The City of Bluefield, West Virginia (Mercer County), population 10,447, with an annual budget of $7.5 million, and 130 employees is seeking an energetic, innovative professional for the position of City Manager. This is a city manager form of government with council consisting of 5 members that are elected to four year terms. A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution is required with an MBA or MPA preferred. The successful candidate must possess a minimum of 5 years experience in public administration at the executive level or similar corporate managerial experience; a strong budgetary background; negotiating skills; a proven ability to manage and supervise people, organize community needs and work with outside state, federal and local agencies, develop economic and strategic plans for the City and other matters including land use planning, zoning regulations and public works. The successful candidate will establish permanent residency within corporate limits within six (6) months of date of hire.

Send cover letter with salary requirements and resume to City Clerk, P. O. Box 4100, Bluefield, WV 24701, or email

Closing date for receipt of letters of interest and supporting documentation is March 31, 2014.
The City of Bluefield is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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