Assistant City Manager – City of Gainesville, FL
Gainesville, FL (pop. 133,997). The City of Gainesville seeks a passionate, energetic, and experienced generalist to oversee its operational departments. The City desires candidates who prioritize collaboration, equity and inclusion, and innovation as they lead a group of department heads with strong subject matter expertise. The Assistant City Manager (ACM) will be responsible for Transportation & Mobility, Public Works, Technology & Innovation, Sustainable Development, and Capital Asset Planning & Economic Resilience, which comprise 80% of the City’s operations. This position works closely with two other ACMs who oversee the remaining City departments. The successful candidate will possess experience managing senior leaders, budget management experience, strong communication skills, and the ability to be thorough and deliberative.
• Gainesville is a full-service city with a 2021 General Fund budget of $366.2 million and an employee count of approximately 2500 FTEs. The next Assistant City Manager will be expected to operationalize the City Council’s commitment to equity and inclusion throughout the departments under their leadership, support the onboarding of a new Director of Sustainable Development, and permanently fill the department director vacancy in Technology & Innovation.
• While prior experience in Florida is not required, experience in a university community, facility in engaging with external stakeholders and the business community, and achievement of the ICMA-CM designation are desired.
Candidates must possess a bachelor’s degree in public administration, business administration, urban planning, or related field along with at least 7 years of progressively responsible management and supervisory experience in a municipal or closely comparable operation. A master’s degree is preferred.
Midpoint salary range is $195,750. For full description, go to www.govHRJobs.com.
Apply online at www.govHRJobs.com with a resume, cover letter and contact information for 5 professional references by March 22, 2021, to the attention of Dele Lowman Smith, Sr VP and Carmen Davis, VP, GovHR USA, 630 Dundee Road, #130, Northbrook, IL 60062. Tel: 847-902-4110. The City is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Diversity and inclusion is particularly important to the City of Gainesville. The City of Gainesville follows all applicable Florida Sunshine Laws.