A vibrant community in the heart of the country near the geographic center of Kansas, the City of Great Bend is home to great people and great places. The county seat of Barton County was incorporated in 1872, named for the “great bend” in the Arkansas River, and is now home to just under 14,580 residents.
The City of Great Bend is seeking a visionary consensus-builder who embraces collaboration, innovation, and strategic planning as its next City Administrator. A tight-knit community, Great Bend requires a highly visible City Administrator, a servant-leader who stays well-connected with employees, civic leaders, business owners, developers, and residents. The successful candidate will promote teamwork within the organization, empower employees, avoid micromanaging, ensure appropriate work-life balance among staff, and support professional development opportunities, building and cultivating talent for succession planning.
Community leaders hope to see the next City leader settle in for a long tenure. The ideal candidate is an accomplished communicator and persuasive leader with a good moral compass and a positive attitude who displays high levels of integrity, honesty, and diplomacy.
This position requires a bachelor’s degree in public administration, business administration, city planning, or a similar field, with a master’s degree preferred. Candidates should also have at least three years of related experience. Experience as an assistant city manager in a larger community will be favorably considered. Certification as a Credentialed City Manager is a plus.
The City of Great Bend anticipates a starting salary range of $114,206 to $171,309 for this position.
For more information on this position, contact:
Gary Holland, Senior Vice President