Burnsville Lays Out Requirements for New City Manager

Sole employee of city council must adhere to Burnsville government's 'core values,' including commitment to both innovation and collaboration.


In a six-page document on the city's website, Burnsville's City Council has laid out its expectations of a new city manager--its sole employee. 

The city requires that candidates possess a bachelors degree in public administration, business or a related field, and prefers a masters degree in those subjects. Candidates must possess seven to 10 years experience in a high-level management position, preferrably in a municipality.

Candidates also must have a thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of public administration, as well as an understanding of the diverse and distinct responsibilities and functions of local government. Experience in financial management, development/redevelopment, strategic planning, building partnerships, community engagement and municipal collaborations is desired.

On the website, the city identifies the core values of its employees as: respect, innovation, results-oriented, collaboration, accountable and forward thinking.

To apply for the position, candidates should send a cover letter, resume, salary history and four work-related professional references to David Unmacht, Senior Vice President, Springsted Incorporated, at burnsville@springsted.com or 380 Jackson Street, Suite 300, Saint Paul, MN., 55101-2887.

The salary range for the position is $135,000 to $151,000. Resumes will be reviewed beginning Feb. 15.


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