City of Keizer, OR

With a population of 38,585, Keizer is the 13th largest city in Oregon, nestled in the center of the Willamette Valley and adjacent to the City of Salem, the state capital. As Oregon’s second youngest city, established in 1982, Keizer has benefitted from the experience of more established cities while creating its own, unique approach and identity to city and community life. Keizer is located approximately 45 minutes south of Portland, two hours from downhill skiing, and approximately an hour drive to the beautiful and unique Oregon Coast. Public participation in community activities, such as the monthly community dinner, the annual KeizerFest celebration, youth sports, arts and culture, and Keizer’s three active neighborhood associations is always substantial.

The City of Keizer operates under a Council-Manager form of government, with a mayor and six-member City Council. The city has budget authority for 101 employees working in the following departments: Administration, Finance, Human Resources, Public Works, Planning, and Police. The city’s 2021-22 operating budget is $47,997,300.

Under the direction of the City Council, the City Manager is the Chief Executive Officer for the city. This position provides the Mayor and City Councilors with information, implements policies adopted by the Council, and manages city operations in an effective and efficient manner. The City Manager directs the administration of ordinances, contracts, leases, permits, and the fiscal budget and provides management of the city's human, technical, and physical resources through leadership to all departments. The City Manager also works with the City Council in managing the city's budget.

Excellent candidates will have a bachelor’s degree in public administration, political science, business management, or a closely related field from an accredited school, and five years of experience as a municipal administrator or manager of a public agency or department with related duties; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Candidates should be able to present success in the management of complex organizations or associations, possess a working knowledge of government, including, but not limited to, public employment, public records and meetings laws, and public finance and accounting requirements. Candidates are required to be bonded and residency within Keizer City Limits is required within 1 year after appointment.

For a complete position profile, full job description and to apply online, visit Prothman at, click on "Open Recruitments" and then click the position title. For questions, call 206-368-0050. The City of Keizer is an Equal Opportunity Employer. First review of applications: November 28, 2021 (open until filled).

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

City of Keizer


PO BOX 21000
Keizer, OR 97307-1000
United States

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