City Administrator

Organization: CIty of Waukee, Iowa
Salary: The position offers a competitive compensation package.
Close Date: The first review of resumes will occur on October 22, 2012.

Job Description:

Waukee, Iowa, a western Des Moines suburb of 14,500 residents is one of the fastest growing cities in the country with a population growth of 169 percent in the last decade. In addition, Waukee is located in Dallas County which was recognized by CNN in 2008 as one of the top U.S. counties for job growth.
The City of Waukee operates as a council-manager government with the City Administrator having authority to supervise all City departments with the exception of the City Library which by Iowa law is governed by a Library Board appointed by the City Council. The City Administrator is also responsible for preparing and administering the annual City budget and hiring City employees with department director appointments and terminations subject to City Council confirmation.
The City Council consists of five members who are elected at-large on a nonpartisan basis to staggered four-year terms. The Mayor who possesses veto power but no voting authority is also elected at-large for a four-year term on a nonpartisan basis. There are no term limits.
Waukee is a full-service City organization that includes water, wastewater, gas, and storm water utilities. The City has an annual operating budget of $30 million, a 2012-13 capital improvement budget of $28 million, and 74FTE’s.
The minimum job requirements are: 1) a Master’s degree in public administration, political science, or related fields; and 2) five years of local government management experience with equivalent substitution of experience and education allowed. The City is seeking a strong and personable leader with energy, enthusiasm, and vision and substantial economic development experience. Additional information about Waukee is available at
The position offers a competitive compensation package and will remain open until filled. The first review of resumes will occur on October 22, 2012. Please send your resume and cover letter with current salary as soon as possible to For additional information about this job, please contact:

Paul Wenbert, ICMA-CM
Western Regional Manager
Slavin Management Consultants


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