The City of Dardenne Prairie, Missouri (pop. 14,000), situated in western St. Charles County, is accepting applications for a City Administrator. Dardenne Prairie is located 30 minutes west of the St. Louis International Airport, situated south of Interstate 70 and just north of Interstate 64.
The City Administrator reports to the Mayor and serves as the city’s chief administrative officer. The position is responsible for the coordination of all departments of city government, managing the $4.6M budget, risk management, and coordinating economic development. The successful candidate will be selected by Resolution of the Board of Aldermen, subject to the approval of the Mayor. The City Administrator is not required to reside in Dardenne Prairie.
Dardenne Prairie currently has 8 full time employees, 2 part-time employees, and contracts for the services of City Attorney, City Engineer, Police Department, Public Works, Municipal Court Judge, and Prosecutor.
Candidates for this position should have knowledge of modern policies and practices of public administration. Additionally, a working knowledge of human resources, public works, public safety, and community development (to include planning/zoning) is necessary.
Qualified applicants will have a degree from an accredited four-year college or university in public administration, business administration, political science, engineering, or other appropriate degree. (note: holding a post graduate degree is a plus.) Life experience will also be taken into account.
Three or more years’ experience in government, preferably municipal government, is desired.
Salary is dependent on qualifications and experience. The City has a generous benefit package.
Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and 5 professional references with contact information to:
Mayor David C. Zucker City of Dardenne Prairie 2032 Hanley Road Dardenne Prairie, Missouri 63368
The position will remain open until filled; however, a review of applications will take place after October 4, 2019
The City of Dardenne Prairie is an Equal Opportunity Employer.