City Administrator (City of Lowell)

$80,000 - $95,000 yearly
  • Lane Council of Governments
  • Lowell, Oregon, USA
  • Oct 22, 2020
Full time Government Management

Job Description

Organization:   City of Lowell

City of Lowell (population 1,090) is located about 20 miles southeast of the Eugene and Springfield metro area. It is a small, community with tremendous growth potential. The City is nestled in the foothills of the Cascades along Highway 58.  Lowell is known for its three beautiful lakes, many water recreational activities, numerous hiking and mountain biking trails, five picturesque covered bridges, proximity to winter sports activities and an abundance of natural areas and wildlife. 

The City of Lowell is seeking to replace its City Administrator of five years. Under the general direction of the City Council, the City Administrator assists the Mayor and Council in the development of City policies and legislation. The Administrator is the City’s Chief Executive Officer and implements Council’s ordinances and resolutions.

The City Administrator manages a staff of 4 FTE’s and 1 part-time employee and is responsible for multiple services through contract employees.  The Administrator is responsible for managing an annual budget of $4.3 million to provide city services and accomplish Council goals.

The new Administrator must have the ability to communicate effectively with staff, Council and citizens and the ability to invest themselves in the community. City of Lowell’s new Administrator will need to have or obtain knowledge of Oregon Land Use Rules and be willing to pursue cutting edge economic development and urban renewal programs.

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. Preference will be given to candidates who have at least three years of public or private management experience as a City Administrator/Manager in a municipality of comparable size and/or in a rural setting.

The salary range for this position is $80,000 to $95,000 per year, and City of Lowell provides a comprehensive benefits package.

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Application Deadline:  First Review October 23rd (Open Until Filled)

Contact: Howard Schussler, Lane Council of Governments,, 541-682-4007