City Administrator

City of Nixa
Nixa, MO

Date Posted: 1/18/2018 3:24:32 PM


A progressive and fast-growing community ideally situated in the Springfield Metro Area, Nixa, Missouri, is home to approximately 21,000. The City is located in Christian County, one of the fastest growing counties in Missouri, and covers 8.48 square miles. Nixa is a home rule city and operates under a council-manager form of government. The City is led by a Mayor and six City Council representatives. A professional City Administrator is hired to manage the day-to-day operations of the City. The new City Administrator will find Nixa a friendly, diverse City with a stable government, unparalleled amenities and municipal services, and the usual challenges and opportunities that are characteristic of a thriving and growing community. The ideal candidate will be a creative, progressive, and visionary municipal professional with a positive approach to leadership. The City Administrator will champion the implementation of policies that will guide this diverse and dynamic community on the path to continuous, sustainable growth, while honoring its heritage, history, and small-town culture. Previous budget and accounting experience will be required to skillfully guide the City in developing budgets, identifying new sources of revenue, implementing cost saving techniques, and meeting current and future fiduciary responsibilities. Economic development and municipal finance skills are needed to ensure development opportunities are sought and implemented using fiscally responsible processes and procedures that make the best use of the City’s resources. Experience with ballot issues, municipal utilities services, and Strategic Planning is strongly desired. A bachelor’s degree in business administration, public administration, or a related field from an accredited college or university is required. A master’s degree is preferred. The selected candidate must have five years of experience as a city administrator/manager or as an assistant city manager/administrator in a comparably sized city, or at least ten years of experience as a department head/director. Any combination of education and experience that provides the required knowledge and skills will be considered. ICMA credentialing a plus. Residency is required by the City Charter but can be waived by Council.

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Salary Information: $110,000 to $140,000, DOQE

Application Deadline: 2/16/2018

Kirk Davis
Senior Vice President

Phone: 816-210-3543