City Administrator

Post Date: January 6, 2017

Start Date: Timely – Position Vacant end of January

Application Deadline: Until filled

ICMA Members Only: No

ICMA Credential: Not Required

Normal Population: 7,120 (estimate)

Location: Seward, Nebraska, USA

Job Description: City Administrator (additional details)

City Overview:
Seward’s City government consists of a Mayor and 8 Councilmembers, 2 from each of 4 wards. Seward’s total budget is $26 million, which includes $16 million in utilities, $551,000 in debt service, and $4.3 million in capital projects. Seward employs approximately 54 full-time, 15 part-time, and 50 seasonal employees.

Seward is located 25 miles west of Lincoln and 5 miles north of Interstate 80. Highways 34 and 15 intersect in the heart of Seward at the Courthouse Square. Seward has the distinction of being Nebraska’s official Fourth of July City and Tree City, USA. Seward is home to Concordia University, Nebraska National Guard Museum, Memorial Healthcare Systems, and manufacturing industries such as Hughes Brothers and Tenneco.

Requires a Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in Public Administration or Political Science plus 5 years of experience in city government management, public administration, or related field, supplemented by graduate study in Public Administration or special professional training courses. Master’s Degree in a related or field applicable to position desired. A strong background in municipal finance, budgeting, personnel administration, and intergovernmental skills is desirable. Knowledge and experience in economic development is preferred. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Excellent benefit package is included.


Deliver letter of intent and resume to:
Mayor Joshua Eickmeier
P.O. Box 38
537 Main Street
Seward, NE 68434 or

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