City Manager

City of Coquille, Oregon
February 13, 2021
Coquille, OR
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City of Coquille, Oregon
Salary$100,000 - $130,000  
Located in Coos County in southern Oregon, the City of Coquille is located 90 miles north of the California border and just 15 miles inland from the Pacific Coast. Incorporated in 1885, Coquille is home to 3,900 residents and has remained the county seat of Coos County since 1896. The city's prime location along the Coquille River Valley offers many outdoor recreation opportunities on the waterfront, including abundant fishing in the Coquille River, as well as miles of hiking and biking trails. The surrounding area also offers an abundance of nearby beaches, ocean fishing, hunting, golf, surfing, birding, and more.
Operating under a Council/Manager form of government, the City of Coquille has six council members who are elected at-large for four-year staggered terms, and a mayor who presides at the City Council meetings and is elected at-large for a two-year term. The Mayor and City Council appoint the City Manager, City Attorney and City Judge. The City Manager appoints and removes the Finance Director, Public Works Director, Police Chief, Fire Chief, and the Library Director. The Mayor, with the consent of the City Council, appoints the members of 8 advisory boards and commissions that assist the City Council. The City of Coquille provides a full range of municipal services, including police and fire protection, parks and recreation facilities/activities, streets, planning, a library, and general administration services, on a budget of approximately $16.5 million and with 28 FTE's. The city also operates the water and wastewater utility systems.
Under the general direction of the City Council, the City Manager is the Chief Executive Officer of the city and assists the mayor and council in the development of city policies and carries out policies established by ordinances and resolutions.
A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in public or business administration or a related field is highly preferred. Candidates must have a track record of progressively responsible municipal management experience, or any satisfactory combination of experience and training which demonstrates the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of the position. An advanced degree in a related field, and five (5) years of experience as a City Manager or Administrator is preferred.
For a complete position profile and to apply online, visit Prothman at, click on "Open Recruitments" and then click the position title. To apply, click on "Apply Online" and follow the directions provided. For questions, call 206-368-0050. The City of Coquille is an Equal Opportunity Employer. First review of applications: March 21, 2021 (open until filled).

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