Conveniently located between Springfield and Joplin, Monett, Missouri, home to more than 9,000 people, is the largest city in what is considered the regional center for Barry and Lawrence counties. More than 25,000 visitors come to downtown Monett each year to take advantage of the specialty shops, restaurants, and services offered throughout the district.
The ideal candidate for this position is a consummate professional with the ability to maintain the high level of services and projects that the City is accustomed to, and has the knowledge, experience, and integrity needed to ensure that operations are carried out in a manner that represents the City’s values.
The successful City Administrator is a collaborative manager who can build effective and successful relationships with the City Council, staff, and the community. The selected candidate must be knowledgeable of municipal operations and Missouri state statutes and possess refined analytical skills and the ability to resolve problems quickly and with sound judgment. Because the City Administrator will ultimately be responsible for the execution of the City budget, the chosen candidate must possess strong finance and budgeting skills. The hired candidate is expected to live in the community - preferably within the city limits.
The selected candidate must have a bachelor’s degree in public administration or have the equivalent qualifications and experience in the fields of finance, business administration, public affairs, public policy, or public relations fields. A minimum of five years of progressive management experience in local government as a City, County, or Town Administrator or at the Deputy/Assistant level is preferred, as well as experience managing electric and water utilities and conducting water, sewer, and electric rate studies. Experience overseeing municipal airport operations would be a plus.