The City Manager shall be the Chief Administrative Officer of the City and shall be responsible to the City Council for all the administration of city affairs placed in his/her charge. The City Manager shall have the following powers and duties:
1. Direct and supervise the administration of all departments, offices and agencies of the city, except as otherwise provided by the City Charter or by law;
2. To hire, and when deems it necessary for the good of the city, suspend or remove any city employees or officers, except those appointed by the City Council;
3. Attend all meetings of the City Council (with the right to take part in discussions but not to vote);
4. See that all laws, provisions of the City Charter and acts of the City Council subject to enforcement by him/her or by officers’ subject to his/her direction and supervision, are faithfully executed;
5. Prepare and submit the annual budget, budget message, and capital program to the City Council together with such other reports concerning city operations as the City Council may require; and administer the adopted budget, including certification of the budget, review of work programs and allotments and make requests for appropriation transfers. City Manager shall also perform all functions as purchasing agent or appoint such agent;
6. Prepare or cause to be prepared and submit to the City Council a complete report on the finances and administrative activities of the city as of the end of each fiscal year;
7. Prepare or cause to be prepared and submit to the City Council such other reports as the City Council may require concerning the operation of city departments, offices and agencies subject to his/her direction and supervision;
8. Keep the City Council fully advised of the financial condition and future needs of the City and make such recommendations to the City Council concerning the affairs of the City as he/she deems desirable;
9. Execute contracts on behalf of the City, unless the City Council or City Charter provide(s) otherwise;
10. Sign city checks;
11. Perform such other duties as are specified in the Charter or as may be required by the City Council.
The City Manager is responsible for the appointment and, when necessary, the removal of all city employees in Administration, Police, Fire (Volunteer), Public Works, Stormwater Management, Finance, Human Resources, Parks and Recreation, Planning, Code Enforcement, Permitting and Inspection. The City Manager oversees each of these department heads. The City Manager will notify the City Council regarding the removal of an employee in order that they may be fully advised of the situation.
The ideal candidate must be an outstanding, confident, mature and experienced professional, possessing honesty and high ethical standards and integrity.
The candidate must be someone with initiative and drive who can serve as a staunch advocate for the City of Indian Harbour Beach. Must be an effective leader. Must lead by example and serve as a role model to staff and the community.
The candidate embraces the community and is involved in the community
The candidate is forward thinking and proactive in identifying issues facing the community. The candidate is versed in long range strategic planning to assist the City Council in meeting the long-term challenges facing the community.
The candidate is familiar with the environmental issues unique to a barrier island City, especially Indian Harbour Beach.
The candidate must have good listening skills and be an effective communicator who can easily convey written and verbal communication with the City Council, city staff, the public, the business community, adjacent municipalities and the county, state and federal officials and governmental agencies. The candidate must keep the City Council informed and apprised of issues that impact the city operations and residents.
The candidate must be respectful of others and be positive and approachable and must be open and accessible to citizens, businesses, staff and the entire City Council.
The candidate must be able to build consensus among divergent groups and be a good problem solver and facilitator.
The candidate must value and embrace cultural diversity.
The candidate must have the ability to maintain composure with an even disposition and must know how to deescalate contentious situations.
The candidate must be comfortable working in a small-size Florida coastal community.
The candidate is experienced in emergency management.
The candidate must have an inclusive management style, a willingness to delegate to professional staff and the ability to withstand pressures brought on by workload and emotionally charged issues.
The candidate must have strong financial and budget management skills.
The candidate must have experience in implementing redevelopment strategies.
The candidate must be eligible for ICMA and FCCMA membership.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
The position requires a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in business administration, public administration, accounting, finance, public policy, or related field. A Master’s degree or equivalent experience in public or municipal administration or related field is preferred.
Leadership experience in public or municipal administration. Knowledge and significant experience in municipal operations, services and finance, including without limitation, budget development and implementation.
Managerial and personnel administration experience in the public and/or private sectors. Excellent communication skills and experiences working closely with elected officials. Experience facilitating conflict management and resolution. Ability to collaborate and develop effective community partnerships.
Knowledge and general understanding of federal, state and local laws, regulations and ordinances governing Florida municipalities.
A minimum of five years or more job experience in management in local government.
(A comparable amount of training, education and experience may be substituted for the above minimum qualifications.)