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City Manager - City of Shoreline, WA

Title City Manager
Type City/County Manager and Administrators
Date Posted 2022-06-23
City / Organization City of Shoreline, WA
Website Click here for more information or to apply
Email Contact apply@raftelis.com

The Position

The City of Shoreline is seeking their next City Manager. The City Manager serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the City, working under the policy direction and goals of the City Council. The City Manager develops and implements the annual recommended budget, Capital Improvement Program, and other major City programs for the Council. The City Manager stays informed on future operational needs, policy matters, and regulatory requirements and recommends courses of action.

The City Manager directs the day-to-day operations of the City, provides leadership and supervision to departments, and oversees and evaluates the effectiveness of City operations. The City Manager assists and oversees coordinating major department initiatives to achieve City Council goals and objectives. The City Manager oversees the research and analysis of issues and the development of internal and external policies by teams of managers and cross-department teams.

The City Manager promotes and implements the policies set by the City Council. The City Manager coordinates and reviews staff reports for the inclusion in the City Council agenda. The City Manager ensures the timely resolution of operational issues, and acts to anticipate and prevent potential crises and formulate strategies to reduce their impact.

The City Manager represents the City’s interests and positions before legislative and rule-making authorities at all levels of government. The City Manager is a visible representative at press conferences and acts as the City’s official representative through personal contacts in the community and appearances before citizen groups and service clubs.


Minimum requirements include an equivalent to a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in public administration, business administration, or a related field. Five years of increasingly responsible experience in local government is required, including three years of supervision.     

Preferred qualifications include a master’s degree in public administration, an International City/County Management Association-Credentialed Manager (ICMA-CM), and demonstrated expertise in budget/finance, capital project management, communication (internal and external), and the ability to attract and retain a high-performing leadership team and staff in a dynamic, multicultural environment. Experience with transit-oriented development, housing affordability solutions, environmental stewardship, and management of contracts and intergovernmental partnerships. Demonstrated commitment to and experience with advancing equity and social justice initiatives.

Active engagement in the Shoreline community is required. Residency after appointment is desired, but not required.

Compensation and Benefits

The expected hiring range is $220,000 - $250,000, depending on qualifications, with an excellent benefits package. The City participates in the Washington State Public Employees’ Retirement System (PERS) and provides a 401(a) Social Security replacement plan.

More information can be found here: https://www.shorelinewa.gov/government/departments/human-resources/benefits.

How to Apply

Applications will be accepted electronically by Raftelis at raftelis.hire.trakstar.com. Applicants complete a brief online form and are prompted to provide a cover letter and resume. First review of applications will begin August 1, 2022.

Job Post Expiration Date   2022-08-22

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