City Administrator

City of Ephrata, WA

The rural community of Ephrata, pop. 8,620, is located in central Washington and enjoys over 300 days of sunshine per year. The City of Ephrata is the county seat for Grant County which has a population of over 100,000 residents. The county is known for its varied landscapes of high desert plateaus with coulees, lakes, reservoirs, sand dunes, canals, rivers, creeks, and other waterways. The area offers world class fishing, hunting, hiking, camping, bird and wildlife watching, boating and water sports, and many spectacular golf courses.

The City of Ephrata operates under the Mayor-Council form of government with seven council members elected to four-year terms. Services provided by the City include Police, Fire, Water/Sewer, and Public Works. Appointed positions include the City Administrator, the City Clerk/Finance Director, the Police Chief, the Community Development Director, the Public Works Director, the Fire Chief, the Recreation Director, and the Building Official. The City of Ephrata employs 49 FTEs and operates on a 2022 budget of $25,577,623.

Under the direction of the Mayor, the City Administrator acts as the Chief Administrative Officer of the city for day-to-day operations. The City Administrator directs the administration of city government functions and services, and provides leadership in the long- and short-term goals of the city. The City Administrator makes recommendations to the Mayor and Council for policy and action. This position will have direct supervision over the City Clerk/Finance Director, Community Development Director, Parks & Recreation Director, Public Works Director, Police Chief, and the Fire Chief.

A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Public Administration or a closely related field is required. A minimum of five (5) years of experience in a senior management position is required. Experience as a City Manager or City Administrator, Deputy/Assistant City Manager or City Administrator, or department director in a city, county, or other applicable public sector agency of similar or greater complexity and size is preferred. Any equivalent combination of experience, education and training may be considered.

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 Ephrata is an Equal Opportunity Employer. First review of applications: September 4, 2022 (open until filled).

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Job Details

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

City of Ephrata


121 Alder St Sw
Ephrata, WA 98823-1840
United States

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