Assistant City Manager Job Opening

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About the Position

The Assistant City Manager has the primary responsibility of assisting the City Manager in overseeing the day-to-day operations of the City by working with the City Commission, Department Heads, & Residents. Other duties include researching issues, providing advice, & managing assigned projects.  This position manages the preparation & administration of the annual budget. The assistant also assumes the City Manager’s duties in their absence. 

Hays has 181 full time employees with an annual budget of $40 million. Hays is financially sound thanks to proper planning. City services include Dispatch, Convention & Visitors Bureau, Fire, Parks, Police, Public Works, Planning, Solid Waste, Airport, Water Supply, Wastewater Treatment, & Administration.


Possession of Bachelor's degree (a Master’s degree desired) in a related field of study is required. Excellent supervisory, organizational, budgetary, administrative, & communication skills as well as a big picture approach is necessary. Candidates must be able to demonstrate strong written & oral communications & have the ability to work with the general public. Being able to build relationships is key.

Compensation and Benefits

Hiring range: $84,396 — $100,000 plus excellent benefits included family health insurance, paid time off, Kansas Public Employee Retirement System (KPERS), & longevity bonus. To find out more about the job & benefits see below.

How to Apply

Resumes can be emailed to or mailed to Human Resources, P.O. Box 490, Hays, KS 67601. Resumes must include a minimum of 3 references & a cover letter. Priority deadline for this position is August 9, 2019. Review of applications will begin after the priority deadline & continue until after the position is filled.

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