city manager

City of Chariton, IA

Job Details

  • Job Function: Chief Administrator (City/County Manager)
  • Salary: $75,000 - $95,000. DOQ
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Population: 4,321
  • Website:
  • Where: 115 South Main Street, Chariton. Iowa 50049
  • Form of Government: Council-Manager

Post Date: Mar 1 2019

Deadline: Apr 10 2019

Applications will be accepted until the position has been filled with the first review of applications on April 10, 2019. Confidential applications should be sent to Patrick Callahan, c/o Callahan Municipal Consultants, LLC,, 417 Kaitlynn Avenue, Anamosa, Iowa 52205 or send to


City Manager, Chariton, Iowa (Population - 4,321). Progressive and growing community in south central Iowa, located at the junction of U.S. Highway 34 & Iowa Highway 14 in Lucas County, is seeking an energetic leader for the position of city manager.

Salary range is $75,000 to $95,000, depending upon qualifications, with a full range of benefits. The city manager directly oversees the following municipal departments: city hall, wastewater, streets, cemetery, parks & recreation, police, airport, code enforcement, zoning, and finance, which includes 15 full time employees and an annual operating budget of $5.2 million.

The city manager is also responsible for supervision of contracts, oversight of city property, management of capital improvement projects, and keeping the five member city council and mayor fully advised of the city's financial condition and overall future needs.

Qualifications include four year college degree in public or business administration or related field and 3 to 5 years of experience in a public sector management position, with an emphasis on city finance, budget development, labor relations, strategic planning, technology needs. Residency in the City is require within six months.

Potential candidates can view a community & position profile on the City's website ( after it has been posted on March 13 2019. Application materials requested include: cover letter, resume, salary history, and five work related references.