City Manager – Klamath Falls, OR

Klamath Falls, Oregon, is a united community with healthy, welcoming neighborhoods where citizens aspire to live, thrive, and enjoy the quality of life afforded by their surroundings, opportunities, and values.  A flourishing city of more than 22,000 residents, the City drives community engagement, local beautification, and economic opportunities. Known as the “City of Sunshine,” it boasts an average of 300 sunny days a year – Klamath Falls enjoys a coveted location, unmatched outdoor lifestyle, and a skilled workforce that inspires business leaders like John Ferguson, CEO of Ferguson Hotel Properties, to declare, “Klamath Falls is an undiscovered Oregon treasure that’s on the verge of becoming the West Coast’s next best place to be.”

Klamath Falls operates under a Council-Manager form of government. The City Council is comprised of a Mayor and five City Council Members.  Appointed by and reporting to the City Councilors, the City Manager serves as chief administrative and executive officer for the City and is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the organization.

The City seeks an experienced local government professional who can immediately begin working to maintain the financial strength of the City and thoughtfully prepare for the future.  The position requires a master’s degree from an accredited college or university in Public Administration, Business Administration, or a closely related field and 7-10 years of progressively responsible management experience, preferably in the public sector. Any equivalent combination of education, experience, and training that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities may be considered.

This position requires a valid Oregon driver’s license or the ability to obtain one within three months of the hire date.

In accordance with Oregon law, qualified veterans may be eligible for Veterans’ Preference in public employment.  Proof of eligibility must be submitted with your application via a copy of the Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (DD Form 214 or 215) or a letter from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs indicating receipt of a non-service-connected pension.

Closing date: 11/10/2021

For more information contact:
JJ Peters, President, Executive Recruitment, SGR