Altoona is part of the Des Moines Iowa Metro area with a city population over 20,000 and over 4 million visitors annually. The visitor rate is driven by our robust entertainment and attraction venues such as Adventureland Entertainment Park, Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino, Bass Pro Shops and Outlets of Des Moines shopping mall.
The City Administrator is responsible for the daily administration and coordination of all city affairs and supervises seven department heads. Altoona employs 121 full-time employees with 32 part-time staff members.
The city has an AA+ credit rating and adopted 2021 budget of $74 million. The salary range for this position is $126,898 – $180,619, depending on qualifications and experience. The city offers competitive benefits, IPERS and 457 Deferred Compensation retirement options. There is a residency requirement for this executive leadership position.