City Manager - Keizer, Oregon

$130,166 - $169,832 yearly
  • City of Keizer
  • 930 Chemawa Road Northeast, Keizer, OR, USA
  • Jan 07, 2022
Full time Administration/Management

Job Description

Under the direction of the City Council, the City Manager is the Chief Executive Officer for the City of Keizer. This position provides the Mayor and City Councilors with information, implements policies adopted by the Council, and manages the City operations in an effective and efficient manner. The City Manager directs the administration of ordinances, contracts, leases, permits, and the fiscal budget and provides management of the city's human, technical, and physical resources through leadership to all departments. The City Manager also works with the City Council in managing the City's budget.


Ideal Candidate Profile 

  • A Master’s degree in a field described above and eight years’ experience as a City Manager, Assistant City Manager, or other equivalent Department Manager-level experience, or
  • Comparable experience and success in the management of a multi-level, complex organization or association that is, at a minimum, the functional equivalent, in size and scope, to the City of Keizer, and
  • A history of adherence to the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) Code of Ethics or demonstrated adherence to similar ethical performance is preferred. The ideal candidate will have a clear working knowledge of the Council/Manager form of government.


Application Information

Applications, supplemental questions, resumes, and cover letters will only be accepted electronically. To apply online, go to and click on "Open Recruitments", select “City of Keizer, OR – City Manager”, and click “Apply Now”. If you are a veteran and wish to request veterans' preference credit, please indicate that in your cover letter, and complete and submit the veterans' preference form posted on the website as instructed on the form.


Applications will be reviewed January 15, 2022. Incomplete application materials will not be eligible for consideration.


It is widely stated—and supported by studies—that candidates, especially women, are less likely to apply for a job unless they believe they meet 100% of the hiring criteria. The City’s talent acquisition goals include hiring the candidate who is best able to meet the performance objectives of the role. We, encourage persons with non-traditional skill sets and experiences to apply, even if you believe you do not meet 100% of the qualifications and hiring criteria described.