Sewall’s Point is a desirable, primarily residential coastal community on the Treasure Coast in Martin County, Florida, approximately 45 miles north of West Palm Beach, FL. The Town has a population of 2,078 (2013) and is 1.2 square miles
in area. Five non-term-limited Town Commission members are elected on a nonpartisan basis; the Mayor and Vice-Mayor are appointed annually on a rotating basis. The operating budget is $2.3 M, with an additional $1.98M programmed for
construction FY 2018-19. Staff includes14 FT employees (11 FT in the Police Department) and 4 PT employees. Two Town Managers have served since 2006.
The current Town Manager, hired in 2013, is retiring. The Town provides Police, Public Works (maintenance), and Building Permit services. The City of Stuart provides Fire/Rescue service; Martin County provides potable water service; and a private contractor billed directly on property tax bills handles waste service. The Town currently has no sanitary sewer service, although construction of a system is being discussed as an alternative to private septic systems. Martin County provides IT services. Legal, engineering, and accounting services plus landscape maintenance are provided on a contractual basis with private firms. The Town does not provide recreational programming but owns the Town Commons park and several neighborhood parks, all maintained by a landscape contractor.
Candidates must possess expertise in finance and budgeting, including capital project development and implementation. Recognizing that Sewall’s Point is a small community with high customer service expectations, candidates must demonstrate
a willingness to be visible in the community and to work collaboratively with residents. Additionally, the ideal candidate must be a decisive, hands-on, ethical, team-oriented leader with effective written/oral communication skills, consensus building skills, and strong listening skills. The position may require additional, occasional temporary assignments caused by staff vacancies. Candidates must be comfortable using technology to prepare financial models, project planning, and social media. Also, candidates must demonstrate the experience and ability to maintain a positive relationship with a Town Commission that expects timely execution of policy with periodic reports of results achieved.
Residency is not required; however, residence within 30 miles of the Town is preferred. Educational requirements include a college degree in public administration or a related field. A Bachelor’s degree is acceptable but a Master’s degree is a plus. Also required is at least five years of municipal administration experience, with Florida experience and/or coastal community experience preferred. Membership in ICMA is preferred.
The annual salary range is $100,000 - $110,000 plus an excellent benefits package.
How To Apply:
Additional information about this position is available at: http://sewallspoint.org
Please send one (1) electronic submission to https://wetransfer.com in care of email@example.com no later than 4:00 PM EDT on September 16, 2019.
Submitted application packets must be in PDF format and contain a signed cover letter, resume, salary history, references, and a completed Town Manager Application Form. Incomplete application packets will not be considered by the Town. Semi-finalists will be requested to complete a professional skills assessment shortly after the application period closes.
Please note: Under Florida law, application packets become public record when they are received by the Town.