• Ozark, MO
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City AdministratorOzarkMO (pop. 21,284). Strategically located between Springfield and Branson along U.S. Highway 65, Ozark’s location in this rapidly growing area makes the community a highly desirable place to live, work and play. Incorporated in 1857, Ozark has grown from a small agricultural community to one that has been experiencing a boom in growth and development. 

As the seat of Christian County, Ozark’s Courthouse Square Historic District is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and the focal point of a lively downtown. Ozark’s top-notch municipal services and high-ranking school district are known throughout the region. Ozark maintains a small-town atmosphere and high quality of life with its livability and family-friendliness. The city seeks a highly engaged City Administrator. 

The city has a workforce of more than 125 full-time employees, plus additional part-time and seasonal employees. Ozark is a full-service municipality including Police, Public Works including a wastewater treatment and sanitary sewer system, Water Utility, Parks and Recreation, Planning and Development, and administrative services including administration, city clerk, finance, attorney, municipal court, communications, and human resources.

The City Administrator is chief administrative officer in charge of the City’s day-to-day operations and oversees a budget of approximately $30 million, all funds included. The City is in excellent financial condition with an unassigned fund balance of more than 75%. The City Administrator works closely on development efforts, including maintaining a close working relationship with the City’s business community. The City recently completed a new strategic plan. Ideal candidates will possess:

  • A bachelor’s degree in public administration or related field; a master’s degree in public administration or closely related field is preferred; 
  • Five – seven years of increasingly responsible local government management experience;  
  • Proven leadership, managerial, and interpersonal skills; 
  • Experience working on issues related to residential and commercial development and growth; 
  • A team-oriented, strategic-thinking approach toward staff leadership; human resources skills and supervisory experience; 
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills; and 
  • Financial, analytical, and budget management skills to lead a financially fit organization.
The City Administrator is appointed by, and reports to, the Mayor and six-member Board of Aldermen. The starting salary range is $150,000 – $174,000 (midpoint) DOQ, plus an excellent benefit package. Candidates should apply by April 8, 2024, with resume, cover letter and contact information for five work-related references to the attention of Lee Szymborski, Senior Vice President, GovHR USA/MGT Consulting, Tel: 847-380-3240 x 103. The City is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Application Deadline: April 8, 2024 

Posted: 2024-03-22

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