Situated between the beautiful McKenzie and Willamette Rivers in the Southern Willamette Valley, Springfield, Oregon, is a city in Lane County. Covering 15.6 square miles, the City is adjacent to I-5 and is within the Eugene-Springfield Metropolitan Statistical Area. With a population of 62,353, Springfield is the second-most populous city in the metropolitan area after Eugene. Springfield is a family-friendly community where a healthy economy and numerous historical aspects of Oregon’s past have blended into a vibrant place to call home.
The City has operated under a home-rule charter since 1947, with a council-manager form of government. The City Council sets overall City policy, establishes goals for the City and acts as the City’s legislative body. Comprised of volunteers, it consists of one person nominated from each of six wards elected by voters at large. The Mayor is elected by citywide vote, and Mayor and Council elections are nonpartisan.
The City of Springfield seeks an enthusiastic, visionary, approachable, and personable leader to be its next City Manager. The selected candidate must hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in public administration, business administration, or a related discipline and possess a minimum of five years of experience as a city manager/administrator or as an assistant city manager/administrator in a city of comparable or larger size. A master's degree and ICMA credentialing are preferred qualifications. Private sector experience will also be considered. An equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the required knowledge and skills may also be considered. The selected candidate is required by City Charter to become and remain a resident of the City.
For more information on this position contact: Ron Holifield, CEO Strategic Government Resources ron@GovernmentResource.com 214-676-1691
About City of Springfield, Oregon
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