It is the policy of the City of Owensville that all employees are employed at the will of the City.

It is the policy of the City to maintain a work place that is free from effects of drug and alcohol abuse.  Each applicant will be required to perform a pre-employment drug screening, physical and e-verify prior to employment.

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The City of Owensville, Missouri is currently accepting applications for the position of City Administrator. The City Administrator coordinates and supervises the operations of all City departments with the exception of the Park and Police departments.

The City Administrator serves as the purchasing agent and the personnel officer for the City and oversees and coordinates the preparation and implementation of the City's annual budget. The City Administrator prepares capital improvement plans, prepares and distributes press releases and other communications, and advises the Mayor and Board of Aldermen on new and developing issues, opportunities, problems, and other noteworthy or interesting items.

The City is governed by a Mayor and four (4) aldermen and has a total annual budget of about $3.8 million. The City employs twenty (20) year-round full-time employees, several year-round part-time employees, and about thirty (30) seasonal employees. The City is currently working on several major projects including disbanding the Owensville Municipal Court, building a new Police Station, and finalizing and adopting an employee total compensation plan.

Owensville is located about eighty (80) miles southwest of St. Louis in Gasconade County and is home to nearly 2,700 residents. Owensville has a strong industrial base, great schools, numerous social organizations, and is home to the Gasconade County Fair.

Required qualifications include a Bachelor's degree in public administration, political science, finance, or a closely related field. Additional desired qualifications include a Master's degree in public administration or a closely related field and two (2) to three (3) years of related experience.

Salary range is $55,000 - $70,000 per annum depending on qualifications and experience. The City of Owensville offers a very generous benefits package which includes dental insurance, health insurance, personal, sick, and vacation time, and membership in the Missouri Local Government Employees Retirement System (LAGERS). Starting pay is commensurate with qualifications and experience. The successful candidate must pass a pre-employment drug test.

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to Mayor John Kamler, c/o Bobbi Limberg, City Clerk, at 107 W Sears Ave, Owensville MO 65066 or bobbil@cityofowensville.com. This position is open until filled. EOE.

City of Owensville
Human Resources
107 West Sears Avenue
Owensville, Missouri 65066

The City of Owensville is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status in the provision of services, in programs or activities, or employment opportunities and benefits.