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Lauber Municipal Law, LLC is seeking qualified candidates for the position of City Administrator for the City of Butler, MO (4,201 population). Butler is a full-service community and the county seat of Bates County, located in west central Missouri. Butler is a family-oriented third-class community, located along the I-49 corridor, 50 miles south of metro Kansas City. The City is led by a Mayor and eight City Council members who are elected by the public. The City: The new City Administrator will find Butler a friendly, diverse City with a stable government, unparalleled amenities and municipal services, and the usual challenges and opportunities that are characteristic of a thriving and growing community. The City’s 2023-24 annual budget is $16 million with 65 full time employees and 110 full time and seasonal employees during the summer. Municipal services provided by the City include electric, water, sewer, streets, park, fire, cemetery, police, and airport. The Position: With the oversite of the Mayor, the City Administrator will act as chief operating officer of the City. The City Administrator will champion the implementation of policies that will guide this diverse and dynamic community on the path to continuous, sustainable growth, while honoring our heritage, history, and small-town culture. This position will act as the chief administrative assistant to the Mayor and will work with the Mayor and City Council annually to define the goals and performance objectives for the City. Required Qualifications: Knowledge Of: • City Administration • Economic development and capital investments • Finance: budgets, investments, purchasing, and record keeping • Human resource management: Employee relations, hiring, terminations, training, benefit administration and salary administration • Land use: zoning, planning and economic development • Supervisory responsibilities Ability to: • Provide leadership • Build teams across departments • Communicate effectively and regularly • Manage public meetings and commitees • Provide exceptional customer service, internally and externally Required Experience and Education: • Minimum of five years of experience in local government • Bachelor's degree in public administration or related field (Additional years of experience may be substituted for degree requirements.) • Proven experience with Finance and budgeting • Preference is given to ICMA credentialed professionals. • Preference is given for experience in zoning, planning and economic development Salary: Negotiable, based on experience and qualifications. Benefits: • Health, Dental and Vision insurance • MO Lagers Retirement plan • Life insurance • Paid time off • Vehicle allowance To apply please send a cover leter and resume, along with a salary history to: Lauber Municipal Law, LLC, Atn: Kathy Arroyo, HR Manager using email address karroyo@laubermunicipal.com The City of Butler, Missouri, provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.


The City of Butler is accepting applications for a full-time position of Utility Clerk.  We offer employers fully paid medical, dental, vision, life insurance, and a complete retirement package with the MO LAGERS system.   One to three years of similar or related experience is preferred. Employees are expected to have acquired the necessary information and skills to perform the job reasonably well within six months to one year from date of employment.  A high school diploma or GED is required and a technical degree or some college credit is preferred.  A general knowledge of computers, bookkeeping techniques and a working knowledge of mathematics is required.  Cash handling experience, clerical skills, and some accounting knowledge are necessary.   Must be familiar with computers and office software systems.   Telephone etiquette and customer relations are key. Salary is dependent upon qualifications. Pre-employment and random post-employment drug testing are required.  Applications are available at Butler City Hall, 22 West Ohio Street, Butler, Missouri 64730, or on our website at https://www.cityofbutlermo.com.  The City of Butler is an equal opportunity employer.  Position is open until filled.