City Administrator

  • Camas, WA, USA
Full Time Executive Government Management

Job Description

City Administrator - City of Camas, WA

The Opportunity

Under the authority and direction of the Mayor, the City Administrator assumes full management responsibility for all City operations including the development and implementation of the City’s goal, objectives, policies, and priorities. The City Administrator plans, directs, and coordinates, through department heads and other staff, the work plan for the City. Additionally, the City Administrator monitors and evaluates the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery methods and procedures, identifies opportunities for improvement, and implements as appropriate.

Our new City Administrator is a strategic thinker who easily sees the big picture and long-term vision for the Camas. The successful candidate understands and appreciates public service and truly values a sense of community. With strong emotional intelligence, the City Administrator represents Camas with integrity and effectively advocates for the City at all times.

The City Administrator brings forward strong executive leadership skills and proven expertise in change management. The ideal candidate brings a fresh, yet experienced voice and perspective to City initiatives with a proven ability to move projects forward. With a financial mindset, the successful candidate has an appreciation for continuous improvement and uses data and analytics to drive decisions. A highly effective leader, the City Administrator creates a solid organizational foundation by developing strategy, setting goals, providing clear expectations, and holding others accountable.

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About the City of Camas

The City of Camas is home to approximately 23,000 residents and perfectly situated at the gateway to the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area in Clark County, Washington. Our ideals of culture, values, and vision have been instrumental in promoting diverse economic growth, development of livable, family-oriented neighborhoods, and the protection of our open-space, parks, and recreational amenities. We take pride in balancing the nexus between jobs, housing, and recreation.

The City of Camas is a full service city providing excellent services through nine departments including Administration, Administrative Services which consists of the City Clerk’s Office, Human Resources and Information Technology; Community Development; Finance; Fire and Emergency Medical Services; Library; Parks and Recreation; Police; and Public Works. We employ approximately 200 full-time and 12 part-time employees that are represented by five collective bargaining units with an adopted budget of $122.2 million, a general fund of $25.9 million, and a capital budget of $52 million.


The City Administrator has at least seven years of progressively responsible experience in municipal government, including five years of administrative or leadership responsibility. A well-rounded background with prior experience in a similar size organization that includes public safety is ideal. An exceptional ability to develop effective relationships with a history of working closely with a Mayor and City Council is essential. A sound financial background with a strong understanding of budgets and financial management is required.

Equivalent to a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in public administration, business administration, or related field. An advanced degree in public administration or related field is desired but not essential.

To Be Considered

Cover letters expressing your interest in the City of Camas and how you would succeed in the role should be addressed to Heather Gantz. Please submit your resume and cover letter via Waldron’s Candidate Portal. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible, and no later than April 12, 2020.


City Planning

Education Requirements

Bachelor's Degree


$140,580 to $168,396