City Manager


The city of Etowah, Tennessee is seeking applicants for the position of City Manager who works under the general direction of the Commission.  The City Manager oversees city operations with an approximately $4.1 million general fund budget and 40 full-time and 40 part-time or seasonal employees in administration, police, fire, public works, parks and recreation, library, and finance.  

Etowah is a welcoming and vibrant community of 3,490 people striving for world-class in all we do. We are located at the edge of the Cherokee National Forest, Ocoee River, Hiwassee River, and are proud to host the L & N Hiwassee River Train Excursion at the original L & N Depot.  We have two schools within the city, a youth athletic program, summer camp at the Community Center, summer reading program hosted by the Etowah Carnegie Library to mention only a few of our many activities.

The minimum requirement for this opportunity is a bachelor’s degree, with a preferred focus in public administration, management, business administration or closely related field. A minimum of five years of municipal leadership experience as a city manager or manager of a public agency or department with related duties is required. Salary range is $68,931.20 - $83,200.00 and dependent upon education and experience.  The city offers a comprehensive benefits package including participation in the Tennessee Consolidated Retirement System (TCRS).

Interested applicants may apply online on our website under the Employment section at  “”.  Please attach a resume, cover letter and professional references.

Initial review of applications will occur in July 2021.  Applications are subject to public disclosure.  EOE / TN Drug Free Workplace.