Deputy City Administrator

City of Issaquah, WA - Issaquah, WA

Issaquah, Washington is a vibrant, growing community nestled in the picturesque foothills of the Cascade Mountains — just 16 miles east of Seattle. Established in 1892, Issaquah encompasses about 12.10 square miles and is home to 37,110 people. Named Best Burb by Sunset, one of the Best Towns for Families by Family Circle and one of the Best Towns by Outside, Issaquah is widely recognized as a community that nurtures strong family values, embraces outdoor recreation, and values environmental stewardship.

Under direction of the City Administrator, the Deputy City Administrator (DCA) guides staff in a variety of departments in their daily delivery of excellent service to the community. The DCA, in collaboration with the Senior Leadership Team, leads the entire organization on important initiatives and objectives. The DCA is a critical component of the Executive Office, assisting the Mayor and the City Administrator in achieving their goals, implementing direction from the City Council and meeting Issaquah’s needs. The DCA position will include both responsibilities that are internally and externally focused. While a true city management generalist is sought, it is anticipated that the DCA will have more direct responsibility for a set of departments and functions, which will be determined in part through consultation with the chosen candidate. The DCA will assist with preparing and facilitating the Council agenda. He/she will serve as a representative of the City to the community, organizations, elected officials, and other governmental agencies. The DCA must be fully capable of serving as Acting City Administrator when the need arises.

Issaquah’s new Deputy City Administrator will be a person who loves a good challenge, embraces change, engages staff and community members in the decision-making process, and follows through to ensure that desired outcomes are achieved. This person will be a roll-up-the-sleeves leader whose passion for public service, love for the community, and strong work ethic inspire others to take positive action. This person will be an excellent analytical and strategic thinker, who also has ample political acumen. This person will have strong self-initiative to tackle issues and great facilitation and mediation skills. He/She will help to develop City employees on a personal and professional level to create a high functioning, collaborative, service-oriented team whose commitment to excellence brings value to the community. Finally, this person will be an excellent communicator who is approachable, inclusive, and fun-loving.

Education and Experience:

To qualify for this position, applicants must have the equivalent to a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in Public Administration or a related field AND seven (7) years of progressively responsible management experience. A Master’s degree in Public Administration, Business Administration or related field is strongly preferred.

Apply on-line immediately at www.alliancerc.com. Resume review begins December 14, 2018. For questions and inquiries, please contact Cindy Krebs via phone at
(562) 901-0769 or via email at ckrebs@alliancerc.com. EEO/ADA

Salary Range: $147,528 - $188,232 per year, DOQ. The City also offers a generous compensation and benefits package.



Posted On: Monday, November 19, 2018



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