City Manager

City of Springfield
Springfield, MO

Date Posted: 3/2/2018 10:28:55 AM


Located in scenic southwest Missouri, the City of Springfield is known as the “Queen City of the Ozarks.” Springfield spans approximately 82 square miles in Greene County and is the third largest city in the state. The Springfield Metro Area has a population of 456,456, with 166,810 within the City limits. Springfield operates under the council-manager system of governance. The City Council, made up of eight Council members and a Mayor, appoints a City Manager who serve as the City's chief executive and administrative officer and enforces the laws as required by the City’s charter. The City has an annual operating budget of $334 million and 1,840 Full-Time employees.

The City seeks a visionary leader, strategic thinker, and creative problem solver to be its new City Manager. The ideal candidate will be a confident, results-driven municipal professional with a strong customer service focus and commitment to the community. It will be important for the next City Manager to maintain an environment of credibility, integrity, and transparency and to foster positive and productive relationships with the Council, staff, and the community.

The selected individual should be comfortable with the public nature of their position in a diverse and growing community. A bachelor’s degree in public administration or a related field from an accredited college or university is required; a master’s degree is preferred. ICMA credentialing or other leadership development program credentialing is a plus. The selected candidate should have 10 years of experience in public management at the assistant city manager/ administrator, deputy city manager/administrator, or city manager/ administrator level. Directors and department heads with significant experience (10 years or more) with federal, state, or other public entities will also be considered.

A starting salary of a minimum of $200,000 plus is negotiable depending on qualifications. Please apply online at: For more information contact: Kirk Davis, Senior Vice President Strategic Government Resources

Application Deadline: 3/30/2018

Kirk Davis
Senior Vice President

Phone: 8173378581