Job Opportunities

August 2015
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City Administrator

The City of Carlyle, Illinois (Population 3,250) is seeking a qualified and motivated individual to serve as its next City Administrator. Carlyle is located in Clinton County, 50 miles east of St. Louis, next to Carlyle Lake, the largest manmade lake in Illinois. Carlyle Lake is a popular tourism destination with an estimated 2.9 million visitors each year. It is strategically located at the intersection of IL Route 127 and US Route 50, between Interstates 64 and 70.

The City has 33 full-time employees and offers the following municipal services: Police, Parks, Streets, Water and Wastewater, Electric, Library, Economic Development, and Zoning. The current fiscal year budget for all funds is $15 million.

The City Administrator is responsible for leading the City’s economic development efforts, general oversight of all department heads, recommending and implementing policies and procedures, preparing and administering the annual budget, project and capital improvement planning, amongst other duties. The position is appointed by the Mayor and reports to the Mayor and eight alderpersons. The Mayor was recently elected to a second term.

The position requires at least three years of increasingly responsible management experience and a bachelor’s degree in Public Administration, Business Administration, Planning, or related field. Previous experience in city administration and a master’s degree in Public Administration or Business Administration is highly desirable.

Successful candidates will have demonstrated experience in fiscal administration, economic development, and overseeing capital improvement projects. Candidates must also possess excellent professionalism, interpersonal skills, and have the ability to maintain positive and productive relationships with staff, elected officials, residents, other units of government, and the business community.

Anticipated hiring range of $70,000-$90,000 +/- DOQ. The City offers an excellent benefit package. Residency within the corporate limits of the City is required within one year of appointment.

Candidates should send a resume, cover letter, and contact information for at least three work-related references to the attention of Mayor Judy Smith, sent by email to admin@carlylelake.com or by mail to Carlyle City Hall, 850 Franklin Street, Carlyle, IL 62231.

Candidate review will begin September 27, 2021. Priority consideration will be given to candidates who submit their application materials prior to that date.

The City of Carlyle is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

City Administrator


The City of Carlyle is accepting applications for the following position in our Parks & Recreation Department:

Director of Parks and Recreation 

The City of Carlyle is seeking a highly professional, qualified, energetic candidate to fill the full-time position of Director of Parks & Recreation.

The position is responsible for overseeing all operations of the Parks Department including but not limited to: staff hiring recommendations and training, planning and supervising department programming and special events for all ages, preparing and administering the annual budget, recommending and implementing facility and equipment improvements, and coordinating aquatic facility operations. The position is required to report on operations to the City Council and must be able to maintain effective working relations with other City departments, volunteers, the US Army Corps of Engineers – Carlyle Lake Project Office, local school districts, and other community organizations.

The ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in Parks and Recreation or a closely related field and have experience working in community parks and recreation, robust programming for all ages, and aquatics management. Possessing Certified Parks & Recreation Professional (CPRP) and Certified Pool Operator (CPO) or Aquatic Facility Operator (AFO) certifications is highly desirable.

The selected candidate must live within Carlyle city limits within sixty (60) days after the completion of a twelve (12) month probationary period.

Job Description

Candidate review will begin September 27, 2021. Priority consideration will be given to candidates who submit their application materials prior to that date.

Application for Employment

Authorization for Reference Check

Interested applicants must submit a completed City of Carlyle employment application, authorization for reference check, cover letter, resume with three (3) professional references, and desired salary range by email to admin@carlylelake.com or by mail to:

Carlyle City Hall
Attn: Andy Brackett
850 Franklin Street
Carlyle, IL 62231


The City of Carlyle is accepting applications for the following position in our Parks & Rec Department:

Part-Time Maintenance Worker

Under the direction of the Parks Maintenance Supervisor, this part-time position will be responsible for mowing, weed eating, cleaning, and other maintenance activities throughout the City’s parks. Responsible for putting up and tearing down lights and displays for the annual Christmas in Carlyle event. May be assigned other duties as required by the Parks Maintenance Supervisor or Park Director. Please see the job description for more detailed duties of the position.

Job Description

Position will start at $11.00-$14.00/hour depending on qualifications. Position is part-time with work up to 1000 hours annually.

Position is open until filled. Applications can be submitted to Carlyle City Hall or by email to admin@carlylelake.com.

Application for Employment

Authorization for Reference Check


Resume/Applications can be sent to:

Carlyle City Hall
850 Franklin Street
Carlyle, IL 62231

Email: admin@carlylelake.com

Any questions please call City Hall at 618.594.2468

Applications may be picked up at City Hall between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday – Friday

The City of Carlyle is an Equal Opportunity Employer