City Manager

Organization: City of Frankfort, KY
Salary: Negotiable DOQ
Close Date: December 6, 2016

Job Description:

Frankfort is the capital city of Kentucky and the seat of Franklin County. Based on population, it is the fifth-smallest state capital in the United States. It is a home rule city under Kentucky Code. The current resident population is approximately 27,000 which swells to about 40,000 during the business day. Frankfort is nestled between Louisville and Lexington along the Kentucky River in the heart of Kentuckyís scenic bourbon, horse and wine country. The City has the ambiance and complexity of a much larger community. It boasts a plethora of historical sites, eclectic shops and restaurants, extensive parks and trails and a full selection of cultural and arts amenities. Frankfort is a welcoming place known for its southern hospitality and its Kentucky River heritage. Citizens are warm, friendly and caring. They have pride in their community and generally support local government.

The City of Frankfort operates under a City Manager form of government. Accordingly, the Mayor is directly elected and serves, participates and votes as a member of the City Commission. Four Commissioners are also elected at-large and with the Mayor constitute the Board of Commissioners. The Mayor serves for four years. The four Commission members serve two-year concurrent terms. All are elected on a nonpartisan basis. The Board of Commissioners appoints a City Manager who acts as the chief administrative officer for the City. This individual is a professional who is employed to run the operational affairs of the City on a day-to-day basis.

The City of Frankfort provides a full array of municipal services. The 2016 City budget totals approximately $33,200,000. There are 290 full-time employees and 70 to 300 seasonal or part-time employees, depending upon the time of the year.

This position provides an excellent professional opportunity to work for a supportive Board of Commissioners and with a high quality professional management team.

The ideal candidate will have a combination of education and experience equivalent to a Bachelorís degree in Public Administration (Masters preferred) and at least 7 years of increasingly responsible local government management experience gained in a community with similar complexity to Frankfort.

The beginning salary for the position is negotiable, based on qualifications and experience. Residency within the City of Frankfort is strongly preferred. The City will provide relocation assistance.

Requirements also include expertise in budget and finance, intergovernmental and community relations, redevelopment and economic development. The successful candidate will be politically astute, have exceptional interpersonal skills and enjoy community involvement. He or she will clearly possess and apply superior management and leadership abilities. Visit Frankfort on the web at

Apply by December 6, 2016 with cover letter, resume and current salary to:

Robert E. Slavin or David Krings
3040 Holcomb Bridge Road #A-1
Norcross, GA 30071
Phone: 770/449-4656
Fax 770/416-0848

The City of Frankfort is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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