City Manager - Manassas Park, Virginia

$185,000 - $215,000 yearly
  • Baker Tilly
  • Manassas Park, VA, USA
  • May 29, 2024
Full time Administration/Management

Job Description

The City of Manassas Park (est. pop. 17,000) is located in Northern Virginia approximately 30 miles southwest of Washington, DC. Encompassing 2.6 square miles, the City offers citizens an established community with a small city feel, a progressive environment, and a high level of community pride. The City provides comprehensive services in major departmental areas including finance, fire and rescue, human resources, information technology, parks and recreation, planning and zoning, police, public works, and social services.

The City Manager is appointed by the Mayor and City Council and serves as the chief administrative officer of the City, providing oversight of 202 FTEs and an FY2024 budget of $136M. The ideal candidate for this position will possess a robust public sector management background, ideally gained in an organization of comparable size and diversity, experience with the full implementation cycle of economic development initiatives, and will excel in managing municipal debt.

Minimum qualifications for the position include an advanced degree in business or public administration or a related field supplemented by progressively responsible related experience. Veterans and other department director-level or non-traditional candidates are encouraged to apply. Bilingual is preferred. ICMA-CM credentialing is desired. The position requires comprehensive knowledge of all aspects of municipal government operations.

The hiring salary range is $185,000 - $215,000 depending on qualifications and experience, and subject to negotiation. The City of Manassas Park also offers an excellent benefits package, including health care, retirement, annual and sick leave, professional training, and free daycare/afterschool care at the Community Center. A vehicle is provided. Employees also receive free use of the Community Center facilities and discounts on all camps and programs run by the Department of Parks & Recreation. Residency within the City is required within one year of hire. Relocation expenses are negotiable.

Qualified candidates are asked to apply at:

This position is open until filled; however, candidates are strongly encouraged to apply by June 26, 2024. Interviews are expected to be held in early August 2024. Contact Anne Lewis at or 703-932-8214 for more information.