Position Requirements

Qualified candidates should possess a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Administration or minimum five years’ experience in a closely related field with three years as department head level or higher.  The City Council is interested in creating a strong pool of candidates and retains the right to substitute experience that provides equivalent knowledge, skills, and abilities.


Candidates shall also possess a strong working knowledge of the role of an administrator in a council/administrator form of government.  Familiarity with the distinct operations and functions of city services including general government, budgeting and finance, community and economic development, public works and parks, planning and zoning, and public safety is important.  Knowledge of organizational development, labor relations, strategic planning, capital financing, project management and public infrastructure is also essential.  The City Administrator is expected to take initiative, introduce new ideas, lead by example and reach out to the community of Wabasha.  The City Administrator is hired by the City Council and serves at its pleasure.


Compensation and Benefits

The 2020 starting salary is $88,028.  Starting salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.  The City provides competitive benefits.


Application and Selection Process

Applications may be obtained from the City’s website at http://www.wabasha.org/employment/.  Please attach a resume.  Position Open Until Filled:  Posting Date:  September 14, 2020

Mailing Address:  City of Wabasha, PO Box 268, Wabasha, MN 55981


City Administrator Job Description 9-1-2020