Career Resources

ICMA’s Career Resources can meet you at every stage of your career. If you are a student interested in learning more about a career in local government management, are looking for a job, want to take your career to the next level, enhance your talents in an executive position, or find ways to give back to the profession, explore the resources on here and within the subtopics.

Career Stage Guide

ICMA Career Stage Guide offers local government professionals a leadership and professional development roadmap of valuable educational opportunities.

ICMA Coaching Program: Thrive in Local Government

Coaching helps everyone benefit from sharing best practices and gaining perspectives from others with a fresh perspective.

About ICMA Student Chapters

ICMA Student Chapters attract and cultivate an inclusive and talented group of individuals as the next generation of local management leaders.

Job Center

Welcome to the ICMA Job Center, your one-stop shop for job searching and recruiting in professional local government. We've enhanced functionality and partnered with the Alliance for Innovation to expand job listings and add more early and mid-career opportunities. With more than 12,000 unique visitors (and more than 150,000 page views) each month, there's no better place to attract dedicated, ethical public service professionals to your local government or to start your job search in professional local government. ICMA's Job Center offers a direct market to ICMA and AFI members - the largest audience of dedicated local government professionals across the United States, and internationally, in addition to a large pool of non-member local government professionals. The Job Center offers a wide variety of job postings sortable by topic area, location, salary, job type and population, as well as by date posted and application deadline. This makes it easy to find the exact job you want or to target the employee you need. ICMA Members receive all job listings in the ICMA Newsletter, "Leadership Matters." Non-members may subscribe to the non-member ICMA Newsletter for job listings. Job listings also integrate into topic pages for relevant cross-marketing of job opportunities across the website and through social media. For more information, check our Frequently Asked Questions for Job Seekers and for Employers.