The city of Crosslake, MN is looking to hire a new city administrator to join their team. If you have ever dreamed of living in a city where there are 400 lakes withing 50 miles, multiple golf courses to live on and a great community to partner with then this is the position for you.


General Statement of Duties: Performs responsible administrative and supervisory work coordinating and directing City government operations; and performs related duties as required.

Supervision Received: Works under the administrative oversight of the City Council.

Supervision Exercised: Exercises general and administrative supervision over all City Employees whether directly or through supervisory staff.


The listed examples may not include all duties performed by this position.

* Coordinates, administers, and responds to a wide variety of requests and problems of municipal concern; researches and assists in developing and recommending solutions; interprets ordinances and directives to other departments, other agencies, and the general public.

* Develops and implements administrative policies and guidelines in cooperation with the City Council and various City boards and commissions; advises department heads and other employees as to administrative procedures and policies; evaluates performance and results in accordance with City objectives and makes appropriate recommendations.

* Supervises and /or assumes responsibility for various municipal services including City Hall Administrative Office, Police, Fire, Wastewater Treatment and Collection, Planning and Zoning, Economic Development, Park and Recreation, Public Works and Crosslake Communications.

* Represents the City in regard to local, regional, state, and federal activities of concern to the community.

* Serves as budget officer of the city; develops and submits annual budget, prepares supporting information and presents at Council meetings; coordinates annual and long-range work programs.

* Administers appropriations; approves and investigates major purchases and contracts.

* Assures that the City Council is advised as to the financial status and needs of City Government, coordinates public improvement and bond issue activities.

* Provides advice and assistance to the Crosslake Economic Development Authority and other community and civil organizations or groups.

* Works closely with the City Clerk and City Treasurer on a wide variety of financial matters including but not limited to investing City funds, reviewing monthly financial reports, and assisting with the annual audit.

* Supervises the preparation of the agenda for Council meetings; supervises and participates in the development of supporting information; attends City Council and other meetings as required.

* Works closely with EDA to originate, develop and propose development and redevelopment packages, assistance proposals and /or grant applications.

* Represents the City with business and industrial clients.

* Serves as the City’s public information representative; confers with media; speaks to schools, civic groups, and other organizations.

* Provides overall direction and control of city resources involved in the response to a disaster.

* Works closely with the City Attorney and City Engineer on a wide variety of legal matters and projects involving the City.

Performs other work as directed by the City Council.


* Considerable knowledge of the principles, practices, and techniques of public administration.

* Considerable knowledge of the principles and standard practices in the field of personnel administration, labor relations, budgeting, and purchasing.

* Considerable knowledge of the organization and functions of City government including ordinances, regulations, and policies controlling its operation.

* Considerable knowledge of business, traditional and innovative development tools, public and private funding sources and financial assistance package requirements and analysis.

* Thorough ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing.

* Thorough ability to analyze and research difficult and complex problems and make effective solution-oriented recommendations and policy.

* Considerable ability to operate a telephone, computer, calculator and radio and to hear staff, elected officials and the public.

* Considerable ability to supervise subordinate personnel in a manner conductive to full performance and high morale.

* Considerable ability to oversee a wide variety of financial matters and reports involving the City.

* Considerable ability to read, assemble, organize, and present in oral or written form statistical, financial, and factual information derived from a variety of original and secondary sources.

* Considerable ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, officials, and the general public including making formal presentations.

* Considerable ability to work long hours and perform under highly stressful conditions in a quick and efficient manner.

Working ability to sit and stand for long periods of time.

Working ability to exercise resourcefulness in solving new problems in accordance with established ordinances, regulations, and policies.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in public administration, Business, Finance, or a related field, and five years of public sector administrative experience. A master’s degree in one of the above fields may substitute for two years of the required experience. Requires a valid Class C driver’s license.

DESIRED QUALIFICATION: Prefer post graduate work and/or additional management seminars / courses.

Note: * Asterisked items are essential to the job.

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