Chief Adiministrative Officer

Organization: City of Plantation, Florida
Salary: Competitive salary with excellent benefits will be provided.
Close Date: March 2, 2015

Job Description:

The City of Plantation was incorporated in 1953 and is located in southeastern Florida in Broward County. It encompasses an area of approximately 23 square miles with a population of more than 85,000. Plantation operates under a Strong-Mayor/Council form of government. The Mayor is elected at-large on a nonpartisan basis for a four-year term. The five Council members are also elected at-large on a nonpartisan basis to four-year terms. The City Council determines policy, adopts legislation, and approves the City's annual budget. The Mayor is responsible for carrying out the policies of the City Council and for overseeing the daily management of the City. The CAO is a Charter created position appointed by the Mayor with the approval of the City Council. The CAO is the Plantation's highest level appointed employee who, under the direction of the Mayor, serves as the City's Chief Administrative Officer.

The City of Plantation provides a full range of services including police and fire protection, emergency medical service, water and wastewater services, recreation, public improvements, streets, planning and zoning, and general administrative services. The City is also financially accountable for three component units which consist of the Plantation Gateway Development District, the Plantation Midtown Development District, and the Community Redevelopment Agency. The City's 2015 Fiscal Year budget is $173,142,482 with a General Fund of $90,286,037. The City has 747 full-time budgeted positions. Plantation is financially strong and politically and administratively stable.

The CAO, under policy directives and priorities established by the Mayor and City Council, is responsible, for planning, organizing, directing and coordinating the activities of City departments and general government offices. He or she provides assistance to the Mayor and City Council in the development of major policies for the general direction of City affairs and ensures implementation, plans long range programs and resolves difficult administrative problems. The CAO is also responsible for planning, organizing, directing and coordinating the activities of City departments in accordance with the established policies.

The CAO represents City Administration during union negotiations, manages solid waste and recycling franchise agreements, provides general contract administration, manages legal issues with the City Attorney, participates on the Emergency Operations Management team and acts as the Recovery Director post event.

Experience and Training

Bachelor's Degree in Business or Public Administration and/or Public Finance or Accounting or a closely related field. Master's Degree preferred. Must possess a minimum of ten (10) years work experience in the field of municipal government which includes budget preparation, five (5) of such years being in a supervisory or managerial position in a municipal setting. Must be a proactive and skilled communicator who, as a matter of routine, works closely with the Mayor and each Council Member. Must have demonstrated the ability to maintain high standards of service to the public through programs that emphasize positive public relations.

The next municipal elections will take place on March 10, 2015. Chief Administrative Officer interviews and selection will take place after the election.

Competitive salary with excellent benefits will be provided. Beginning salary will be negotiable DOQ. For more information about Plantation, visit the City's website at

To apply please submit your resume and cover letter with current salary by March 2, 2015 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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