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Posted on: October 20, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Now Accepting Applications for the City Administrator Position

The City of Liberty Lake is currently looking for a City Administrator. Liberty Lake is a safe, family-friendly and engaged community. We are known for our great civic pride, quality recreational and educational opportunities, and abundant trails and green space. Our business environment supports a diverse, sustainable, and financially secure economic base. For more information, view the City Administrator flyer here.

 (Note: The duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position.)

A. Under the direction and supervision of the Mayor, the City Administrator manages, coordinates, formulates and monitors internal operating policies that facilitate achieving efficient and fair delivery of services for the City of Liberty Lake.

B. The City Administrator must coordinate and direct various city departments.

C. In conjunction with the Mayor and Finance Director, the City Administrator must prepare and submit the annual budget for the City of Liberty Lake.

D. The Administrator is responsible for all purchases and expenditures by city offices, departments, commissions and boards in carrying out the requirements of City ordinances, resolutions and policies of the City Council.

E. This position is the primary contact for the news media for the City.

F. The City Administrator is expected to participate in the community activities and to attend many morning, noon and night meetings, both in the City and in the surrounding community.

G. Is expected to attend all Board and Commission meetings as well as organizing and attending City Council and Council committee meetings.

H. The City Administrator assists the Mayor generally in conducting the city’s business in all matters and performs such other duties and assumes such other responsibilities as the Mayor may direct.

I. Will have contact with citizens, personnel of all departments and divisions, the business community, neighborhood organizations and City council members.

J. May be involved in highly sensitive and/or emotional interactions requiring skill in gaining the trust and confidence of others.

K. The City Administrator should have skills in conflict resolution as well as labor negotiations and contract interpretation.

L. Interaction with management professionals of other agencies and jurisdictions is encouraged to keep current on trends and new developments in the field of municipal management.


[Note: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the education, certification, licensing experience, knowledge, skill and/or ability required. A combination or accumulation of applicable work-related experience and/or education may be recognized as sufficiently meeting the pre-requisites outlined below.]

Preferred Experience:

I. The City Administrator must have a working knowledge of the functions and processes of City government, preferably having prior experience as a City Administrator, Assistant City Administrator, Public Works Director or a Director of related field operations in a comparable city or county.

II. Must have a thorough knowledge of municipal, state and federal laws as well as understanding municipal organization structures and issues.

III. Must be able to manage, coordinate and direct activities of the various departments in the City of Liberty Lake, providing leadership to four or more department heads and effective negotiation abilities with one labor union.

IV. Must have the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, other agencies and the public.

V. Must have the mental and physical ability to endure a demanding, high stress position.

Required Credentials:

A. The City Administrator must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university in business, finance, public administration, business management or a closely related field. A masters degree is preferred.

B. Must have at least 5 to 7 years city or county governmental managerial experience which includes responsibilities for operations, budgeting and managing personnel with a desired emphasis on Public Works, Public Work Projects, Economic Development, and Capitol Facilities Planning.

C. Must have a working knowledge of government finance with proven experience in administering budgets and must also possess high level communication skills.

D. Must possess a valid driver’s license.

E. Must be able to successfully withstand an extensive background check.

F. ICMA Management certification preferred but not required.

*** First review of applications will begin on October 31, 2021***

To apply, please submit an application, cover letter, and resume to

Pay: $126,033.13 - $141,933.79 per year

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