Website City of Brookings, Oregon

City Manager

City of Brookings, Oregon

Salary: $150,000 – $160,000

The City of Brookings, Oregon, located along the Wild Rivers Coast, is known for its stunning natural beauty and welcoming community. Brookings is bordered by the Pacific Ocean to the west, the fir-covered Coastal Range Mountains to the east, the meandering Chetco River to the south, and winding scenic vistas to the north. Brookings originally thrived on the lumber and commercial and sports fishing industries. Lily bulb farming was introduced in the 1920’s, and the region still produces 95% of Easter lily bulbs grown in the world.  Today, Brookings serves as the commercial and service hub of the Wild Rivers Coast. With a population of just over 6,800, Brookings has a charming downtown and offers a range of local events, festivals, and markets that foster a sense of community.

The City of Brookings has a Council-Manager form of government. Its members, a mayor and four councilors, are elected at large and serve in a volunteer capacity. The City operates on a 2023/2024 budget of $63.1 million with 49 full-time employees supplemented by seasonal parks and pool staff. The City’s Management Team consists of the Public Safety Director, Police Lieutenant, Public Works Director, Deputy Public Works Director, and Finance Director. Services include police, 911, fire, water, sewer, streets, parks, planning, building safety, golf course, beach access, redevelopment, municipal court, tourism promotion and a general aviation airport.

Under the direction of the City Council, the City Manager serves as the chief administrative officer of the City and has control and general supervision over all City employees and all appointed City officers unless specifically excluded. The City Manager also serves as the Executive Director of the Urban Renewal Agency and may serve as the City Recorder. The City Manager is responsible for providing oversight of the City’s public services; advising and making recommendations to the City Council on current and future fiscal policy, staffing, and program needs; ensuring conformance by City staff to adopted City policy; and providing oversight of the development and implementation of the City’s approved budget and financial plan.

A bachelor’s degree in public administration, public policy, business administration, planning or a related field is desired. A master’s degree in a related field is preferred. Ten years of progressively responsible public or business management experience affording knowledge of local and state laws. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of five years of experience as a City Manager in a similar or larger sized community. An applicant with experience as a department head in a municipal government setting may also be considered.  Oregon local government experience is desired.

For a complete position profile, full job description and to apply online, visit Prothman at and click on “Open Recruitments”. For questions, call 206-368-0050. The City of Brookings is an Equal Opportunity Employer. First review of applications: April 21, 2024 (open until filled).

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