City Administrator

Organization: City of Carlisle, Iowa
Salary: Competitive compensation package
Close Date: First review of resumes will occur on May 13, 2013.

Job Description:


City Administrator

With a population of just under 4,000, Carlisle, Iowa, is part of the thriving Des Moines metropolitan area with a population of 572,000. As such, Carlisle which grew by 11 percent in the last decade offers the advantages of small-town living with the amenities provided by a metropolitan area.

The City operates as a council-manager government with the City Administrator serving as the chief executive officer of the City. 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.
Carlisle is a full-service City organization that includes electric, water, and wastewater utilities. The City has an annual operating budget of $8 million, a 2013-17 CIP budget of $20 million, and 22 FTE’s.

The minimum job requirements are: 1) graduation from four-year college or university with degree in public administration or related field; and 2) four years of local government professional or administrative experience with master’s degree substituting for one year of experience; or any equivalent combination of education and experience. The City is seeking a personable, energetic, and proactive leader with outstanding communication skills. A recruitment profile brochure will be available shortly at and

The position offers a competitive compensation package and will remain open until filled. The first review of resumes will occur on May 13, 2013. 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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