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Posted on: January 30, 2024

New Hiring Alert: City Manager

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City Manager

Job Summary:

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.

Job Responsibilities

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Directs and supervises the administration of all departments, offices, and agencies of the City except as otherwise provided by the Charter or by law.
  • Ensures that all laws, provisions of the Charter, policies, and acts of the Commission subject to enforcement by the City Manager or officers subject to the Manager’s direction and supervision are faithfully executed.
  • Prepares and submits the annual budget, budget message, and capital program to the Commission in a form provided by ordinances.
  • Recommends to the Commission, from time to time, the adoption of such measures as may be deemed necessary or expedient for the health, safety, or welfare of the community or for the improvement of administrative services.
  • May consolidate or combine offices, positions, departments, or units under the Manager’s jurisdiction, with the approval of the Commission.
  • Supervises the purchase of all materials, supplies, and equipment for which funds are provided in the budget.
  • Investigates all complaints in relation to matters concerning the administration of the City Government, and ensures that all franchises, permits, and privileges granted by the City are faithfully observed.
  • Submits to the Commission and makes available to the public a complete report on the finances and administrative activities of the City at the end of each fiscal year.
  • Makes such other reports as the Commission may require concerning the operations of City departments, offices, and agencies subject to the Manager’s direction and supervision.
  • Keeps the Commission fully advised as to the financial condition and future needs of the City, and makes such recommendations to the Commission concerning the affairs of the City as deemed desirable and appropriate.
  • Signs contracts on behalf of the City pursuant to the provisions of appropriations ordinances.
  • Maintains community respect with the City of St. Pete Beach by being responsive and informative to residents.
  • Studies policies related to salaries, duties, responsibilities, safety, training, morale, efficiency, and various other human resource programs for City employees. Makes recommendations to the Commission for the adoption of such policies as appropriate.
  • Ensures that all employees are cognizant of creating good public relations in the performance of their duties.
  • Strives to maximize effective communications between all employees throughout all departments in the City.
  • The City Manager and/or a designee shall attend meetings of all City boards and/or committees in an advisory capacity only, and shall not have a vote in their deliberations.
  • Performs or delegates frequent inspections of all areas within the geographical limits of St. Pete Beach for which the City Government has service delivery responsibilities.
  • May speak at a variety of public functions, clubs, schools, and civic groups to keep the general public informed of City affairs and to promote good community relations.
  • Oversees the selection, training, discipline, evaluation, termination, and status change of all City employees.
  • Ensures that all personnel management practices and actions are in compliance with the Fair Labor Standards Act, the City’s Personnel Policies and Procedures, and other applicable State and Federal laws, rules, and regulations as may be in effect from time to time.
  • Demonstrates thorough knowledge of all Departmental/ Divisional policies and procedures, including the City Personnel Policies and Procedures.
  • On an annual basis, objectively and consistently evaluates assigned employees for efficiency and effectiveness utilizing the City’s established Employee Performance Evaluations System and related procedures.
  • Manages and motivates personnel to maximize the efficiency and effectiveness of the delivery of all services by the City and to promote team unit.
  • Performs other duties as required.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities -

  • Considerable knowledge of modern policies and practices of public administration; working knowledge of municipal finance, human resources, public works, public safety and community development.
  • Skill in preparing and administering municipal budgets; skill in planning, directing and administering municipal programs.
  • Ability to prepare and analyze comprehensive reports.
  • Ability to carry out assigned projects to their completion.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationship with City officials, employees and the public.
  • Ability to delegate authority and responsibility to Department Directors and to maintain an effective organization.
  • Ability to express oneself clearly in writing and orally and to appear before groups of taxpayers and the Commission to present data and programs which enhance the continued efficient operation of the City of St. Pete Beach.
  • Knowledge of municipal government relationships to State and Federal government organizations.
  • Ability to think clearly and use independent judgment in routine and non-routine situations, which may occur.

Business Technology

Personal computer/laptop, including spreadsheet, word processing, and email programs; calculator; telephone/mobile phone; and applicable business software programs.

Physical Requirements

Physical Requirements

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.

Special Requirements

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.


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The City of St. Pete Beach

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 Agency

  • The City of St. Pete Beach operates under the City Commission/City Manager form of government. The City Commission is composed of a mayor and four commission members and is responsible for enacting ordinances, resolutions, and regulations governing the City, as well as appointing the City Manager, the City Attorney, and the City Clerk.
  • The City strives to maintain its distinct sense of community values to foster an environment of innovation, resiliency, sustainability, and inspiration.
  • The City’s mission is to be committed to ensuring an optimal quality of life for the community by protecting its beaches and family-friendly environment while being respectful of its history.
  • The City provides a traditional range of 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. Law enforcement is provided by the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office (PCSO).
  • The City has 141 FTEs and a total FY2024 Budget of $85.5 million, which includes a General Fund of $32.7 million.


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 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:

Ms. S. Renée Narloch

President S. Renée Narloch & Associates


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