City of Omro – City Administrator/Treasurer

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    Chris Swartz

    Omro, WI (Population 3,592)

    Omro is seeking a proven and experienced Administrator/Treasurer to lead its management team. Built along the banks of the beautiful Fox River in Winnebago County, Omro is located 8 miles west of the City of Oshkosh and close to the dynamic Fox Valley Region. The city offers a perfect combination of business and residential amenities, with convenient transportation corridors for residents to commute easily to Oshkosh, Appleton, and Fond du Lac for work, shopping, and entertainment. With a population of 3,592, Omro retains a small-town feel, but presents a big-city attitude.

    Omro offers growing businesses, job opportunities, a quaint downtown, and an expanding highway business district. Quiet neighborhoods feature a range of housing options and a spectacular rural landscape. The Fox River is enjoyed by fishing enthusiasts, wildlife watchers, kayakers, and other recreational boaters.

    Salary is $85,000-$105,000 DOQ plus excellent benefits. The Administrator/Treasurer is appointed by the 6-member City Council to serve as the chief officer. The Administrator/Treasurer provides leadership, vision, and direction to the city services areas, implements City Council policy, and works with the City Council and administrative team to craft strategic and financial planning objectives. The City of Omro’s total annual 2021 budget is $5.2 million including Sewer and Water Utilities. The city has one active tax incremental district. City employment consists of 23 full-time and 45 part-time/seasonal employees. The city provides robust municipal services which include public safety (police), municipal court, street maintenance, sanitation, parks, and recreation including an aquatic center, library, financial management, and general administrative services. The city also operates its own water and wastewater treatment utility. The Omro-Rushford Joint Fire Department is a volunteer organization. Future emphasis on the need for a facility study of all city buildings especially City Hall and Library, implement project plan for newly created tax incremental district, and oversee a review of the water utility for a possible rate increase.

    Candidates are required to have earned a Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration or related field; Master’s degree preferred with at least three years municipal management experience. ICMA-CM credential is a plus. Consideration of candidates with private sector or military experience will be made if they can demonstrate accomplishments that directly relate to skills required. Residency is encouraged.

    The successful candidate must demonstrate a verifiable record of past accomplishments in the following areas: budgeting and finance, government accounting oversight, debt management and financing, human resource management, project management including contracts, community planning including land use and zoning, and capital improvement planning. The preferred applicant will have a high level of both personal and professional integrity, a strong work ethic, dedication to public service, open and positive communication, team building, acute listening skills, and leadership in addressing community issues. Visit the community website at

    Send cover letter, resume, salary history and references to Public Administration Associates, LLC, Attn: Darrell Hofland, Associate; 1155 W. South Street, Whitewater, WI 53190; e-mail [email protected]; phone 920-627-4538, by October 8, 2021. Confidentiality must be requested by the applicant and cannot be guaranteed for finalists.

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