City Administrator

City of Liberty Lake, WA

Located just over a mile west of the Washington-Idaho border in the heart of the Inland Northwest, Liberty Lake, Washington, is approximately 16 miles east of Spokane and 16 miles west of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. Liberty Lake is home to over 12,000 residents and is experiencing rapid growth. The lake, for which the city is named, is surrounded by hills on three sides, which offer stunning panoramic views. Liberty Lake is a safe, family‐friendly and engaged community that offers great civic pride, quality recreational and educational opportunities, abundant trails and green space, and many golf courses.

Incorporated in 2001, Liberty Lake operates with a strong Mayor/Council form of government, with seven officials elected at large, serving staggered four-year terms. The City provides Policing, Library, Planning, Building & Engineering, Park Operation & Maintenance, and Street Operation Maintenance services. Liberty Lake operates with 71 FTEs on a 2022 budget that has approved expenditures totaling $33 million. The City also owns and operates the Trailhead municipal golf course and helps facilitate countless community events throughout the year, and is well known for being a very active and attractive community with outstanding public amenities. Liberty Lake enjoys strong and positive relations with neighboring jurisdictions and the Greater Spokane Economic Development consortium and transit authority.

Under the direction and authority of the Mayor, the City Administrator is the executive officer and liaison officer for the City. This position directs the administration of city government functions and services, and provides leadership in the long- and short-term goals of the city. This position makes recommendations to the Mayor and Council for action, and manages, coordinates, formulates, and monitors internal operating policies that facilitate achieving efficient and fair delivery of services for the City of Liberty Lake. The City Administrator coordinates and directs various city departments, is responsible for all purchases and expenditures by city offices, departments, commissions and boards in carrying out the requirements of City ordinances, resolutions and policies of the City Council, and is the primary contact for the news media for the City. In conjunction with the Mayor and Finance Director, the City Administrator also prepares and submits the annual budget.

A bachelor’s degree from an accredited university in business, finance, public administration, business management or a closely related field is required. A master’s degree is preferred. 5-7 years of city or county governmental managerial experience, which includes responsibilities for operations, budgeting and managing personnel, with a desired emphasis on Public Works, Public Work Projects, Economic Development, and Capital Facilities Planning, is required. ICMA Management certification preferred but not required.

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 Liberty Lake is an Equal Opportunity Employer. First review of applications: May 1, 2022 (open until filled).

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Job Details

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

City of Liberty Lake


22710 E Country Vista Dr
Liberty Lake, WA 99019-7592
United States

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