City Manager

City of Polk City, IA

Job Details

  • Job Function: Chief Administrator (City/County Manager)
  • Salary: $110,000 - $125,000.
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Population: 46,462,017
  • Website:
  • Where: 112 3rd Street, Polk City, IA
  • Form of Government: Mayor-Council

Post Date: May 14 2019

Deadline: Jun 5 2019

Application materials requested include: cover letter, resume, salary history, and five work related references. Applications will be accepted until the position has been filled with the first review of applications on June 5, 2019. Please submit application materials to


City Manager, Polk City, Iowa. (2017 U.S. Census Bureau Estimated Population – 4,646). Lovely suburban community located just 20 minutes from central Des Moines, with small town feel and amazing recreational opportunities, seeks an energetic and dedicated leader as its new city manager.

Salary range is $110,000 to $125,000, depending upon qualifications, with a full range of benefits. The city manager supervises, administers, and directs the daily operations and staff of the City, with a total FY19 budget of $7 million. Residency within the City expected within six months of hire.

Polk City has doubled in population from the 2000 Census, and offers a quaint but bustling town square. Polk City is home to the Tournament Club of Iowa, Iowa’s only Arnold Palmer-designed golf course. A recreational paradise with a wide variety of options, it also offers easy access to the Neal Smith Trail, the High Trestle Trail, the 6,000 acre Saylorville Lake, Big Creek State Park, and Jester Park. Polk City has been recognized as the Safest Suburb in the Des Moines Metro (, 2016). Additional community details are available at

Preferred qualifications include Master’s degree in a related field and 5 to 10 years of experience in public sector management, with experience emphasizing city finance & budgeting, community development & land-use planning, and strategic planning.

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