The City of Frankfort seeks a visionary leader to be its next City Manager. The ideal candidate will be a results-driven strategic thinker with exceptional financial management skills, a strong customer service focus, and a commitment to the community.
Working with the management team, plans, organizes, coordinates, and maintains management over the day-to-day administration of the city.
Attend and coordinate all meetings of the Board of Commissioners.
Makes recommendations to the Board of Commissioners as deemed necessary or expedient.
Perform the City Manager duties prescribed in KRS 83A.150(7)(a) through (h).
Identifies future needs, and plans appropriately for short and long term goals and objectives.
Maintains and strengthens relationships with partner agencies.
Meets with citizens and citizen groups to discuss their issues and concerns.
Maintains a positive relationship with citizens, Board of Commissioners, and employees.
Interprets policy and makes policy determinations.
Administers employee disciplinary actions, or makes recommendations to the Board as needed.
Creates and submits reports as required.
Monitors the revenues and expenditures on an ongoing basis, and advises the Commission on the financial condition of the City.
Directs and participates in the preparation and administration of the City budget.
Recommends to the Board of Commissioners the appointment of employees.
Assists in planning the development of physical and human resources.
Maintains liaison with various federal, state, and local agencies, including the news media.
Performs multiple public relations duties.
An effective advocate for the City
Establishes realistic budget plans and demonstrates fiscal accountability.
Manages resources to maximize efficiency and effectiveness; recognizes and effectively leverages employee’s skills and abilities.
Supports a positive team environment in which employees participate, respect and cooperate with each other to achieve desired results.
Ability to work cooperatively with people of diverse cultural identities.
Maintains a respectful, diverse and inclusive work environment where decisions and transactions are transparent and objective
Redevelopment (downtown and residential)
Intergovernmental and community relations
Economic development including downtown and neighborhood redevelopment
Working knowledge and appreciation of Information Technology
Working knowledge of grant writing
Knowledge of state legislative process
Understands Public Safety
Provides clear directions and expectations and manages for successful outcomes
Easily accessible – open door policy
Listens and is open to new ideas
Engaged; attends civic and community meetings
Visible; attends community events
Active and collaborative involvement
Compensation and Benefits
Employees receive a comprehensive benefits package including pension benefits, medical, dental, vision, life, disability insurance, paid vacation and sick leave, 401(k) and 457 options with an employer match, and car allowance.
The salary for the position is negotiable based on qualifications and experience. Residency within the City of Frankfort is strongly preferred.
How to Apply
Interested candidates should submit the following items by 4:00 p.m., Friday, January 18, 2019.
Cover letter stating salary requirements
Fully completed City of Frankfort employment application
Please submit all documents via the City of Frankfort’s website.
Please note that satisfactory completion of a drug test and background check is a condition of employment.
The City of Frankfort is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Values Diversity.
Requires a combination of education and experience equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration or similar field (Master's degree and ICMA credentialing are preferred qualifications), and at least 5 years of increasingly responsible local government management experience gained in a community with similar complexity to Frankfort. An equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the required knowledge and skills may also be considered.
The successful candidate will be politically astute, have exceptional interpersonal skill and enjoy community involvement. He or she should possess superior management, decision-making, and leadership abilities.
About City of Frankfort
Frankfort is the capital city of Kentucky, nestled between Louisville and Lexington along the Kentucky River and in the heart of Kentucky’s scenic bourbon, horse and wine country. The City boasts a plethora of historical sites, eclectic shops and restaurants, extensive parks and trails and a full selection of cultural and arts amenities. Frankfort is a welcoming place known for its southern hospitality and its Kentucky River heritage. To expand upon this, the Capital Plaza redevelopment, a renewed focus on the City’s Riverfronts, and the growth of bourbon tourism, has created a momentum that can clearly be felt in downtown.
The City is home to approximately 27,000 residents and this number swells to about 40,000 during the business day. Public Administration is the City’s largest industry, accounting for 28% of the City’s employed workforce.
Frankfort is a home rule city operating under the City Manager form of government. The Mayor and the City’s four Commissioners, who are elected at large, constitute the Board of Commissioners. The Board appoints a City Manager who acts as the chief administrative officer for the City, overseeing the day-to-day operations of the City, whi...ch includes a full array of municipal services. Approximately 290 full-time employees and 70 to 300 seasonal or part-time employees, depending upon the time of the year, fulfill those services. The FY 2018-19 City budget totals approximately $33,600,000.