Salary Range

$34.12/ hour

Relocation Required


Employee Classification

Exempt; salary

Closing Date for Application

Open until filled.


Brief Description

This is a regular full-time position with benefits, starting pay $34.12/hr (Range 23.0-26.0) Position provides highly responsible administrative direction to assigned departments and functions to coordinate efforts toward achieving objectives and assists the City Manager.

Primary Duties

Assists the City Manager with the development, interpretation, establishment and implementation of short and long range goals, management objectives, policies and operating procedures to provide accurate and timely information and support decision making and policy direction; participates in the development of the strategic plan to monitor status and achievement of stated desired goals; directs, prepares and presents special and recurring reports to promote effective and appropriate communication; maintains effective and timely communication with the City Manager to keep him/her apprised of situations and issues; participates in development of the budget, coordinates development of financial and budgetary documents and forecasts, identifies funding sources, monitors expenditures and debt services to make budgetary recommendations to the City Manager; identifies and recommends legislative issues to the City Council for review and potential action.

Serves as an agent of the City Manager in conflict and dispute resolution, acts on behalf of the City Manager when assigned, and assists in the overall daily administration, decision making and policy direction of assigned departments, sections, and functions to promote continuity of operations; participates in resolution of complaints to facilitate improvement in operations and communication, policy making, and team building; represents the City Manager's office at various meetings and participates on an variety of boards, commissions, outside government agencies, non-profits, and other citizen groups to promote, and ensure consistent communication of, goals, actions and activities of the City; communicates regularly with appropriate internal staff and external clients to maximize efficiencies, operations and activities and provides effective professional leadership by positioning the City positively through appropriate use of technologies and services.

Supervises City employees and Departments; Community Development, Building, Finance, and others as assigned by the City Manager. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with City policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include managing projects and related processes; planning, assigning, directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints; and resolving problems.


Bachelors’ degree from a college or university with major course work in public administration, business administration, finance, engineering, planning, construction management or a related field. Five years of management experience which includes at least three years with responsibility for staff supervision, budgeting, and fiscal control. Experience in contract management and project development is strongly desired.

Knowledge of principles and practices of municipal government administration; knowledge of effective administrative techniques; knowledge, and ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with elected officials, employees, department heads, City Manager, representatives of other governmental agencies, and the public. Intermediate level computer use skills. Project tracking, reporting, and oversight of job status.

Contact and Other Information

Successful applicants must pass a background investigation and drug testing. A complete job description and employment application can be obtained from City of Seward Personnel Office, 410 Adams Street, (907) 224-4074 or by emailing .

The City of Seward is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer