This is an exceptional opportunity to manage one of the most fiscally sound, responsive, and historical cities in the Upper Midwest.  The county seat of Yankton County, with a population over 14,000, seeks a City Manager to sustain a tradition of professionalism and excellence.  Yankton values education, a historic tradition and a civic-minded, caring public. Recognized for its high quality of family and outdoor life, Yankton enjoys fine public facilities, very diverse sports and many recreational opportunities.  The City Manager is appointed by  a nine-member City Commission, including Mayor, under strong Commission/Manager government.  Compensation is competitive, DOQ, with excellent benefits.  Yankton’s total budget is $40 million with 138 FT employees. Degree in public or business administration or related field plus 5 years as leader and executive or equivalent combination of education and experience, graduate degree preferred.  The ideal candidate will have an agile financial mind with a record of excellent skills in management, budgeting and balanced economic development as well as cost-effective service delivery.  A style of professionalism and team-building with seasoned staff is sought.  Excellent communications with Commission, staff and public, both written and oral are necessary.  Applicant must possess the ability to facilitate Commission vision and priorities. Experience with promoting retail, industrial and commercial development, redevelopment and strong collaboration.  See Resume, cover letter and salary history to Phillip Robertson, The Mercer Group, Inc., 3443 Highway 39 North, Louisburg, N.C. 27549 by September 28, 2012.  Electronic submission of application materials strongly preferred. A detailed Position Profile is available at  EOE


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