City Administrator

Organization: City of Gulf Shores, Alabama
Salary: The compensation for the position is negotiable based on qualifications and experience.
Close Date: The first review of applications is scheduled for July 24, 2023.

Job Description:

Gulf Shores is located in Baldwin County on Alabama’s booming Gulf Coast. This City of 33.2 square miles is an Alabama “Community of Excellence” award winner. The City is an extraordinarily attractive Gulf Coast community with a fast-growing resident population of more than 16,000. It hosts more than five million tourists annually. The Mayor and City Council are committed to meeting and exceeding the needs and expectations of City residents, visitors and businesses with their commitment to preserve the city’s family friendly, small town, safe atmosphere and beautiful natural surroundings, while providing the infrastructure and amenities necessary to support a sustainable, vibrant economy. Families have called the City of Gulf Shores a favorite vacation spot for generations. Now, many visitors are becoming residents and are adding to the prosperity of this once-sleepy little beach town. Gulf Shores is a place where people feel right at home. Residents and guests together can sway to music at various concert series, catch a play at the community theater, hit the links on world- class golf courses, or go back in time at Fort Morgan, built in 1832.

The City of Gulf Shores, Alabama was incorporated on February 5, 1957. It is a strong mayor/council government which func¬tions much like a mayor/council/administrator government. The Mayor, with the approval of Council, appoints a City Admin¬istrator to oversee and manage municipal operations.
The City Council consists of five members. The Mayor and all Council members are elected at large to 4-year concurrent terms. This politically stable community has many long-tenured elected officials and frequent uncontested elections.

The City Administrator is responsible to the Mayor and Council to oversee and manage the following functions: Finance & Administrative Services, Recreation & Cultural Affairs, Public Works, Planning & Zoning, Building, Police, Fire/EMS, and Court. With a General Fund budget of $65.7M and 324 full-time and 77 part-time City employees, Gulf Shores functions like a city of 30,000. Sixty five percent of the City's revenue is from sales and lodging taxes. The City's current reserves are in excess of the 70% target of annual expenditures.

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Position Requirements
Requirements include the equivalent of a Master’s degree in public administration, business administration or related field of study and 10 years of experience as a local government manager, assistant city manager or senior manager in a local government comparable with similar demographics, values, aspirations and revenue base or any combination of education, training and experience which provides the requires knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job. . Prefer experiences to include rapid growth, a coastal community, a tourism-based economy, and disaster relief. Must have high energy and clearly possess and apply superior management, financial and leadership knowledge, skill, ability, and commitment. Must be a strong communicator and be able to build trust-based, effective working relationships with elected officials and a variety of critical internal and external stakeholders.

Compensation and Benefits
The compensation for the position is negotiable based on qualifications and experience.

Application and Selection Process
The recruitment will remain open until the position is filled. The first review of applications is scheduled for July 24, 2023.

To apply, please send a letter of application, detailed resume, and current salary to:

Robert E. Slavin, President or David Krings, Midwest Regional Manager
3040 Holcomb Bridge Road, Suite A-1
Norcross, Georgia 30071
Phone: (770) 449-4656
Fax: (770) 416-0848
Electronic submissions are preferred.
A detailed recruitment profile is available at .

The City of Gulf Shores is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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