The City Administrator performs such administrative and executive duties as assigned by the Mayor and is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the City. The incumbent in this position provides leadership to implement City goals and policies that are aligned with the City’s strategic objectives. The City Administrator oversees the preparation and submission of the City’s annual budget and provides direction on its administration; directs Assistant City Administrators in their review and evaluation of departmental budgets to ensure their alignment with City objectives; provides guidance and direction to senior management in formulating and executing administrative policies and procedures and setting goals and priorities for their respective areas of supervision; initiates and carries through to completion special programs and projects as directed by the Mayor; represents the City on various boards and committees as designated by the Mayor; serves as liaison to the City Commission; and coordinates the activities of all departments, divisions and agencies.
The position requires a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university with a major in Business Administration, Public Administration, or related field. Ten (10) years of progressively responsible executive managerial, budget, and finance experience or any equivalent combination of training and experience. Related Master’s degree and public sector experience is highly desirable.
A State of Florida valid driver’s license, required. A valid driver’s license from any state (equivalent to a State of Florida Class E) may be utilized upon application; with the ability to obtain the State of Florida driver’s license within 30 days from day of appointment.
Residency Requirement: As per City of West Palm Beach Charter, Article III, Section 3.03, “When appointed, the city administrator need not be a resident of the city, but during tenure of office the city administrator shall reside within the city.”