City Manager

City of Sammamish, WA

Job Details

  • Job Function: Chief Administrator (City/County Manager)
  • Credential: Preferred
  • Salary: $175,000 - $225,000. DOE, DOQ
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Population: 64,548
  • Where: 801 228th Ave SE, Sammamish, WA 98075
  • Form of Government: Council-Manager

Post Date: Dec 18 2018

Deadline: Jan 25 2019

To apply, e-mail your cover letter and resume to by January 25, 2019.


City Manager, Sammamish, WA (estimated population: 64,548)

If you are an experienced public-sector management professional who wants to join a dynamic team and are up for a challenging position in a beautiful setting near Seattle, then look no further than Sammamish, Washington. The City is seeking a seasoned City Manager to help lead the community into the next decade as it faces challenges associated with balancing its growth while maintaining its quality of life.

The City Council is seeking an outstanding leader with a demonstrated track record of success. While the individual will understand he/she works for the Council, the elected officials hope to find someone to work with them as a partner, a supporter and a trusted advisor. He/she will be a team player with a strong ability to facilitate relationships with the Council Members, City staff, the community and regional partners. The Manager will keep Council informed on critical issues in a timely manner and be responsive to Council questions and requests. He/she will know how to balance competing points of view, to find common interests and secure cooperation of others in difficult work situations. The elected officials all want what is best for the community. The task now is to build a cohesive Council/Manager/Staff team. The successful candidate will develop healthy working relationships with each member of Council and understand the need of balancing the complementary and sometimes competing interests of each member.

In terms of specific other skills, the Manager will be able to develop financial plans that are based on sustainable service and funding levels and that will ensure ongoing expenses are supported by ongoing revenues. He/she will have strong experience in capital projects and development/redevelopment.

The position requires a bachelor’s degree in business administration, public administration, public policy or related field plus five (5) years of experience as a City Manager, Assistant City Manager or Department Head in a local government organization or equivalent level experience in a private sector business or industry. At least five (5) years of experience managing and supervising employees is required. A master’s degree in business, public administration or related field is preferred.

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