Website City of Toppenish, Washington

City Manager

City of Toppenish, Washington

$122,225 – $147,025

Incorporated in 1907, the City of Toppenish is located in the agricultural center of the Yakima Valley in central Washington. Home to 8,854 residents, Toppenish is culturally diverse with a Hispanic population of 75%. A premier place to live, work and play, Toppenish offers a temperate climate, a low cost of living, and a strong sense of community. Toppenish has preserved its beginnings as a rugged western town through restoration and beautification efforts that make it a popular tourist attraction today. Sitting amid productive agricultural fields, orchards, vineyards, and hop yards, Toppenish enjoys easy access to the Yakima River where residents and visitors enjoy fishing, boating, rafting, and much more. With warm summers, cool winters, and four distinct but mild seasons, Toppenish boasts 300 days of sunshine per year. The Yakima Valley is well known throughout the state as the heart of the Northwest craft beverage scene, and also offers award-winning wines and wine country tours.

The City of Toppenish operates under the Council-Manager form of government. The City’s seven Councilmembers hire the City Manager who serves as the City’s Chief Executive Officer. Under the general direction and authority of the City Council, the City Manager sees that all policies set by the City Council are carried out, hires personnel, enforces city laws, supervises the City’s daily operations, plans, organizes, directs and/or performs the development, management and administration of the citywide budget, policies, procedures, regulations, ordinances, and programs, including long-range and short-term planning. The City Manager will exercise direct supervision over department directors, program managers, and the City Clerk. The City operates with 54 FTEs from five departments, including Executive, Fire, Police, Public Works, and Administrative Services, on a 2022 budget of $31 million.

Any combination equivalent to a bachelor’s degree in public administration or a related field and 8 years of experience working in a government agency, including at least 4 years in a responsible management position in municipal government is required. Any equivalent combination of training and experience that provides evidence that the applicant possesses the required knowledge, skills, and abilities will be considered.

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 Toppenish is an Equal Opportunity Employer. First review of applications: July 10, 2022 (open until filled).

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