239 W Main St, Richmond, KY 40475 1 859 623 1000 Justice, Education, Industry

CLASS TITLE:  City Manager

DEPARTMENT:   Administration

CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CLASS:  The City of Richmond functions under the City Manager form of Government, with all legislative and executive authority of the City delegated by Ordinance and statute.  The City Manager shall be responsible to the Board of Commissioners.  The City Manager is appointed by the Mayor and Board of Commissioners.


  1. Shall be responsible to the Board of Commissioners for the proper administration of all duties assigned or imposed upon him/her by the Board of Commissioners.
  2. May recommend to the Board of Commissioners with the consent of or at the request of the Department Head the transfer, promotion, demotion, suspension, dismissal, layoff, resignation, reemployment, retirement and disciplinary action of employees.
  3. Shall prepare and submit a budget proposal to the Board and be responsible for its administration once adopted.
  4. Shall maintain liaison with other local governments regarding interlocal contracting and joint activities.
  5. In cases of emergency and when conditions warrant that a decision be made before the next regular meeting of the Board of Commissioners, shall act as liaison between the Department Heads and the Board of Commissioners.
  6. Shall report to the Board of Commissioners any violations of orders, ordinances, decisions and policies adopted by the Board.
  7. Shall promulgate procedures to insure the orderly administration of the functions of the city, subject to approval by the Board.

TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:  Graduation from an accredited college or university, majoring in public/or business administration, accounting; or closely related field supplemented by five years progressively responsible administrative experience.

SPECIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:  Thorough knowledge of the operation and administration of city government.  Thorough knowledge of state and local policies, regulations, and codes governing city government.  Ability to plan, organize, administer and  evaluate local government and local government programs.  Ability to maintain effective work relationships with employees, superiors, elected officials and the general public.  Ability to interpret complex regulations and policies.  Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in  writing.  Supervisory, analytical and administrative abilities.  Tact.  Firmness.  Resourcefulness.  Initiative.  Sound judgement.  Integrity.

Salary Range: To commensurate with experience and education

In cover letter or resume', applicants should identify key career accomplishments

as well as salary expectations

Questions may be directed to Jessica Masters, Human Resources Director  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Applications can be downloaded here.

Submit applications to: Human Resources at 239 W. Main Street, Richmond, KY 40475