City Administrator

City of Buckley, WA

Situated in the shadow of Mount Rainier on a plateau above the Puyallup River Valley, the City of Buckley, Washington, is a fast-growing city that has worked to maintain its unique qualities that make it a treasure for residents. Buckley is a Heritage Community, which allows the City to protect its historical character, while managing growth. The City of Buckley prides itself on its remarkable atmosphere, natural beauty, wonderful schools, children’s activities, walkability, and trails. With a citizen population of approximately 5,300, Buckley covers just 3.97 square miles and is a small town with big city issues that continue to challenge the organization and region. Buckley serves as a gateway to Crystal Mountain, Washington’s premier alpine ski area, and the majestic Mount Rainier National Park.

The City of Buckley operates under the strong mayor-council form of government with seven City Council members. The City Council establishes citywide policy, and the elected Mayor is responsible for the day-to-day administration of city business, implementation of council policies and establishment of operating policies and processes. Buckley has 52.7 FTEs and operates on a 2022 total budget of $34,258,844, which includes a General Fund budget of $8,059,639. City departments include Judicial, Finance, Administration (including IT), Legislative, Police, Fire/EMS, Parks & Recreation, Public Works, and Planning & Building.

Under the direction and authority of the Mayor, the City Administrator supervises, administers and coordinates the activities and functions of all City officers, departments, commissions and boards to implement City Ordinances and policies through the effective use of City employees, funds, grants, materials, facilities and time. This position shall control the overall operations of the City to assure optimum service to the community.

Required Education and Experience: A bachelor’s degree in public administration or related field. Five (5) years of progressively responsible management experience in public administration. Any combination of education and experience, which would provide the applicant with the desired skills, knowledge, and ability required to perform the job. Preferred Experience: Seven (7) years of senior public-sector management experience, such as a city manager or city administrator, deputy/assistant or department director in a city, county, or other applicable public sector agency of similar or greater complexity and size.

For a complete position profile, full job description and to apply online, visit Prothman at and click on "Open Recruitments". For questions, call 206-368-0050. The City of Buckley is an Equal Opportunity Employer. First review of applications: July 17, 2022 (open until filled).

How to Apply

Job Details

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

City of Buckley


PO BOX 1960
Buckley, WA 98321-1960
United States

Form of Government


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