City Manager - City of Silverton, OR

$125,000 - $140,000 yearly
  • Lane Council of Governments
  • Silverton, Oregon, USA
  • Dec 22, 2020
Full time Management

Job Description

Job Title: City Manager

Location: Silverton Oregon

Organization: City of Silverton


Job Description:

Nestled in the heart of the Willamette Valley, the City of Silverton is a historic town with a population of 10,520. Always an agricultural center, it is now described as Oregon’s Garden City. Silverton is known for its historic downtown, gardens, restaurants, antique boutiques, art galleries, shops and numerous churches. The City of Silverton hosts several festivals throughout the year that celebrate culture with painters, players, poets and musicians all taking center stage in community life. Silvertonians truly appreciate and enjoy the small town feel that Silverton offers. The City’s countryside is rich with history and adventure too. Family farms, nurseries and wineries offer opportunities to pick berries, apples or peaches, find a Christmas tree, or taste wine from the local vineyards. Silvertonians have responded to the COVID-19 pandemic by gathering – either distanced or virtually as appropriate – to support local businesses, strengthen relationships, and reimagine traditions.

The City of Silverton is seeking to replace its long-standing City Manager. Under the general direction of the City Council, the City Manager assists the Mayor and Council in the development of City policies and legislation. The Manager is the City’s Chief Administrative Officer and implements Council’s ordinances and resolutions.

The City Manager manages a staff of 50 FTEs and other part-time employees while managing an annual budget of $64 million (2020-2021) to accomplish Council goals. The City Manager is also the Agency Director of the City’s Urban Renewal Agency with a Budget of $2.8 million per year (2020-2021).

The new City Manager must have the ability to communicate effectively with staff, Council and community members and the ability and desire to become invested in the community. The City Manager will have a strong background in municipal budgeting and have prior experience with the management of complex capital projects.

A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in public administration or related field is required and a Master’s degree is preferred. The City also requires a minimum of five years of prior experience as a City Manager/Administrator or as an Assistant City Manager/Administrator in a municipality of comparable size.

The salary range for this position is $125,000 to $140,000 per year, and the City of Silverton provides a comprehensive benefits package.

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Posted Date: 12/23/2020

Salary Range: $125,000 to $140,000

Application Deadline: First Review for applications received by 5pm, January 25, 2021 (Open Until Filled)

Application Deadline Info: Open Until Filled

Number of Days to List: 32 days

Submit completed application, Resume, cover letter and Supplemental questionnaire

Silverton is committed to equal employment opportunity and workplace diversity.

Recruitment facilitated by Lane Council of Governments.