City Manager

Organization: City of Venice, Florida
Salary: Competitive salary range with excellent benefits; beginning salary negotiable DOQ.
Close Date: October 1, 2011

Job Description:

Venice is known for its adopted Northern Italian Renaissance architectural style as well as its beaches, prehistoric sharks' teeth, scenic parks and thriving downtown area. The City has many parades, art fests, a nationally award-winning community theater and preserved natural environments. Although about 80,000 area residents proudly call Venice home, only around 22,176 of them live in the City limits. The City is 16.158 square miles and is located on the Gulf of Mexico about halfway between Tampa and Fort Myers. Venice prides itself on being a good place to raise a family, do business, visit and retire. The median age is about 69 years. Venice has a tradition of open public participation and responding to change using careful planning and prioritization.

This full-service municipality utilizes a highly stable council-manager form of government. The City Council is comprised of seven members who set policy and appoint a professional City Manager to administer policy and to manage municipal operations. The City Manager, City Clerk and City Attorney answer directly to the Mayor and City Council. Venice has a FY 2011 total budget of $73.6 million, of which the General Fund is $20.3. The current millage rate is 2.779 and there are 269.5 FTE municipal employees. Municipal services include utilities, a golf course, a fishing pier and a municipal airport.

The City is looking for a success-proven manager with the equivalent of a Master=s degree in public administration and sufficient experience as a local government manager (possibly a full-range assistant) to have achieved a record of measurable management and community accomplishments. Experience with tourism-based economy, downtown and neighborhood preservation, fiscal management, the application of innovative solutions to urban problems, and partnering with public and private organizations are of particular interest. Prefer chief executive experience from a community of comparable complexity to Venice. Must be a strong leader with proven strengths in planning, community and economic development, council/manager relations, budgeting and finance, infrastructure maintenance and expansion, staff development and interpersonal relations.

Competitive salary range with excellent benefits; beginning salary negotiable DOQ.

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To apply please submit your resume and cover letter with current salary by October 1, 2011 to:

Robert E. Slavin, President
3040 Holcomb Bridge Road, Suite A-1
Norcross, Georgia 30071
Phone: (770) 449-4656
Fax: (770) 416-0848
Web site:

Note: Under Florida Law, resumes are public documents and will be provided to the media upon request. Please call prior to submitting your resume if confidentiality is important to you.


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