Joplin, Missouri is a city of approximately 50,000 located in Jasper County (primarily) and northern Newton County. Covering 38.28 square miles, Joplin is the largest city in Jasper County. The county and greater metro area consist of approximately 400,000 people living in a 40-mile radius. Joplin is the fourth largest metro area in Missouri and approximately a quarter of a million people travel to Joplin daily for work, health care, and entertainment.
Joplin is a home rule city and operates under the council-manager form of government. The Council consists of nine members including the Mayor. The Council selects a professional city manager to oversee the daily operations of the City. The City of Joplin seeks an innovative, progressive, and creative municipal professional with strong leadership skills and a passion for public service to serve as its new City Manager.
The selected candidate must hold a bachelor’s degree in public administration, finance, or a closely related field and have experience equivalent to six years of full-time work as a city manager, public works director, city finance director, assistant city manager, or comparable managerial/administrative position in a similarly sized city. A master’s degree in public administration, finance, or a closely related area may substitute for one year of the required experience. The chosen candidate must hold a valid driver’s license, successfully complete a thorough background check, and successfully complete a physical exam and drug test. Residency within the City limits is required.