Deputy City Manager

Organization: City of Dayton, Ohio
Salary: Open DOQ with excellent benefits
Close Date: The position will remain open until filled and the process will move forward immediately upon receipt of an adequate pool of well-qualified applicants

Job Description:

Dayton is a Midwestern city in southwestern Ohio, located centrally in the American heartland. The Greater Dayton population of approximately is 850,000 residents. Dayton is ranked 6th in the nation for affordable housing Dayton is associated with the birthplace of storied aviation pioneers, the Wright Brothers; Wilbur and Orville. Dayton lies in close proximity to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and the world-renown U.S. Air Force Museum, the nation's largest. In copartnership with the Dayton Chamber of Commerce, the Dayton International Airport hosts the Vectren Dayton International Air and Trade Show annually, one of the world's largest.

Dayton offers many family-oriented, warm and friendly communities, parks, golf courses and bike paths, in addition to valued cultural resources such as the downtown Schuster Center and twelve historic districts that include the Oregon District, where many original buildings still stand and is known as a popular destination for cultural centers and vibrant shopping, dining and nightlife. Ten hospitals in the Dayton area have received five-star ratings for their areas of specialty and ore located close by. The Dayton metropolitan area is also home to 25 colleges and universities that promote academic excellence and maim collegiate sports programs.

Dayton was the first large city in the United States to adopt the Council Manager form of government, in 1913. The Dayton City Commission is comprised of five members - a Mayor and four Commissioners - who are elected at-large on a non-partisan basis. Under the Council Manager system, the elected officials, establish policy, handle legislation, and appoint a chief executive--the City Manager--to oversee the operations of the local government. The City Manager, along with two Deputy City Managers, ensure goals are met and services are provided by managing the City's departments, divisions and offices. Dayton City government provides a full range of services, including police, fire, EMS, street maintenance, waste collection, building inspection, water supply and treatment, sewer maintenance, wastewater treatment, recreation, municipal courts, an international airport and a general aviation airport, and a convention center. The City of Dayton organization is comprised of 15 departments/offices employing approximately 2,000 employees. The General Fund budget is approximately $175 million.

The DCMís are appointed by and report directly to the City Manager. In addition to providing guidance, oversight and executive leadership to assigned departments and functions, the DCMís, the DCMís assist the City Manager in managing the financial operations of the City and developing strategic policy direction. The DCMís may act as the City Manager in her absence. The available position is one of Daytonís two Deputy City Managers (DCM). Although subject to periodic change, this position oversees the following departments: Central Services/IT, Aviation, Public Works, Finance and Water. There are approximately 850 employees assigned to these departments of whom about three fourths have union representation. Additional information about the City of Dayton, it's vision, strategic goals and priorities, may be found at:

Compensation: Beginning salary is negotiable anywhere within the range depending on the experience and qualifications of the selected candidate. The City will provide an excellent benefit package to the new Deputy City Manager.

Requirements include: A Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college and ten (10) years of management level experience is required; a Master's Degree in Public Administration, Business, Finance, Economics or related field can be substituted for two years of management experience. Each year of experience as a City Manager, Assistant City Manager or Director in a municipal government can be substituted for two (2) years of managerial experience although no more than five (5) years of managerial experience can be substituted. Must have a valid driver's license at time of appointment and maintain as a condition of employment.

To Apply: The position will remain open until filled and the process will move forward immediately upon receipt of an adequate pool of well-qualified applicants. If interested, please email your resume and cover letter with current salary immediately to For additional information about this opportunity, contact Robert E. Slavin, President at (770) 449-4656 or David Krings, Midwest Regional Director at (513) 200-4222


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