GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES
Under the general direction of the City Commission, performs executive level administrative, technical, and professional work. Position has latitude in interpreting municipal policy and procedure. Responsibilities include exercising supervision over all municipal employees either directly or through subordinate supervisors, providing administrative direction to the city department directors. On call 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.
SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
The list of essential functions, as outlined herein, is intended to be representative of the tasks performed within this classification. It is not necessarily descriptive of any one position in the class. The omission of an essential function does not preclude management from assigning duties not listed herein if such functions are a logical assignment to the position.
• Manages and supervises all departments, agencies, and offices of the city to achieve goals within available resources.
• Plans and organizes workloads and staff assignments, trains, motivates, and evaluates assigned staff, reviews progress and directs changes as needed.
• Provides leadership and direction in the development of short and long range plans; gathers, interprets, and prepares data for studies, reports, and recommendations; coordinates department activities with other departments and agencies as needed.
• Provides professional advice to the City Commission and department heads; communicates official plans, policies, and procedures to councils, boards, and the general public.
• Assures that assigned areas of responsibility are performed with established budget; performs cost control activities; monitors revenues and expenditures in assigned area to assure sound fiscal policy control; prepares annual budget requests, assures effective and efficient use of budgeted funds, personnel, materials, facilities, and time.
• Issues written and oral instructions; assigns duties and examines work for conformance with established policies and procedures.
• Studies and standardizes procedures to improve efficiency and effectiveness of operations.
• Prepares and submits a preliminary annual city budget and administers the adopted budget.
• Prepares variety of studies, reports, and related information to the City Commission for recommendations and decision-making purposes.
• Ensures all laws and ordinances are faithfully performed.
• Attends all City Commission meetings.
• Ensures the public safety of all city facilities through on-site inspections.
• Ensures a safe working environment for all employees.
• Assures that development activities are processed in a timely manner.
• Performs related work as required.
• Normal hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., not inclusive of evening meetings and events.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES
• Knowledge of city laws, regulations, policies and practices.
• Knowledge of budget development principles and methods.
• Working knowledge of municipal finance, human resources, public works, public safety, and community development in relation to municipal administration.
• Ability to prepare, administer and implement municipal budgets and programs.
• Knowledge of methods used in developing surveys and preparing reports.
• Ability to analyze and resolve a broad range of administrative and citizens’ issues, or direct such to appropriate entities.
• Ability to maintain positive public relations through tact and courtesy.
• Should the City Manager be out of the office for an extended period of time, the City Commission can appoint an Interim City Manager. If the absence is temporary in nature, it is recommended that either the Finance Director or the City Engineer assume those responsibilities.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE
A Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration, Business Administration or related fields from an accredited college or university and three (3) years' public administration experience; or ten (10) years' experience in public administration, with at least three (3) years' experience in a city manager or assistant city manager position, which is certified by the International City Management Association. Skilled in the operation of computers including e-mail, spreadsheets, and word processing programs. Must possess strong interpersonal skills and communicate effectively with poise and confidence.
Tasks involve the ability to exert light physical effort in sedentary work, but which may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing or pulling objects and materials of light weight (5-10 pounds). Tasks may involve extended periods of time at a keyboard or workstation. Work is generally performed indoors in an office setting with occasional exposure to environmental factors.