City Manager

Organization: Town of Ocean City, Maryland
Salary: Salary for the position is negotiable based on the candidate’s qualifications and experience and is supplemented by an excellent benefits package
Close Date: October 2, 2015

Job Description:

The Mayor and Council of Ocean City, Maryland, one of the East Coast’s premier seashore resort communities, invites applications from qualified candidates for the position of City Manager. Ocean City, with a year round population of 7,100 and a summer population which grows to 335,000 during peak periods, operates under the Council-Manager form of government with seven part-time council members elected at-large to staggered four-year terms and a part-time Mayor elected at-large every two years. The City Manager, appointed by the Council, manages the daily operations of the Town, develops the Town’s annual budget request, implements Council-approved policies and serves as the Town’s chief financial officer.

Ocean City provides an expanded range of well-developed services to care for the community and the annual influx of visitors to the Town and operates with an adopted FY 2016 total budget of $124 million and a full-time staff of 533 that grows to 1,400 during peak summer periods. Non-management level police and fire employees are represented by recognized labor unions.

Requirements for the position include a bachelor’s degree (with a Master's preferred) in public or business administration, finance, planning or a related field combined with ten years related public sector experience and/or training, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Candidates’ experience must show a high level of understanding of municipal operations and community economic drivers. Some experience with a tourism-based economy would be helpful. Must have an interest in and have successful experience in a range of areas including: strategic planning, financial management and budgeting, delivering high quality services efficiently, organizational analysis, labor negotiations, team building, redevelopment and revitalization, working with and understanding the needs of existing businesses, working effectively with a variety of community-based groups and building Council and community consensus. A progressive record of strong professional, administrative leadership and developing high performance organizations is an important consideration. ICMA Credentialed Managers are of interest and encouraged to apply.

The salary for the position is negotiable based on the candidate’s qualifications and experience and is supplemented by an excellent benefits package. Residency within the Town of Ocean City is required within a negotiated period of time. More information about Ocean City can be found at For a complete profile related to the position, please visit

The deadline for receipt of application materials is Friday, October 2, 2015 and review of résumés will start immediately. To apply please send a letter of application, detailed résumé, salary history and five (5) work-related references to:
Robert E. Slavin, President
3040 Holcomb Bridge Road, Suite A-1 Norcross, Georgia 30071
Phone: (770) 449-4656
Fax: (770) 416-0848
Electronic submissions are preferred.

The Town of Ocean City, Maryland is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity at all levels of the Town's governmental structure; Veterans are encouraged to apply.

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