Job Opportunities

City Manager

Spencer, Iowa, Population 11,233. Salary Range $115-$145K.  Spencer is seeking a thoughtful, self-driven and collaborative leader to be their next manager.  Previous manager took another position after serving the community admirably for over 10 years.  The person sought will be personable, progressive, and an excellent communicator.  The next manager should be prepared to be involved in the community, and seek to bring people together to foster a coordinated team.

Spencer Iowa is located at the confluence of the Little Sioux and Ocheyedan Rivers.  It is the county seat of Clay County.  Spencer is famous as the home of the Clay County Fair, held annually in September, averaging over 300,000 visitors per year.  Spencer was ranked 10th best place to live in the United States by’s “America’s Top 100 Places to Live for 2007.”

Qualified candidates shall possess a Bachelor’s degree in public administration (Master’s preferred) or a closely related field and at least five years of increasingly responsible management experience in an executive position such as department head, assistant manager, city manager or administrator.

Position profile is available here.  Send letter of interest and electronic resume to by September10, 2017.  Please direct questions to Richard Fursman at or (651) 338-2533.

Employment Application

If interested in employment with the City of Spencer, please complete the Application form online.