City Manager, Tonganoxie, KS

City Manager, Tonganoxie, KS

The Job

Tonganoxie’s City Manager has the opportunity to work with a dynamic governing body, an executive team committed to customer service, and an engaged community ready to achieve its common goals. Tonganoxie residents, businesses, and staff enjoy a small-town, family environment in an exciting metro area.

The position requires a bachelor’s degree and at least five years of increasingly responsible local government experience, including supervision/management. Preferred qualifications include a master’s degree in public administration or a closely related field, experience in a growing community, and hands on management experience with human resources, budgeting, and economic development. A comparable amount of training and experience may be substituted for the minimum qualifications. ICMA-Credentialed Manager is also preferred. Residency is strongly preferred and living within a reasonable proximity to the City will be required.

The expected hiring range is $90,000 – $110,000 depending on qualifications, with an excellent benefits package.


The City

tonganoxie-logoThe City of Tonganoxie operates under a mayor-council form of government. The mayor and five city council members are elected at large. The mayor is the chair of public meetings and represents the governing body publicly. The mayor may only vote to break a tie.

The City is served by 33 full-time and seven part-time employees. During summer operation of the pool and water park, the part-time employee population rises to about 40. Tonganoxie’s total budget is $6,705,309.

The City Manager serves at the pleasure of the city council, has supervisory authority over municipal operations and employees, and prepares the annual budget for approval by the city council. The City Manager is also responsible for administration of personnel policies, providing education, offering procedural guidance, implementing the strategic plan, and setting the example for customer service. The City Manager’s direct reports include Assistant City Manager, Fire Chief, Police Chief, Public Works Director, Water Park Manager, and Building Official.



To Apply

Applications will be accepted electronically by The Novak Consulting Group. Apply online at and submit just one Word document or PDF that includes your cover letter, resume with salary history, and list of 3-5 professional references. Open until filled with first review of applications December 5, 2016.

Questions should be directed to or 513-221-0500.