City Manager: Cushing, Oklahoma

Oklahoma Municipal Management Services, OK

The City of Cushing, Oklahoma, is currently soliciting applications for the position of City Manager. Cushing is located in Payne County, Oklahoma, and is known as the “Pipeline Crossroads of the World.” Cushing was established after the Land Run of 1891 by William "Billy Rae" Little and the town was named for Marshall Cushing, a private secretary to U.S. Postmaster General John Wanamaker. In 1912 an oil boom led to the city's development as a refining center, with over 50 refineries operating in Cushing over its history. Today, Cushing is a major trading hub for crude oil and a price settlement point for West Texas Intermediate on the New York Mercantile Exchange.

As of the 2020 U.S. Census, Cushing, Oklahoma, is part of the Stillwater-Cushing, Oklahoma Micropolitan Statistical Area. The micropolitan statistical area includes both Payne County and Lincoln County in Oklahoma. In 2020, the estimated population of the Stillwater-Cushing Micropolitan Statistical Area was approximately 136,473 people. Additionally, the 2022 population estimate for Cushing, Oklahoma, is 7,883.

The City of Cushing operates under the Commissioner-Manager form of government with a Charter. The selected candidate will direct and manage the functions of the City; performs high-level administrative, technical, and professional work in directing and supervising the administration of city government; work under the broad policy guidance of the City Commission; exercises supervision over all municipal employees either directly or through subordinate supervisors excluding the City Attorney, City Treasurer, City Judge and City Doctor these employees are employed directly by the City Commission.
Salary is competitive to the area and will be dependent upon qualifications. The City offers a competitive benefits package.

Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in public administration, political science, engineering, business management or closely related field, and five (5) years of experience as a municipal administrator. Considerable knowledge of modern policies and practices of public administration; working knowledge of municipal finance, human resources, public works, public safety, and community development; skilled in preparing and administering municipal budgets; skilled in planning, directing and administering municipal programs; ability to prepare and analyze comprehensive reports; ability to carry out assigned projects to their completion; ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, city officials and the public; ability to efficiently and effectively administer a municipal government; ability to be bondable, if selected as the City Manager.

An application deadline of June 17, 2024, is established, or until filled. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, five work-related references, salary history and salary expectations, to Oklahoma Municipal Management Services (OMMS), Cushing City Manager Executive Search, 7633 East 63rd Place, Suite 507, Tulsa, OK 74133, or email to The City of Cushing provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability/handicap, or status as a Vietnam-era or special disabled veteran in accordance with applicable Federal and State laws to include Title VII, Civil Rights Act of 1964.

How to Apply

Application Deadline
Deadline 06/17/24. Submit letter, resume, references, salary to OMMS for Cushing City Manager Executive Search. Mail or Email

Job Details

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

Oklahoma Municipal Management Services


7633 E 63Rd Pl
Tulsa, OK 74133-1273
United States



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