Organization: City of Dothan, Alabama
Salary: The City Manager's compensation will be highly competitive and will include an excellent benefit package.
Close Date: The position will remain open until filled and will move forward immediately upon receipt of a sufficient pool of well-qualified applicants.
The City of Dothan is located in the Southeastern part of the State of Alabama approximately 20 miles west of the State of Georgia and 18 miles north of the State of Florida. The City is a rapidly growing and thriving community built around the landmarks of its past. Although it is the center for recreation, business, industry, agriculture, healthcare and retail trade in the area, Dothan offers the charm and friendliness of the Deep South. Proclaimed “Peanut Capital of the World,” Dothan has become a melting pot due to its friendly atmosphere and southern hospitality.
Dothan is a municipal corporation incorporated on November 10, 1885 under the Constitution and laws of the State of Alabama. The City is governed by a Mayor/ Commission/City Manager form of government. The Mayor is elected at-large and the six Commissioners are elected from six single member districts for concurrent terms of four years. This Board of Commissioners serves part-time and is responsible for adopting all legislative ordinances and establishing policies to guide the various City Departments in providing services to citizens, including the appropriation of all monies.
The Mayor, who is a member of the Board of Commissioners, is the City's chief executive officer. The City Manager is the administrative head of the City government and is responsible for directing and managing the daily activities of the City and implementing the policies of the Board of Commissioners. The City's departments include: General Administrative (Mayor, Commissioners, City Manager, City Clerk, EEO, Public Relations, Internal Analyst & Legal), Information Technology, Judicial, Finance (Accounting, Purchasing, Utility Services/ Meter Reading & Utility Collections), Personnel (Human Resources), Police, Fire, Public Works (Engineering, Street & Environmental Services), Planning & Development (Permitting, Business License, Inspections & Zoning), Leisure Services (Parks & Recreation), Performing Arts, General Services (Liability & Workers' Compensation Insurance, Facilities & Fleet) and Dothan Utilities (Electric, Water & Wastewater/Sewer). There are 1,257 authorized employee positions (1,021 full-time, 60 part-time and 176 seasonal) of which 1,151 are currently filled (966 full-time, 51 part time and 134 seasonal). Those employees staff the departments, producing high quality and cost-effective public services. For additional information about the City Dothan, visit www.dothan.org.
Requirements include: graduation from a regionally accredited college or university recognized by the United States Department of Education (USDE) or the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) with a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration, Business Administration, or a related field. Master’s Degree in related field is preferred supplemented by at least ten years of progressively responsible experience in government as a City/County Manager, Assistant City/County Manager, Administrator or equivalent position.
Compensation: The City Manager's compensation will be highly competitive and will include an excellent benefit package. The City will pay reasonable and customary moving expenses. City residency is required within six (6) months.
To Apply: The position will remain open until filled and will move forward immediately upon receipt of a sufficient pool of well-qualified applicants. If interested, please email your resume and cover letter with current salary immediately to: firstname.lastname@example.org . For additional information about this position, contact Robert E. Slavin, President, Slavin Management Consultants by phone at (770) 449-4656 or by email at email@example.com
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