Assistant City Manager - Operations

Salary: Anticipated beginning salary $120,000 - $150,000 negotiable DOQ’s
Close Date: Open until filled. First review of resumes scheduled for August 10, 2015.

Job Description:

The City of Delray Beach is located in Palm Beach County on the Atlantic shoreline. The City was first settled as an agricultural community in 1895. Although first incorporated in 1911, it was later incorporated as the City of Delray Beach in 1927. The City has a current estimated permanent population of 64,600 with another estimated 12,600 seasonal residents.

Delray Beach is known nationally and internationally for its trendy downtown, scenic vistas and vibrant arts district. The City hosts hundreds of thousands of annual visitors who are attracted to spectacular events such as the 100-foot Christmas Tree Lighting, First Night New Year's Eve celebration, St. Patrick's Day parade and Fourth of July festivities. Home to major tennis events, the City is also a popular venue for outdoor arts & crafts festivals, musical and theatre performances, unique street fairs and holiday parades.

Delray Beach is a full service city with a Commission-Manager form of local government. The Mayor is elected at large on a non-partisan basis every three (3) years and presides over four (4) Commissioners who are elected at large on a non-partisan basis for three (3) year overlapping terms. The City Commission sets policy, approves legislation, adopts the annual budget and sets rates and fees. The City Commission appoints the City Attorney and the City Manager. The City Manager is the chief administrative officer of the City and is charged with overseeing the daily business of the City and is responsible for the supervision of the City departments and employees. The Assistant City Manager - Operations, the Assistant City Manager - Support and department heads serve at the pleasure of the City Manager.

Delray Beach provides a full range of community services including Public Safety; Parks and Recreation,
Environmental Services, Community Improvements, General Administrative Services and Financial Support Services.

The Assistant City Manager - Operations is a new position created to oversee the following departments and functions: Special Projects, Environmental Services (water and sewer, stormwater, engineering and construction services), Parks and Recreation (beaches, pools, marina, boat ramps and multiple recreation centers), Public Works (traffic, street maintenance and parking) and Community Improvement (building permits, inspections, code enforcement, garbage and trash services and the Community Development Block Grants program).

This position will function in a new organizational structure and climate. Success will require a high energy and dedicated public executive who will be able to quickly earn the support and confidence of staff and to motivate and energize them to higher performance levels.

Requires graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a Bachelor's Degree in Public Administration or a related field combined with at least five(5) years experience at a level equivalent to a city manager or full assistant city manager gained in either the public or private sectors. A master's degree, ICMA-CM certification, Florida experience, experience in a union environment and an upwardly mobile career path are all highly desirable. Visit the City’s website at:

Open until filled. First review of resumes scheduled for August 10, 2015. To apply, please submit a letter of interest, resume and current salary 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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