Think you can manage city of Springfield? Now’s the time to apply

The city of Springfield is looking for a new city manager and resumes and applications are being accepted.

Officials released a recruitment brochure Friday, following the announcement of City Manager Jim Bodenmiller’s plan to retire Jan. 31, 2019.

“Springfield has seen more than $400 million in downtown investment since 2010, along with significant job growth, and we want to continue this momentum. The next city manager will take over a time when a lot of really good things are happening in our community, but there also some challenges to address,” Mayor Warren Copeland said.

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“Some of those challenges include housing solutions, continuing our street paving program, and advancing quality of life issues among our many neighborhoods,” he said.

Candidates must have a bachelor’s in political science, business management or related field.

A master’s in public administration is preferred, along with eight to 10 years significant management experience, at least three of which should be as a city manager, assistant city manager or the equivalent in government management experience.

Candidates must apply by Sept. 28.

The position announcement and recruitment brochure are available at

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