required. Related Oregon experience must be within the last ten years. Any satisfactory equivalent combination of education, experience, and training will be considered.

For a complete position profile, full job description, and to apply online, please visit Prothman at and click on "Open Recruitments". For questions, call 206-368-0050. The City of Lincoln City is an Equal Opportunity Employer. First review of applications: September 12, 2021 (open until filled).

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Job Details

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

City of Lincoln City


801 Sw Highway 101
Lincoln City, OR 97367-2766
United States

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