City Manager

Organization: Bay City, Michigan
Salary: Highly competitive salary and benefits negotiable DOQ�s.
Close Date: October 12, 2013

Job Description:


Bay City, Michigan, is located near the Saginaw Bay at the juncture of two major freeways U.S. 10 and I-75. The City is a major recreation and entertainment center, approximately 120 miles north of Detroit. As the county seat and largest municipality in Bay County, Bay City has been a center of commerce, industry, government and culture. Bay City's waterfront location attracts residents and visitors to variety of leisure activities. Boating, fishing and a summer of great events headline the selections. The River Roar, Fourth of July Fireworks Festival,Pig Gig and River of Time are just a few of the activities that draw several hundred thousand people to the community every year.

Bay City is a full-service municipality including an electric utility which operates under a Commission/ Manager form of government. Policy-making and legislative authority are vested in the City Commission consisting of a Mayor and nine City Commissioners elected on a non-partisan basis. The City has nine wards with one commissioner elected from each. Commission members serve four-year staggered terms. The Mayor is elected at-large for a four-year term. The Commission appoints the Manager who in turn appoints department heads. The City Commission also appoints the City Clerk, the City Assessor and the City Treasurer. Once appointed, these officials are supervised by the City Manager. The City Commission also appoints the City Attorney. The City is fiscally sound but not without financial challenges. Bay City has seven unions representing many of its 314 budgeted employees. The FY 2013 budget is approximately $137.3 million.

Bay City is seeking a forthright and open City Manager with excellent interpersonal skills to assist the City Commission to establish clear policy and set community goals and to provide effective direction, leadership and resources to staff to ensure that Commission policies are implemented and goals are achieved. The new manager must have a team-oriented and collaborative style which encourages creativity and values excellence. Must build and maintain effective working relationships with the Mayor and each Council member, department heads, employees and with the community.

Requirements include the equivalent to a Bachelor's degree (Master's preferred) in business or public administration combined with at least 5-years experience as a local government manager or full-range assistant in a community comparable to Bay City. Critical skills include finance and budget, organizational analysis, and labor relations. The successful candidate must be a superior manager and leader.

Highly competitive salary and benefits negotiable DOQs.

Please visit the City's website at

Please submit your confidential resume with cover letter and current salary by October 12, 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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