City Administrator

City of East Moline, IL

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Municipal Services

SUMMARY: Under general direction from the Mayor and City Council, supervises the daily operations of the City; provides administrative support to elected officials; serves as budget officer, purchasing coordinator, and ESDA coordinator; supervises all insurance programs and human resources functions; performs other duties as assigned.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following duties, knowledge, skills and other characteristics. This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by incumbents of this class.)

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: (which are not in any hierarchical order)

1. Plans, directs, and supervises the activities of the Municipal Services Department, consisting of the following divisions: Utility Services, Maintenance Services, Administrative Services, Engineering Services, Development Services and the Human Resource Services.
2. Coordinates the functions of the Municipal Services Department with all other City Divisions.
3. Responsible for the Emergency Services Disaster Agency (ESDA) functions.
4. Oversees and monitors the City’s yearly budget.
5. Investigates liability and workmen compensation claims.
6. Carries out the directives of the Mayor and City Council and recommends policy for the City.
7. Directs all personnel functions within the city, including labor relations with the union.
8. Administers purchase of all supplies within the City, including apparatus, equipment, materials, and other items requisite for public purposes of the City.
9. Responds to citizen concerns and complaints and investigates to provide solutions.
10. Serves on various committees and attends meetings and conferences as needed.
11. Assists other departments and performs duties in those departments as assigned and prescribed by the Mayor and City Council.


Knowledge of codes and ordinances of the city.
Knowledge of the principles and practices of economic development, public planning, and the sociological, economic and political aspects of community life.
Knowledge of federal, state and local regulations pertaining to economic development and public planning.
Knowledge of the principles and practices of budgeting and accounting.
Knowledge of the various aspects of personnel including Union negotiations.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, public officials, other government officials, business owners, and the general public.
Ability to supervise, direct and motivate employees.
Ability to review and understand budgets and various aspects of finance department as related to the City.
Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.
Ability to effectively communicate with those contacted throughout the course of the workday.
Ability to maintain effective working relationships with other departments, agencies, employees, supervisors and the public.
Skill in writing professional reports and communicating effectively.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT: There is frequent need to stand, walk, sit, talk or hear, use hands to finger, and perform other similar actions during the course of the workday. The City of East Moline promotes a drug/alcohol free work environment through the use of mandatory pre-employment and random drug testing.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four-year college or university, preferably a master’s degree in Public Administration or a related field. 5-10 years or any equivalent combination of training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skill and abilities.

Job Description under review and will be updated prior to job offer.

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Job Details

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

City of East Moline


915 16Th Ave
East Moline, IL 61244-2127
United States

Form of Government


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