Assistant City Manager

Lock Haven is seeking a candidate for an Assistant City Manager (Deputy Manager) keen to continue their career in our community of 3,287 households where 10.1% of our residents walk to work. The Assistant City Manager will support Lock Haven in administering the provision of public services to our successful downtown and more than 8,200 residents appreciate. With a median community age of 26, the city’s administrative staff provide for grant funding and economic development, recreation and maintenance of the city’s 9 parks, a focus on sustainability, finance and tax collection to receive the funds and pay the invoices to cover the city’s operations, and geographical information systems. Released in 2021, the city’s Comprehensive Plan “Destination Lock Haven” was the product of community visioning collecting input from residents, guests, businesses, and nonprofits. Home to Commonwealth University – Lock Haven, the city is 36 miles from State College and 27 miles to Williamsport, and 32 miles from the geographic center of the state.  The city provides 24-hour police service with 12 officers, fire protection with a combination of paid and volunteer firefighters, and in-house enforcement of both the Uniform Construction Code and the Property Maintenance Code.  Operating a 2.4 million gallon a day wastewater treatment plant serving 9 municipalities, a water system providing 2.8 million gallons a day of drinking water, and an airport with more than 2,300 recreation arrivals/departures per year, the Department of Public Works is a robust group of employees who also maintain more than 31 miles of streets and 28 miles of stormwater infrastructure.

Preferred qualifications:

Equivalent to a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in public administration or a related field.

Six years of increasingly responsible administrative experience

A complete position description is available here.

Relocation incentives:

Clinton County also offers a Live & Work Clinton County Relocation Program providing up to $4,000 in year one for qualifying expenses and up to $4,500 payable outright incentive in year two. Clinton County also has First Time Home Buyers and Closing Cost programs available.

How to apply:

The salary is $78,000 per year with phenomenal health and dental insurance with a very low copay and no deductible.  Interested candidates should apply at once with a portfolio packet that includes a cover letter, resume, projects on which the applicant had a direct impact, and four professional references to:  Administrative Assistant Wendi Spicher by email at although submission received by mail at 20 E Church Street, Lock Haven, PA  17745 will also be considered if submitted.

Direct all questions to Wendi Spicher at the email address above.  The City of Lock Haven 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, pregnancy or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

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The city of Lock Haven shall not discriminate in hiring, job assignments, promotion, discipline, termination, compensation, fringe benefits, job training, classification, referral, and other aspects of employment, on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, military status, or any other characteristics protected by law.  The city of Lock Haven shall make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship.

If there are any questions or concerns about any type of discrimination in the workplace, they can be brought to the attention of the City Manager. Concerns and reports can be made without fear of reprisal. Anyone found engaging in any type of unlawful discrimination can be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment.