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The City is seeking an experienced, innovative City Manager with strong leadership skills and a collaborative, engaging management style. Opportunities for the City Manager include assisting in developing the Commission’s vision into clear, viable objectives with measurable benchmarks; evaluating and ensuring efficient operations and streamlined processes throughout the agency; and building relationships by creating a dialogue with the community and other stakeholders. The ability to take a fresh look at the City’s strategic initiatives, as well as its capital improvements plan and redevelopment opportunities, is needed. The City Manager must have a working knowledge of overall organizational management in the public sector, including public finance and budgeting, sustainability and redevelopment initiatives, and FEMA and disaster preparedness procedures. Experience in coastal communities is a plus.
The City Manager must be supportive of his/her leadership team and employees and able to mentor and promote professional development, creating a culture that promotes excellence, customer service, and accountability. The City Manager must be able to work effectively with citizens, elected and appointed officials, other legislative bodies, and County, State, and Federal agencies to promote the City’s initiatives and interests. The ideal candidate will be personable, approachable, and have excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
The City Manager is the Chief Administrative Officer and is responsible for the overall administration of city affairs as outlined in the Charter.
Responsibilities include advising and carrying out directives and policies established by the City Commission and providing overall direction and supervision for all city departments.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities -
Personal computer/laptop, including spreadsheet, word processing, and email programs; calculator; telephone/mobile phone; and applicable business software programs.
This is sedentary work requiring the exertion of up to 10 pounds of force occasionally, and a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to move objects; work requires fingering, grasping, and repetitive motions; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels; visual acuity is required for preparing and analyzing written or computer data, operation of machines, determining the accuracy and thoroughness of work, and observing general surroundings and activities; the worker is not subject to adverse environmental conditions.
Education, Experience and Special Requirements
Education and Experience
Requirements include a bachelor’s degree and ten (10) years of experience or a master’s degree in Business or Public Administration and five (5) years of experience. Experience must be in a senior-level position in municipal government. Valid Florida Drivers License is required. Must be bondable. Active member of the International City Managers Association (ICMA) preferred. Active member of the Florida League of Cities preferred.
Emergency Response Status: All employees may be required to work as directed during an undeclared and/or a declared emergency. Employees are subject to recall around the clock for emergency response operations, which may require irregular work hours, work at locations other than the normal work location, and may include duties other than those specified in the job description.
We are a Gulf Coast barrier island community in west-central Florida, close to St. Petersburg and Tampa Bay. The city is approximately 2.25 square miles and has a year-round resident population of about 8,900. St. Pete Beach is frequently recognized as a premier destination and received the Travelers’ Choice award in 2021 from TripAdvisor as the top-ranked beach in the United States. The city’s beautiful white sand beaches, hotels, and historic resources attract tourists and visitors worldwide
The City is seeking qualified candidates for the position of City Manager, which reports to a City Commission comprised of a Mayor and four Commissioners. The City has approximately 141 FTEs and a total FY2024 Budget of $85.5 million, including a General Fund of $32.7 million. The City provides traditional services, including fire protection and emergency medical service; maintenance of parks, streets, beaches, and infrastructure; planning and zoning; recreation services and amenities; library; wastewater collection; reclaimed water; and stormwater drainage management.
The City of St. Pete Beach is an equal employment opportunity employer, committed to a drug-free workplace, and abides by Florida Veterans’ Preference. In the event of an emergency, all employees are considered essential personnel and may be required to perform alternate duties.
Under Florida’s Public Records/Sunshine Laws, applications and resumes are subject to public disclosure.
Application Special Instructions
If interested in this outstanding opportunity with the City of St. Pete Beach, visit www.srnsearch.com to apply online. The first review of resumes will take place on March 11, 2024; the position is open until filled. Resumes will be screened according to the qualifications outlined above. Screening interviews with the most qualified applicants will be conducted by S. Renée Narloch & Associates to determine a select group of finalist candidates who will be asked to provide references; references will be contacted only following candidate consent. Final interviews will be held with the City of St. Pete Beach. Candidates will be advised of the status of the recruitment following the selection of the City Manager. Questions regarding this recruitment may be directed to: