City Administrator

Organization: City of Gulf Shores, AL
Salary: Competitive salary negotiable DOQs and excellent benefit package.
Close Date: Monday, January 7, 2013

Job Description:

Gulf Shores covers 32.6 square miles and is located in rapidly growing Baldwin County. This extraordinarily attractive Gulf Coast community has a fast-growing permanent population of more than 9,750, a seasonal population of 60,000 and a seasonal weekend population which frequently exceeds 100,000. Gulf Shores hosts more than five million tourists annually. With much of the City yet to be developed, the Mayor and City Council is determined to manage future growth so that the quality of life of residents is enhanced while infrastructure improvements are made and amenities are added which attract and accommodate tourists with varied interests.

The City of Gulf Shores is a strong mayor/council government which functions much like a mayor/council/administrator government. The Mayor, with the approval of Council, appoints a City Administrator to oversee and manage municipal operations. The City Council consists of five members. The Mayor and all Council members are elected at large to 4-year concurrent terms. This politically stable community has many long-tenured elected officials and frequent uncontested elections. The City Administrator is responsible to the Mayor and Council to oversee and manage the following functions: Finance & Administrative Services, Recreation & Cultural Affairs, Public Works, Planning & Zoning, Building, Police, Fire/EMS and Court. With a general fund budget of $30,291,851 and 214 full-time City employees, Gulf Shores functions like many cities with populations of 20,000 or more.

For more information, please visit the Cityís website at

Requirements include the equivalent of a Bachelorís degree in public administration combined with at least five years experience as a local government manager or full range assistant in a full service community comparable to Gulf Shores. Prefer experience with rapid growth, a coastal community, a tourism-based economy and disaster relief. Must have high energy and clearly possess and apply superior management, financial and leadership knowledge, skill, ability and commitment. Must be a strong leader and an excellent communicator with proven ability to build and maintain trust-based, effective working relationships with elected officials, City staff and a variety of critical internal and external stake holders. Competitive salary negotiable DOQs and excellent benefit package.

Please submit a cover letter and your confidential resume by Monday, January 7, 2013 to:

Robert E. Slavin, President

3040 Holcomb Bridge Road, Suite A-1
Norcross, Georgia 30071
Phone: (770) 449-4656
Fax: (770) 416-0848


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