The City Manager is the full time Chief Administrative Officer and is responsible for the effective and efficient administration of the City, assuming full management responsibility, leadership, and accountability for all City operations, including direct or indirect supervision of all employees. The City Manager conducts or coordinates, through department heads, departmental strategic planning efforts and other studies of City services to ensure they are provided in the most effective manner. The City Manager serves at the pleasure of the Council and is accountable for achieving policies, goals, and objectives established by the Council.
The new City Manager has the ability to quickly understand the values of Lake Oswego and is comfortable working in a community accustomed to high quality municipal services and a strong tradition of community involvement. The ideal candidate brings a fresh, yet experienced voice and perspective to City initiatives with a proven ability to move projects forward. A true community ambassador, the successful candidate leads by example and is fully invested in the City’s success.
A strategic thinker, the City Manager easily sees the big picture and long-term vision for the City. In addition, the preferred candidate understands the importance of building off a solid foundation and works to ensure infrastructure and service fundamentals are sound. With a belief in open government and civic engagement, the City Manager encourages participation, welcomes input, connects with the community, and is effective in garnering public support for projects. An effective leader, the City Manager models behaviors expected throughout the organization, including initiative, commitment to high quality work, and enthusiasm for public service.
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Ideally ten years of progressively responsible experience in municipal government, including at least seven years of administrative or leadership responsibility. A successful track record as a City Manager, Deputy City Manager, or senior Department Director with exposure to the full range of municipal services, or a similar role in an equivalent type of organization, in order to successfully fulfill the requirements of the City is preferred. Strong managerial experience and the ability to work closely with the City Council are essential. A sound financial background with a strong understanding of budgets and financial management is required. An exceptional ability to develop effective partnerships is required, as is successful, prior experience working with the business community. A Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience enabling the incumbent to perform the essential functions of the position. A Masters of Public Administration, Business Administration, or Urban Planning is highly desirable.
To Be Considered
Cover letters expressing your interest in the City of Lake Oswego and how you would succeed in the role of City Manager should be addressed to Heather Gantz. Please submit your resume and cover letter via Waldron’s Candidate Web Portal no later than May 19, 2019.
About City of Lake Oswego, Oregon
The City of Lake Oswego is a place to live where you play. The City has a population of 38,215 and is a community rich with art, culture, historical resources, quality schools, vibrant business districts, and an abundance of activities and events for all ages. Located in the northwestern corner of Clackamas County, on the banks of the scenic Willamette River and hugging the shore of a 405-acre lake, Lake Oswego is nestled among many of Oregon’s greatest attractions. The City of Lake Oswego operates a council-manager form of government. A full service city, Lake Oswego employs 302 full time and 43.3 part time employees with a 2018-19 adopted budget of $211.4 million with a general fund of $74.5 million.