City Manager

City of Tarpon Springs, FL

As a Charter employee, the City Manager is appointed by and serves at the pleasure of and under the direct supervision of the Board of Commissioners. The City Manager is the chief administrative officer of the City and is vested with the power to execute the laws and administer the government of the City. Essential functions assigned to the City Manager include: preparation and administration of the annual budget; appointment, evaluation and, when necessary, termination of City employees; preparation and administration of the annual City budget for the Tarpon Springs CRA and the CRA Board (Board of Commissioners); keeping the Board fully advised as to the financial condition and future needs of the City; and making recommendations to the Board concerning the affairs of the City. A full list of the City Manager’s assigned functions is available in detailed recruitment on the City’s website at:

Position requirements include a combination of education and experience equivalent to attainment of a Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration or related field (Master’s degree preferred) and at least five years’ experience in managerial, financial, and executive level decision-making in a commission/manager or related system of government. An equivalent combination of education/training and experience may be substituted, at the City’s discretion.

Ideally, Tarpon Springs’ next City Manager will have the following personal characteristics: analytical, professionally experienced, a relaxed style, smart and efficient, accessible, approachable, and personable; stable, able to understand complex issues and concerns; high energy, and consistently advancing projects forward; and willing to become and be seen as a part of the community.
Compensation for the position will be very competitive. Beginning compensation is negotiable based on qualifications and experience. The City offers excellent employee benefits which include generous paid time off, medical, and dental insurance, life/AD&D, retirement benefits (Mission Square Retirement (401(a), deferred compensation (457(b)), and more.

Per the City Charter, the city manager shall establish permanent legal residency within the city within one year after appointment. The board of commissioners may temporarily excuse the residency requirement for such time periods, no one time period to exceed one year, as it deems appropriate in the best interest of the city.

The recruitment will remain open until the position is filled. The first review of applications is scheduled to begin on May 24, 2024. Applications received after the first review date may be considered at the City’s discretion. Please submit a letter of interest, a detailed résumé, and current salary to:

Jane Kniffen, Human Resources Director
324 E. Pine Street
Tarpon Springs, FL 34689
Phone: (727) 938-3711
Fax: (727) 942-5621
City website:

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Job Details

Job Function
Chief Administrator (City, County, Town Manager)
Position Type
Full Time

City of Tarpon Springs


324 Pine St
Tarpon Springs, FL 34689-4004
United States

Form of Government


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