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The City of Herculaneum, Missouri is looking for a new City Administrator.  Herculaneum is a city of 4,684 residents located in Jefferson County on the Mississippi River.

A qualified person shall be appointed by the mayor and shall be approved by a majority of the council, after a review of the employee Review Board.  The person appointed as City Administrator shall serve for an indefinite term.

       Qualifications: The person appointed as City Administrator shall be at least 30 years of age and shall be a resident of the city at the time of the effective date of such appointment or shall reside within the city and within the county within one calendar year of the date of such appointment or upon special permission of the mayor and council, may live within a reasonable distance outside the city limits.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: The following duties are normal for this position.  These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive.  Other duties may be required and assigned.

  • Oversees daily activities of city government; works with department heads to meet goals and objectives.

  • Serves as chief liaison to the mayor and council; prepares agenda and materials for City Council meetings, researches agenda items, provides follow up with City Council; serves as interface between department heads, employees and elected officials; maintains positive relationships with City Council and prepares annual reports.

  • Oversees economic development activities of the City and promotes the City to future developers; partners with Jefferson County Economic Development Commission; works with engineers, consultants, realtors, owners and other partners looking to develop and expand economic activity in the City; and works with neighbors to mitigate impacts.

  • Carries out all long range and/or strategic activities for the City, working with City Council and Mayor on strategic planning and implementation.

  • Assumes total budget responsibility for all City departments; tracks and develops the budget; works with City Council, Mayor and citizens to seek input; monitors and oversees monthly reports and ensures compliance.

  • Handles all public relations for the City, acting as spokesperson; prepares press releases and coordinates City newsletters; monitors social media and website; collaborates with regional and state partners;

  • Oversees the bidding process and contracts for all City projects, reviews and prepares bid specifications, works with vendors, ensures legal compliance; presents bid information to City Council and works to implement approved bids.

  • Oversees all personnel functions for the City and oversees hiring, firing, and discipline including drug testing; reviews all personnel policies; ensures local, state, and federal compliance with the law.

  • Establishes short and long term goals for fire service and department operations, leads the department in process improvement and organizational improvement by producing, gathering, and analyzing data.

  • Additional Tasks and Responsibilities: While the following tasks are necessary for the work of the unit, they are not an essential part of the purpose of this position and may also be performed by other unit members.

    • Performs all duties as required by state statutes and local ordinances.

    • Accounts for and assures proper use of city property.

    • Serves as City coordinator for all intergovernmental relationships.

    • Performs other duties as directed.

                Minimum Training and Experience Required to Perform Essential Job Functions:

  • Five years related experience and or training and a master’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.

    Six to ten years of related experience and or training or a master’s degree from a college or university and one to five years of experience; or Bachelor’s degree from a four year college or university and two to five years related experience and /or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.  Master’s in Public Administration preferred.

                Other Requirements – Certificates/Licensures:
    Valid Driver’s License

    Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

    • Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

    • Ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems.

    • Ability to deal with a variety of abstract and concrete variables.

    • Ability to deal with non-verbal symbolism (formulas, scientific equations, graphs, etc.,) in its most difficult phases.

    • Ability to develop, implement, and follow departmental and City policies and procedures.

    • Ability to establish effective work relationships with the Mayor, City Council, Department Heads and general citizenry.

    • Ability to pass criminal history and background check.

    • Ability to pass drug screening and physical.

    • Ability to provide effective leadership for and maintain harmonious relationships throughout City Government.

    • Ability to reliably and predictably carry out duties.

    • Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints.

    • Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference.

    • Ability to write and make effective and persuasive speeches and presentations on controversial or complex topics to top management, public groups, board of directors, and media.

    • Extensive knowledge of principles and practices of local government management and administration.

    • Knowledge of accounting principles and practices, generally accepted accounting principles and practices, fund accounting, specific legislative limits such as the Hancock amendment.

      Starting salary range will be between $82,000 and $100,000.

    The City Administrator shall receive compensation and benefits as set by ordinance, and the City Administrator shall devote full time to the performance of his duties as set forth herein.

    Interested applicants should send resume and references to City Clerk, Laurie Ferretti,  The city is accepting applications until Dec. 15th , 2023 at 10 AM.