Current Recruitments

Sisters City Manager

$95,000 - $115,000 (DOQ) with excellent benefits

The City of Sisters is currently recruiting its next City Manager.  Located at the foot of the Cascade Mountains in majestic Central Oregon, Sisters (population 2,390) is a destination community that offers unparalleled natural beauty, endless recreational opportunities, and authentic western charm.  Known as a gateway to the Central Oregon region, it is renowned for its local attractions including the Hoodoo Ski Area and prominent community events such as the Sisters Rodeo, the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show, and the Sisters Folk Festival.

The City seeks a City Manager who is an established leader; understands all aspects of municipal government including budgeting and finance, planning and land use, City utilities, public safety, emergency management, public works, and personnel; and has an appreciation of the challenges facing small destination cities.  As the administrative head of the City serving at the pleasure of the Council, the City Manager supervises 17.5 full-time equivalent employees and oversees an annual budget of approximately $11.5 million.  Compensation is $95,000 to $115,000 (DOQ), with excellent benefits. 

At least eight (8) years of experience in progressively responsible management positions required; five (5) years of public sector management experience is desirable.  A well-rounded background that includes a combination of public and private sector experience is preferable.  Highly developed communication skills and experience working closely with elected officials is crucial, as is a background in facilitation and conflict management.  An exceptional ability to collaborate and develop effective community partnerships is required.  Bachelor’s degree in public administration or a related field is required; master’s degree preferred.


To Apply:

To be considered, candidates must email to the following:

  1. Signed application form
  2. Signed Veterans Preference form and supporting documentation (if applicable)
  3. Resume
  4. Cover letter

First review of applications will be on March 24, 2017.

Application documents, position profile, and job description can be found below:



March 24, 2017
Week of April 3
Week of April 24
Week of May 22
July 1, 2017

First Review of Applications
Preliminary Phone Interviews
Semi-Finalist Interviews
Finalist Interviews and Selection
Position Start Date


Questions may be directed to:

Jeff Aprati
(503) 477-8847

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