City Manager

City of Battle Ground, WA

Tucked in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains in southwest Washington, Battle Ground is a vibrant community of 21,780, and is located 30 minutes north of Portland, Oregon, and just 5 miles east of Interstate 5. Battle Ground is known for offering a strong sense of community and a rural living alternative within reach of the larger Portland-Vancouver metropolitan area. Battle Ground is a growing community, and its prime location has attracted new businesses and housing developments, as well as residents who desire a simpler lifestyle within reach of larger city amenities and the great outdoors. Battle Ground serves as the commercial and social hub for the larger north Clark County area.

Incorporated in 1951, the City of Battle Ground is a full-service city that operates under a Council- Manager form of government. The City Council is comprised of seven members elected at-large to serve four-year terms. Each biennium, the council selects one of its members to serve as Mayor and one to serve as Deputy Mayor. The city operates on a total budget of $85 million with a team of 98.75 FTEs. City departments include Executive, Finance, Community Development, Municipal Court, Parks & Recreation, Police, and Public Works.

Working under the direction and authority of the City Council, the City Manager serves as the City’s Chief Executive Officer and is responsible to plan, organize, direct and/or perform the development, management and administration of the citywide budget, policies, procedures, regulations, ordinances, and programs. The City Manager supports the council by providing leadership, drafting policies, developing city plans, and advising on legislative decisions. The City Manager will prepare and administer the city's budget, keeping the council informed about the financial health of the city and ensuring compliance with all relevant laws and ordinances.

Education & Experience: A bachelor’s degree in public administration, planning, business administration or a closely related field is required. At least five years of progressively responsible senior management experience, preferably in the public sector at the local (municipal) level of government is required. The ideal candidate will be honest, a strong communicator, and have a track record of working well with elected officials. This person will have a good sense of finance, and strong supervision skills. A master’s degree in public administration, planning, business administration or a closely related field is preferred.

Benefits include, but are not limited to medical, dental, vision, life, and long-term disability insurance; retirement plan; vacation; sick leave; and paid holidays.

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 Battle Ground is an Equal Opportunity Employer. First review of applications: May 26, 2024 (open until filled).

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Job Details

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

City of Battle Ground


109 Sw 1St St
Battle Ground, WA 98604-2815
United States

Form of Government


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