The City of Rockville is seeking its next City Manager, who will join a dynamic organization and work alongside the Mayor and City Council and a high-performing staff to serve the community. The City Manager is the executive officer and head of the administrative branch of the City. The Manager is responsible to the Mayor and the Council for the proper administration of all affairs of the City. Under provisions of the City Charter and Code, the City Manager prepares a budget for the Mayor’s and Council’s consideration; recruits, hires, and supervises staff; serves as the Mayor’s and Council’s chief administrative officer; and implements their policies. Eight department directors report to the City Manager: Community Planning and Development Services, Finance, Housing and Community Development, Human Resources, Information Technology, Police, Public Works, and Recreation and Parks. In addition, the City Manager’s Office oversees the Public Information Office, Procurement, and Justice, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
Compensation and Benefits
The expected hiring range is $240,000 - $290,000, depending on qualifications, with an excellent benefits package.
Residency after appointment is required by charter. Relocation and housing assistance will be part of the overall compensation package and will be tied to residency.
The City offers a competitive benefits package that includes health, dental, and vision insurance, group life and long-term disability insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts, paid vacation and sick leave, and participation in the Rockville Employees Retirement System. The City will also contribute 10% of the City Manager’s base salary to the City’s taxed deferred savings plan.
How to Apply
Applications will be accepted electronically by Raftelis at jobs.crelate.com. Applicants complete a brief online form and are prompted to provide a cover letter and resume. The position will be open until filled with a first review of applications beginning March 19, 2024.
Minimum requirements include any combination of education and experience equivalent to a bachelor’s degree in business or public administration or related field. Seven to 10 years of experience as a senior executive in a full-service local government, at least three of which must have been as a City Manager, assistant manager, or key department director in an environment comparable to the City of Rockville.
Preferred qualifications include a master’s degree; an ICMA Credentialed Manager or eligibility and commitment to become credentialed, and a demonstrated ability to lead a strong, experienced professional senior management team. Also preferred are experience in staff development and productivity improvements, the use of information technology to improve services, a track record of fiscal and environmental sustainability, the ability to listen to and work with an independent-thinking governing body to effect successful outcomes, and experience in developing and managing the implementation of large-scale projects or initiatives. Experience working in a multi-cultural environment with demonstrated work to improve equity and inclusion is also preferred.