Job Posting: Assistant City Manager – City of Lacey, WA

Salary:  $100,000 – $125,000 DOQ

Closing Date:  Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Application Details:

The City of Lacey is seeking well-qualified applicants for the position of Assistant City Manager.

The Assistant City Manager plays an essential support role in providing key assistance to the City Manager and serves as a member of the City’s Department Director Management Team. The Assistant City Manager directly supervises the Public Affairs Department which is responsible for coordinating and developing the City’s response on emergent public policy, legislative, community and/or intergovernmental issues.  Competitive candidates will have a strong foundation in the function, authorities, and organization of municipal government, developed through direct, well-rounded experience in local government.


  • A Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration, Political Science, Communications, or a closely related field.
  • A Master’s degree in Public Administration, Business Administration or a related field is preferred.
  • A minimum of five years progressively responsible and well rounded experience at a management or administrative level for a public sector agency, with a minimum of three years at the local government level with experience in contract negotiations, public policy, and fiscal analysis work OR any combination of experience and education which provides the applicant with the level of required knowledge and abilities.

Located in the South Puget Sound area, with a population of 42,393, Lacey is a vibrant city providing a full-range of municipal services with the exception of Fire which is provided by Lacey Fire District 3.  The City has 251 FTE’s and a total city budget of $107,432,163. City departments include Police, Parks and Recreation, Public Works, Community Development, Finance, Human Resources, Public Affairs (managed by the Assistant City Manager), and the City Manager’s office.  Additional services, such as animal services and regional wastewater treatment, are provided through contracts with local agencies and/or through the private sector. The City is instrumental in providing policy level direction and/or feedback regarding many of the additional services.  For more information about the City of Lacey and these programs, please explore this site.

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The City of Lacey is an EEO/ADA employer.