City Administrator

City of Wakefield   Wakefield, NE   Full-time     Management
Posted on October 4, 2021

Seeking applicant with strong skills in financial management, strategic planning, human resource management, public relations, team building, written and verbal communication, policy development, organization and multitasking are essential. 

A bachelor's degree in public administration or related field or a minimum of four years of municipal government experience as a city administrator or similar executive-level position is preferred.

The position of City Administrator is a full-time, exempt position that includes employee benefits.  Salary is negotiable and based on qualifications and experience.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

-To exercise general supervision over all public buildings, streets, utilities, and other property which is under the control or jurisdiction of the city.

-Act as purchasing agent for the purchase of all supplies, materials, and equipment.

-Responsible for and prepare the annual estimated revenues and expenditures, together with a proposed budget for presentation to the Mayor and City Council. Shall be responsible for the control of budgeted expenditures.

-Analyze the functions, duties, and activities of other various departments and services of the City government and to make recommendation to the Mayor and Council.

-Attend all meetings of the Wakefield City Council with the duty of reporting matter concerning City affairs under his/her supervision or direction.

-Recommend to the Mayor and City Council the adoption of such measures and ordinances as are deemed necessary or expedient.

-Serve as the public relations officer of the City and in such capacity to investigate and adjust all complaints filed.

-Planning and Zoning Administrator.  Duties include filling out and approving building permits, approve and file lot splits and enforce zoning regulations.

-Attend meetings and cooperate with community organizations and boards whose aid and purpose is to advance the best interest of the City and its residents. 

-Code Enforcement Officer.  Responsible for identifying nuisances and notifying the property owners of nuisance.  Required to enforce all rules set by Municipal Code and document all violations.

-Assist in the development of plans and designs for various projects such as new water transmission lines, street improvements, housing development, etc.


City of Wakefield

405 Main St.
Wakefield , NE