City Manager

Organization: City of Parkland, Florida
Salary: Salary from $180,000 DOQ
Close Date: The position will remain open until filled. A first review of resumes is scheduled for August 5, 2019.

Job Description:

Parkland, Florida is located in northwest Broward County adjacent to the cities of Coral Springs and Coconut Creek and the Broward/Palm Beach County border. The City has been developed slowly and deliberately, reflecting the deep commitment of the residents, elected officials, management, and developers to the preservation of the pristine state of the region which includes the significant natural habitat of plants and wildlife. The population is approximately 33,000 and the median age is 40.7.

Parkland is almost exclusively residential and is a rapidly growing city. Population increased 26% between 2010 and 2015. The population is affluent, highly educated, international and well-traveled, and significantly engaged in the community. Education is very important in Parkland as 97% of the population are high school graduates and 60% have a Bachelor’s degree or higher. Service standards and expectations from a vocal and active community are high. Residents are warm and friendly.

The City is served by five public schools: three elementary schools, one middle school and a high school. All are “A” rated schools and have been recognized by, Newsweek and Forbes for their excellence.

The City of Parkland operates under a commission-manager form of government whereby a separately elected Mayor and four City Commissioners (running from districts but subject to City-wide elections) are elected by residents to four- year overlapping terms. The Commissioners and Mayor are limited to two four-year terms. The Commissioners make important decisions on policy-related issues and establish a vision for the City. The City Commission appoints the City Manager (the City Attorney and City Clerk are also appointed by Commission), who is essentially the Chief Executive Officer of the City, to effectively implement those policies and vision through strategic leadership and fiscal stewardship, ensuring that the entire community is being equitably served. The City Manager also makes recommendations to the City Commission to adopt policies that will benefit the health, safety, and welfare of the community. There is strong support for the Commission (Council/Manager) form of government which emphasizes the team relationship between the policy making prerogatives of elected officials and the professional City Manager.

The City Manager coordinates the work of department heads and other employees who help ensure the smooth and efficient delivery of services to residents. The City of Parkland employee team is comprised of approximately 94 full-time employees and 48 part-time employees, none of which are unionized. The department heads and staff in general are well-respected by the elected officials and community.

The City contracts for Fire Rescue Services with the City of Coral Springs. Police Services are contracted with the Broward County Sheriff’s Office. Utilities are provided by third party providers and are not part of the City government.

Parkland is financially sound. The City’s General Fund Budget for FY 2019 is $39,479,000. The fiscal year 2018-19 Total Operating Budget for all funds totals $48,782,050.

Learn more by visiting the official site of the City of Parkland, Florida

Requirements: The City Manager should possess at least a bachelor’s degree in Public Administration, Business Administration, or a related field, and at least five or more years of municipal management experience as a senior-level government leader. Experience as a City Manager or Assistant Manager (or equivalent executive position) and/or a master’s degree is a plus.

Compensation: Annual salary is offered at a minimum of $180,000. Total compensation will vary depending upon qualifications and experience. The Mayor and City Commission are committed to a starting salary that will be market competitive depending on the experience and qualifications of the selected individual. In addition, the City provides an excellent benefit package. Reasonable relocation expenses will also be negotiable with the successful candidate.

To Apply: The position will remain open until filled. A first review of resumes is scheduled for August 5, 2019. Please send a letter of application, detailed résumé and current salary to:

Robert E. Slavin or David Krings
3040 Holcomb Bridge Road, Suite A-1
Norcross, Georgia 30071
Phone: (770) 449-4656
Fax: (770) 416-0848

Electronic responses are highly preferred.

NOTE: Resumes are subject to the provisions of Florida Public Records Statutes.

Parkland, Florida, is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Parkland does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex, age, marital status, national origin, or disability in employment or in the provision of services.

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