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City Manager, Freeport, IL (pop.  25,000 ). Historic community in northwestern Illinois, Freeport is 25 miles west of Rockford, 20 miles south of the Wisconsin border and easily accessible to major metropolitan areas in every direction. Site of an 1858 Lincoln-Douglas debate, known for more than 150 years as “Pretzel City” and home to several Fortune 500 companies, Freeport combines history and progress in an area offering both urban and rural living.

The City is seeking its first-ever City Manager, a charter change passed by referendum in November 2016, and heartily supported by the city's elected officials. The City is seeking an innovative and collaborative professional with strong communication skills to successfully lead the organization and community through this significant change of governance and firmly establish the position as an integral part of Freeport's contemporary delivery of public services.

A record of visibility in the community, proven financial/analytical and human resources skills is required. Experience in economic development is desired. Freeport is a full-service City including Police, Fire/EMS, Public Works, Water and Sewer, City Engineer, Community Development, Library and administrative support services. Parks are offered through a separate district. The City has approximately 190 full-time and 30 part-time employees, a combined $47 million budget and is rated A by Standard & Poor's.

Candidates must have a bachelor's degree in public administration or related field; at least five years of responsible municipal management experience preferred. Assistant administrator experience, or related municipal management or leadership experience in a larger community, will also be considered. A Master's degree in public administration, business administration or other advanced executive level training such as ICMA Credentialed Manager is highly desired.

Candidates must possess proven managerial and interpersonal skills to lead a team-oriented organization in an engaged community. The City Manager is appointed by the City Council. Residency is required. Starting salary range: $110,000 – $135,000 +/- DOQ. Excellent benefit package. Candidates should apply by March 6, 2017 with resume, cover letter and contact information for five work-related references to to the attention of Lee Szymborski, Senior Vice President, GovHR USA, 630 Dundee Road, #130, Northbrook, IL 60062. Tel: 847-380-3240.




The City of Freeport Engineering Dept. has two (2) summer intern positions available for graduating high school seniors or current college students. These are full-time positions, working 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. or 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Hire dates will fall between May 22 and June 5, with an end date of August 18, 2017, unless otherwise arranged before hire. Both interns must be actively pursuing a Civil Engineering degree at an accredited college, or attending a two-year college with intent to transfer.

Interns will be expected to work both in the office and in the construction field. Daily field work will consist of construction inspection on the City's 2017 Street Program and various Water Improvement Projects. The interns will report directly to the City Engineer and the GIS Specialist, and work with other City/Commission staff to complete inspections, GIS utility mapping, budgeting and future capital improvement program planning. Additional duties may involve work with the landfill, utility permitting, trail systems, project plan reviews, ordinance updating, and other miscellaneous related duties.

Applicants must be 18 years of age before their hire date and hold a valid driver's license. Compensation will be $10.50 per hour (HS graduate) and $12.00 - $14.00 per hour (College student) depending on completed course work and job experience. Preference will be given to Freeport residents. Resumes should be emailed to no later than April 7, 2017.



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Freeport City Hall
314 W. Stephenson St.
Freeport, IL 61032
Phone: 815-235-8200 or 815-235-8203