City Administrator

The City of Saco, Maine (Population 20,000+), seeks an experienced, collaborative, and forward-thinking municipal manager to serve as its next City Administrator. Saco is ideally situated on the mouth of the Saco River in Southern Maine along the Atlantic Ocean, less than 20 minutes south of Downtown Portland and less than two hours north of Boston, Massachusetts. Saco has a growing population, a thriving economy, and vast recreational opportunities. In addition, Saco is a coastal community with a picturesque downtown area, top-tier schools, and varied housing options. Saco’s workability and livability are possible due to its proximity to Interstate 95, US Route 1, and the Amtrak Downeaster passenger rail and Pan Am freight rail. In a 2022 Community Satisfaction Survey, 97% of residents indicated their quality of life in Saco was “good” or “very good.” The City Administrator oversees city services and operations.

Hired by the Mayor and seven City Councilors, the City Administrator directs and supervises the city departments, prepares and submits the annual budgets, and is primarily responsible for City operations. The City Charter reflects the ICMA Council-Manager form of government. The City has a General Fund budget of approximately $56 million (including education and county appropriations) and has about 200 FTEs and an additional 150 seasonal employees. The successful candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in public administration or a related field (master’s preferred) and a minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience in public administration or an equivalent combination of education and demonstrated senior leadership or related business experience.

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Salary is negotiable and commensurate with qualifications and experience, plus an excellent benefits package and highly competent staff. The City of Saco is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Please send your resume and cover letter to Betsy Oulton of HR Maine Consulting via email at:

Betsy L. Oulton, AIC, SHRM-CP, IPMA-SCP
HR Maine Consulting
40 Forest Falls Drive, Suite 305
Yarmouth, ME 04096-7010

Close Date: 
Monday, July 24, 2023
Salary is negotiable and commensurate with qualifications and experience
Employer Name: 
City of Saco, Maine