Administration, Community Development, Economic Development
POSITION: City Manager
REPORTS TO: City Council (Seven Council Members and Mayor)
SUPERVISE DIRECTLY: Senior Leaders
1.) As chief executive officer of the city, is responsible for management of the day-to day operations of the city government. 2.) Attends all meetings of the City Council and executive sessions; provides administrative, technical and management advice, information, reports and staff support required by the Council; and assists the Council in developing policy as requested. 3.) Directly manages and supervises the administration of all departments, offices and agencies of the City government; is responsible for the effective and timely delivery of all services and programs to the citizens of Destin. Signs all contracts on behalf of the City. 4.) Monitors performance of all City franchisees, including water and sewer and electric utilities, and all contractors, including Okaloosa County Sheriff's Department, garbage/waste disposal and other governmental agencies that provide services to the citizens of Destin, to ensure that all obligations and commitments are fulfilled. Also ensures that all necessary City staff interfaces with franchisees and contractors are properly managed. 5.) Directs the City Emergency Management Program. 6.) Draws and signs vouchers upon the depositories, which shall be countersigned by the Mayor, Mayor Pro Tem, or other authorized City Signatory, and keeps a true accurate account of the same. Prepares and submits to the Council once each month a statement of all finances, receipts and disbursements. 7.) Signs all licenses issued by the City, issues receipts for moneys paid, and deposits said monies in the designated depositories on the first regular banking day after receipt. 8.) Keeps the Council fully advised as to the financial condition and future needs of the City, and makes recommendations to the council concerning the financial affairs of the City. 9.) Organizes city government functions; appoints, trains, disciplines, suspends, removes when necessary, and appropriately rewards city employees in accordance with applicable laws, ordinances, city charter and established personnel policies and procedures. 10.) Monitors all reports and recommendation form the various volunteer City committees and commissions and organizes responses by Cit staff or prepares recommendations to City Council, as appropriate. 11.) Prepare and submits to City Council annual budget and capital programs. 12.) Submits to the City Council and makes available to the public, a complete report on the finances and administrative activities of the City as of the end of each fiscal year. 13.) Resolves citizen complaints, disputes and problems of service delivery; works with local media to communicate city polices and programs; participates in appropriate local community organizations and activities; and promotes a positive image of the City government throughout the community. 14.) Performs such other duties as set forth in the City Charter, consistent with the City's Mission and Vision Statements, or directed by the City council.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Bachelor's Degree required in Public Administration or closely related field; Master's Degree preferred. Minimum of 5 years experience as city/county manager or as deputy city/county manager or 10 years of related business/government experience at a director or higher level or an equivalent combination of related experience and Bachelor's Degree.
ABLITIES/SKILLS: To perform this job successfully, and individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily, The requirements below are representative of abilities and skills required. Accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. • PHYSICAL: Must be physically able to operate a variety of essential job related machines and office equipment. Must be able to move or carry essential job related objects or materials. Must be fit enough to visit disaster sites and serve in disaster or emergency management situations.
• DATA CONCEPTION: Requires the ability to compare and/or judge the readily observable functional, technical, structural, compositional or identifiable characteristics (whether similar to or divergent from obvious standards) of data, people or things.
• INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION: Requires the ability to successfully communicate with all levels of the community and to convey or exchange professional information. Must possess appropriate image, style and body language to succeed in frequent controversial and emotional situations.
• INTERPERSONAL TEMPERAMENT: Requires the ability to interact with people (i.e. staff, supervisors, general public and elected officials) beyond giving and receiving instructions to include tactfully mediating conflicts and achieving positive results. This position is multi-tasked and requires the ability to perform under maximum stress for long hours when confronted with short deadlines, heavy workloads, insufficient funding, conflicting interests and high customer demand.
• LANGUAGE ABILITY: Must posses the ability to read and comprehend a variety of professional, technical and administrative documentation, directions, instructions, methods and procedures. Will be required to produce technical and non-technical reports with proper format, punctuation, spelling and grammar, using all parts of speech. Requires the ability to communicate with and before other using correct English.
• INTELLIGENCE: Requires the ability to learn and understand subject matter principles and techniques; to make independent judgments in the absence of supervision within the scope of respective job duties and tasks; to acquire and be able to expound on knowledge of topics related to primary occupation.
• NUMERICAL APTITUDE: Requires the ability to utilize complex mathematical formulas; add and subtract, multiply and divide totals; determine percentages, determine time and weight and interpret same as may be appropriate. These aptitudes are required at or above the graduate college level.
• CAREER DEVELOPMENT: Continuing Education (seminars including state, federal and international conferences, job related coursework at post secondary institutions, continuing education credits/CEU's); training; (either as a participant or trainer); involvement in relevant professional or technical associations; serving on City and professional organizations committees; volunteering to take responsibility for special projects and cross training.
Additional Salary Information: negotiable by contract