City Administrator

City of Geneseo, IL

Job Details

  • Job Function: Chief Administrator (City/County Manager)
  • Salary: $80,000 - $90,000. DOQ
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Population: 6,586
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  • Where: 115 S Oakwood Ave.n, Geneseo, IL
  • Form of Government: Mayor-Council

Post Date: Apr 12 2019

Deadline: May 10 2019


The City is seeking a motivating and collaborative leader, with strong interpersonal and creative problem-solving skills. The ideal professional background and qualifications for the City Administrator position include:

• Minimum of 5 years of increasingly responsible experience in municipal management, with 8 years preferred
• Knowledge of modern municipal government principles, procedures, techniques, and equipment
• Ability to act as a strategic thinker, anticipating issues or trends and must be open to new approaches and technologies while also thinking beyond the walls of the City Hall, understanding the needs of the City as a whole and of the region’s local government entities
• Knowledge of applicable laws, ordinances, rules and regulations
• Labor relations experience
• Well-developed writing and public speaking skills
• Excellent financial management skills, knowledge of capital planning and organizational management and a clear understanding of resource limitations
• Ability to act as a motivator who can develop strong staff and employee morale while attaining a high level of productivity and accomplishment from the work force
• Positive leadership abilities that motivate his/her team through reward and recognition practices, creating an environment that allows employees to reach their full potential
• Knowledge and experience with media relations
• Proven experience in developing positive, cooperative and supportive relationships both internally and outside of City government

Successful candidates will have graduated from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree in public administration, business administration, finance, political science,
planning or a closely related field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to perform the essential functions of the job, as determined by the City. While a Bachelor’s Degree is required, the City prefers a Master’s Degree in Public Administration, Business Administration or a related field.

The annual salary range for this position is $80,000 to $90,000 dependent upon qualifications. The City of Geneseo offers an attractive benefits package including: membership in the Illinois
Municipal Retirement Fund, medical, dental, vision, life insurance and more. Residency is required within the City limits by your 6-month anniversary date with the City.