Tipp City job opportunity – City Manager


TIPP CITY – The City of Tipp City, Ohio, is seeking a City Manager who will lead with passion and serve as the City’s Chief Executive Officer. The new City Manager will be an effective communicator and consistently demonstrate a commitment to working with the City Council with the primary goal of ensuring the long-term success of the City. The City Manager reports to the City Council and is responsible for making significant decisions that impact city functions while ensuring efficient and effective performance of all city operations and services. The City’s department directors report directly to the City Manager. The City Manager informs the Council on issues that the Council will legislate and appropriate.

The City Manager’s responsibilities are complex and encompass all aspects of municipal management, including city-operated utilities. These responsibilities include but are not limited to annual budget development, formulating, reviewing, and implementing policies, procedures, contracts, ordinances, and resolutions in compliance with local, state, and federal legislation.

Community engagement and community development are critical components of the City Manager’s role. The City Manager is expected to be visible in the community and to establish ongoing working relationships with the local school administration and school board, Township, County, State, community, and business leaders, and other civic organizations. The City Manager will also be highly engaged in the City’s community development activities through the development of both long-term and short-term plans and the development of economic initiatives and incentives.


Minimum requirements: include the completion of a bachelor’s degree and at least five (5) years of direct local government experience or five (5) years of experience working with a local government, including some management and supervisory experience.

Preferred qualifications: include a master’s degree and service in a local government as an assistant/deputy, department head, or other key leadership position. Experience with budget, economic development, planning and redevelopment, strategic planning and implementation, community engagement, and utilities and long-term capital planning are also preferred.

Compensation and Benefits
The expected hiring range is $140,000 – $160,000, depending on qualifications, with an excellent benefits package.

Residency is preferred. Relocation assistance may be part of the overall compensation package.

A complete job listing can be found at Raftelis

How to Apply
Applications will be accepted electronically by Raftelis at jobs.crelate.com. Applicants complete a brief online form and are prompted to provide a cover letter and resume. The position will be open until filled with a first review of applications beginning March 22, 2024.