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City Administrator - City of DuPont ( Job # 18-0010)

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Minimum Salary: $130,000.00 per year
Maximum Salary: $145,000.00 per year
Employment Type: Full Time
Department: Administration
Open until filled.. Applications first reviewed on: Wednesday, October 10, 2018
(Open to current employees and the general public.)


The City of DuPont is seeking an experienced and forward thinking leader with a strong knowledge base in general municipal operations to become its next City Administrator. This is a rare career opportunity to work in a close-knit community; in a City that many people call an “island of calm” amidst the hustle and bustle of Western Washington. DuPont still has a small town feel, even with strong commercial growth.

Under the direction of the Mayor, the City Administrator oversees the City's department activities and operations, develops and implements policy, procedures, and programs that support the long-term goals of the Mayor, Council, and the Citizens we serve. The ideal candidate embodies the City’s core values, delivers effective and innovative services, and demonstrates integrity and respect in support of the City’s Vision, Mission, Goals and Objectives. This position will require an approachable, team-oriented leader, who can “wear many hats”, demonstrates respect, and fosters collaboration. 

The City offers a comprehensive benefits package with medical, dental, & vision coverage for employees, spouses, and eligible dependents plus life insurance and long-term disability coverage for employees. This position includes attractive paid leave time off and 10 paid holidays per year. Additional employee benefits offered are HRA/VEBA, AFLAC, EAP, PERS, employer contribution and employee participation in deferred compensation (retirement) programs.

About the City

DuPont is quickly becoming the premier destination to live, work, and play in the Pacific Northwest. The City is home to many local businesses and several large corporations including State Farm, Cal Portland, Amazon, Pier 1, Dania, Fed Ex and more. We are also the Home of Golf in the Pacific Northwest, with PNGA and WSGA’s The Home Course, plus the South Puget Sound Regional Girl Scouts. DuPont strives to provide and maintain a historically rich system of parks, trails, and natural areas that will serve residents of all ages, abilities, and interests. The City’s 9,300 residents are active duty and retired military, families new to the community or have lived in the City for many years. The City is located about 15 miles north of Olympia, WA (state capitol), about 20 miles south of Tacoma, WA; the City is adjacent to and minutes from Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM), borders Fort Lewis Golf Course, Fort Lewis Museum, and the Nisqually Wildlife Refuge.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree; MPA, MBA, or related master’s degree.
  • Eight (8) years of experience in a progressively more responsible senior management position, five (5) years of public sector management.
  • Any combination of related education and experience or training that, in the opinion of the City, would provide the level of knowledge and abilities required.
Application Instructions

An online application with a cover letter and résumé is required. Applicants may apply online at Paper applications are available upon request at DuPont City Hall: 1700 Civic Drive, DuPont, WA 98327. Verification of identity to work in the United States as required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act. Applicants must successfully pass a pre-employment background check. Additional questions? Please contact Sabrina in HR at 253-912-5212 or by email to


City Hall
1700 Civic Drive
DuPont, WA 98327