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City Motto: “Neighbors Committed to an Exceptional Quality of Life”
Welcome to Your New Hometown:
A progressive and fast-growing community known as the premier suburb of the Springfield Metro Area, Nixa is home to over 24,000 people.
Incorporated as a village in 1902, Nixa became a fourth class city under Missouri law in 1946 and became a Home Rule Charter City in 2010. Since the city’s first census count in 1940, Nixa’s population has grown rapidly and continues to outpace the growth of Christian County and the state. Our population doubled between 2000 and 2021. Lots of growth means lots of opportunity.
Named one of the “Best Places to Live in America” by Time Magazine and one of Money Magazine’s “7 Best Places to Retire Right Now” in 2017, Nixa is perfectly situated among regional attractions and recreational opportunities in both the Springfield and Branson areas. It maintains a hometown feel with modern features and amenities. Nixa public schools are among the very best in the state, earning 2021’s “Best High School in the Springfield Metro Area” according to U.S. News & World Report.
The City of Nixa prides itself on innovation and continual improvement. The Missouri Municipal League has recognized Nixa with its prestigious Innovation Award in the large city category 5 of the last 6 years. The city also maintains productive relationships with the Nixa Chamber of Commerce, Nixa Public Schools, the Nixa Fire Protection District, Show Me Christian County, and other government agencies in Christian County, and across the region.
Municipal Government With Vision
The City of Nixa is a home-rule city and operates under a council-manager form of government. The City is led by a Mayor and six City Council representatives who are elected by the public and serve alternating three-year terms. A professional City Administrator manages the day-to-day operations. The City Administrator, Police Chief, City Clerk, and City Attorney are appointed by the council.
The city’s departments include Administration, Development, Police, Parks & Recreation, Public Works, and Utilities. The City operates a public-owned utility made up of the electric, water, and wastewater departments. Public Works also includes the stormwater, street, and recycling departments, as well as an internal vehicle maintenance shop. The administrative departments encompass utility billing, building inspections, code enforcement, animal control, finance, legal, human resources, communications, and the office of the City Clerk. The Development Department also coordinates the city’s Planning & Zoning Commission which consists of 9 city residents appointed by the council.
The employee think tank is an employee committee that generates and develops solutions from staff representatives from each department for presentation and adoption by management and Council.
The City has an annual budget of $41 million and 150 FTEs. Nixa has received the GFOA Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for each of the last five years. In 2021, Nixa began the implementation of a new 5-year strategic plan. In 2022 the city aims to begin a 20-year comprehensive plan. This is an exciting time to bring your energy and innovative ideas to shape the future of both the municipal government and the broader Nixa community as we seek to set the pace for the region, state, and nation as a progressive community poised for continued growth and improvement.
Our Team Culture:
The mantra of Nixa city staff is Discover Greatness. D.I.S.C.O.V.E.R. is an acronym for:
Taking Care of Our Team
The City of Nixa prides itself on offering a benefits-rich compensation package.
Here are some of the key benefits we provide to our team members:
- Health Insurance: The City pays 100% of the employee’s health insurance premium for the PPO Basic plan, and we pay 50% of the PPO Basic plan premium for your dependents. Buy-up plans are also available with additional cost to the employee. We also now offer a high-deductible HSA plan. All plans are through CoxHealth. Employee Only; Employee & Spouse; Employee & Children; or Family Coverages available.
- Vision Insurance: City pays 100% of the employee’s premium and 65% of premium for dependent coverage. The Standard insurance company.
- Dental Insurance: City pays 100% of the employee’s premium and 65% of premium for dependent coverage. The Standard insurance company.
- Life Insurance: The City pays 100% of the premium to cover the employee at $25,000; the employee’s spouse at $10,000; and the employee’s child at $5,000. The Standard insurance company. Additional Supplemental Voluntary Life Insurance is available, paid by the employee.
- Short-Term and Long-Term Disability Insurance: The City pays 100% of premiums.
- Mandatory Retirement Plan: LAGERS. 0% of wages withheld. Vested after 5 years.
- Paid Time Off: 12 holidays annually, 1 personal day annually, 80 sick hours per year. Sick and vacation time accrue weekly. Vacation time increases with years of service. (See table).
- Department Directors: and higher level employees begin with 3 weeks paid vacation per year.
- Free Gym Membership: At The X Center operated by Nixa Parks (employees only), plus family discounts.
Additional Benefits Available on Strictly Voluntary Basis:
- Supplemental Voluntary Life Insurance: Payroll deduction.
- Deferred Compensation: Payroll deduction.
- Flexible Spending Account (FSA): Payroll deduction.
- Critical Care with Cancer Plan: Payroll deduction.
- Cancer Plan: Payroll deduction.
- Accident Plan: Payroll deduction.
Vacation Accrual Schedule:
0-4 Years = 80 hours
5-9 Years = 120 hours
10+ Years = 160 hours
The City of Nixa invests in having quality technology and reliable equipment which our teams rely on to do their jobs effectively and efficiently.
The City of Nixa invests in training our staff so they have the knowledge needed to be fully equipped to excel at their work and be leaders in their specialty.
The City of Nixa also invests in your continuing education, not only by sending staff to conferences and trainings, but by offering a tuition reimbursement program.
We are a proud Equal Opportunity Employer.
Our relations with applicants for employment and with our employees are administered without regard to race, religion (belief or non-belief), sex, age, national origin, disability, citizenship, veteran status, as well as other classifications protected by applicable Federal, State, or local laws. The City of Nixa actively promotes this policy by conducting all employment transactions strictly on the basis of job related qualifications.
Our equal employment opportunity philosophy applies to all aspects of employment with the City of Nixa including recruiting, hiring, training, transfer, promotion, job benefits, pay, and dismissal.
Title VI Ordinance:
The City of Nixa is committed to ensuring that the fundamental principles of equal opportunity are upheld in all decisions involving our employees and contractors/consultants, and to ensuring that the residents, businesses and visitors of our City are afforded access to our programs and services.
To that end, no person shall be excluded from participation, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any City of Nixa program or activity on the grounds of race, color, national origin, income, sex, age, disability, or limited English proficiency. The City of Nixa assures that all of its programs and activities will be free from discrimination, whether those programs and activities are federally funded or not.
The City of Nixa will include Title VI language in all written agreements and bid notices where funding originates from federal assistance and is subject to the provisions of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended. The City of Nixa will monitor compliance.
The City of Nixa designates the City Administrator as the Title VI Officer with the responsibility of ensuring that the City of Nixa complies with the Title VI regulations.
The City Administrator of the City of Nixa will be responsible for initiating and monitoring Title VI activities.
Inquiries concerning the City of Nixa policies, investigations, complaints, compliances with applicable laws and concerns regarding compliance with Title VI may be directed to the City Administrator, 715 W. Mt. Vernon, Nixa, MO. 65714, 417-725-3785.
This policy statement will be circulated throughout the City of Nixa and included by reference in all contract agreements, programs and services administrated by the City of Nixa.
The City of Nixa is an E-Verify employer. E-Verify is an Internet based system operated by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in partnership with the Social Security Administration (SSA) that allows participating employers to electronically verify the employment eligibility of their newly hired employees in the United States.
For more information visit the USCIS website