Position Announcement - City Administrator






SPARTA (WHITE COUNTY), TENNESSEE.  Qualified applicants are being sought by the City of Sparta, with a seven-member council and a population of 5,071, for the position of City Administrator.  The City has an annual budget of $20,000,000 with approximately 80 full-time employees.  The position oversees the day-to-day operations of the city and supervises all department heads, including police, fire, public works, water, sewer, and electric.  The successful candidate must have a bachelor’s degree in public/business management or related field and three years of government management experience or seven years of government experience.  A master’s degree and city management experience desired.  Skills in budgeting, utility management, personnel issues, public safety, and long-range planning are essential.  The successful candidate must have strong leadership, financial management, and interpersonal skills with experience in planning, land use, residential development, and infrastructure expansion. Salary: mid $80s to high $90s, DOQ.


Resumes, along with a Cover Letter and 3 professional references must be received by April 29, 2019 at:  The University of Tennessee, Municipal Technical Advisory Service, 120 Conference Center Building, Knoxville, TN 37996-4105, Attn: Warren Nevad.  Electronic submissions shall be received at by April 29, 2019.  The city has a competitive salary and benefits package; including retirement, health and life insurance, depending on qualifications.


This position will remain open until filled. EOE