City Manager

Organization: City of Daytona Beach, FL
Salary: Beginning pay for the new City Manager will be highly competitive and will include an excellent benefit package.
Close Date: The position will remain open until filled.

Job Description:

Set against balmy breezes and anchored by 23 miles of clean, hard-packed white sand, Daytona Beach is known as the World's Most Famous Beach. Located on the east coast of central Florida, Daytona Beach is internationally known for its racing roots, hosting some of the largest motorsports events in the world including the Daytona 500, known as the "Great American Race."

Tourists and residents alike treasure the cheery brand of southern hospitality. The nearly 500,000 residents in the Daytona Beach metro area and 8 million visitors enjoy moderate weather, quality educational choices, exceptional recreational activities, an active arts community and, of course, one of the most beautiful, family-friendly beaches in Florida.
There are five institutions of higher learning in the City. They are Bethune-Cookman University, Daytona State College, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Keiser University, and the University of Central Florida satellite campus.

The City of Daytona Beach operates under a Commission-Manager form of government. Accordingly, policy-making, and legislative authority are vested in the City Commission which consists of a directly elected Mayor and six commissioners elected by zone. All seven members are elected on a non-partisan basis to four (4) year terms. The City Commission is responsible for, among other things, setting policy, passing ordinances and resolutions, adopting the budget, appointing committee and board members, and hiring the City Manager and City Attorney. The City Manager is responsible for carrying out the policies and directives of the City Commission, overseeing the day-to-day operations of the City and appointing various department managers.

Services provided by the City are general government, public safety, transportation, economic environment and culture and recreation. In addition, the City operates nine (9) enterprise activities: a water and sewer system, a solid waste system, a stormwater system, a marina with office plaza, a municipal golf course, a tennis center, a special event and cultural venues (theater, band shells and amphitheater), a municipal football stadium and minor league baseball stadium and pier operations. The City has approximately 920 full-time equivalent employees. The FY 2020/21 is $273,421.107 of which the General Fund comprises $102,141,644. For more information about Daytona Beach is available on the web at

To be considered, candidates must possess a bachelorís degree in public or business administration, urban planning, or a related field. A Masterís degree in public administration, public policy or related advanced degree is preferred. The successful candidate must have at least eight years of progressively responsible local government administrative/management experience, preferably at the department head level or higher in a jurisdiction of comparable population and complexity and/or a minimum of five yearsí experience as a City or County Manager and/or Deputy City or County Manager. ICMA-CM credential desired. Executive level private sector experience would be viewed as a plus if combined with public sector executive experience.

Experience in a progressive tourism and recreation-based environment where economic development, growth management, customer service, high ethical standards and open communication exist and are valued is desired. An equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job will be considered.

Compensation: Beginning pay for the new City Manager will be highly competitive and will include an excellent benefit package. The City Commission is prepared to pay reasonable and customary moving expenses.

To Apply: The position will remain open until filled. Resumes will be evaluated as they arrive and the process will move forward upon receipt of a sufficient number of well-quailed responses. Therefore, if interested in this outstanding opportunity, please immediately e-mail a detailed resume with a cover letter and salary expectations to:

Robert E. Slavin or Barbara Lipscomb
3040 Holcomb Bridge Road, A1
Norcross. Georgia 30071
Phone: (770) 449-4656
Fax: (770) 416-0848

Note: Under Florida Law, resumes are public documents and will be provided to the media upon request. Please call prior to submitting your resume if confidentiality is important to you.

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