City of PaducahPaducah, KY
Date Posted: 3/7/2018 3:52:25 PM
Paducah, Kentucky, is situated at the confluence of the Tennessee and the Ohio rivers, halfway between St. Louis, Missouri, to the northwest, and Nashville, Tennessee, to the southeast, along Interstate 24.
Paducah is home to approximately 25,000 residents who enjoy small town living with convenient access to unique cultural amenities, top-notch schools, and safe, friendly neighborhoods. Paducah is a home rule city operating under a commission-manager form of government. The Board of Commissioners is made up of the Mayor and four Commissioners who set the policies that govern the City and appoint advisory citizen groups that help in the decision-making process.
The City Manager is appointed by the Board and assists it in formulating objectives, policies, and programs. The City of Paducah seeks a visionary City Manager who is willing to look “outside the box” for creative solutions to community issues. The ideal candidate will be a highly ethical, results-driven strategic thinker 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 Board, staff, and the community. The selected individual should be comfortable with the public nature of their position in a small-town environment.
The selected candidate must hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in public administration, business administration, or a related discipline and have 10-15 years of responsible professional managerial experience. A master’s degree in public administration or related field preferred. An equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the required knowledge and skills may also be considered.