Search for new city manager underway

The city of Keizer has at least a few candidates for the position of interim city manager.

City Manager Pro Tem Tim Wood made the announcement at a city council meeting Monday, May 17.

Wood did not disclose how many applied for the position, but seemed encouraged by the response to a posting for the job.

Keizer is partnering with the Mid-Willamette Council of Governments and officials there will be reviewing the applications and verifying that the candidates meet the minimum requirements for the role. Members of the city council will then review the applications and interview candidates.

While councilors will make the final decision, the process allows for current city employees to meet with the candidates as well.

The interim city manager will serve for six to 12 months while the city launches a nationwide search for a new, long-term city manager. 

Keizer’s former city manager resigned from the role in early April.

The city is offering between $10,600 and $13,800 per month in compensation. Actual salary will likely depend on experience. Minimum qualifications listed in the job description include at least 10 years of experience as a city manager in Oregon.