City Manager

Town of Smyrna, TN

Job Details

  • Job Function: Chief Administrator (City/County Manager)
  • Credential: Preferred
  • Salary: $130,000 - $145,000. Dependent upon qualifications
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Population: 48,596
  • Website:
  • Where: 315 South Lowry Street, Smyrna, TN 37167
  • Form of Government: Mayor-Council

Post Date: Feb 26 2018

Deadline: Mar 28 2018

Applications are accepted online only. To apply please visit the Town\'s employment page at


The Town of Smyrna, Tennessee is recruiting for the position of Town Manager. The current manager is retiring after having served 5 years; the previous manager had served for over 11 years. The Town operates under a Town Manager form of government, with a seven-member Council comprised of a part-time mayor (four year term) and six council members (four year term). The Town Manager is responsible for planning, directing and managing the activities of all Town operations and functions, and recommending and implementing policies established by the Council. The manager oversees a budget of over $90 million, and 25 departments with 409 full-time and over 100 part-time/seasonal employees.

Smyrna, named one of the top 25 best places to retire by Forbes Magazine in 2016 and listed as one of the Best Places to Live by Money Magazine in 2017, is a thriving suburb 20 minutes southeast of Nashville with a strong economy, low property tax rate, low cost of living, with close proximity to exciting Nashville attractions (like Music Row, Tennessee Titans, and Nashville Predators). The Town proudly offers quality of life amenities including vibrant parks and greenways, public golf course, outdoor adventure center, conference center, shopping and dining opportunities, and a local airport. The Town hosts family friendly community celebrations throughout the year and has a revitalized historic downtown district. The Town boasts excellent public and private schools as well as a local community college and is only minutes away from the largest university in the state, Middle Tennessee State University.

Smyrna’s leadership is progressive and innovative and strives to provide its citizens with quality services and opportunities. The Town partners with the community to provide culture, historic preservation, education, jobs, and recreation, while balancing a strategically planned environment for industry, commerce, and public transportation. City Home Page:

The successful City Manager candidate will have a strong background in finance and economic development, excellent interpersonal and communication skills, a proven track record of success, be able to manage multiple projects simultaneously, and be able to build on the strengths that a diverse community such as Smyrna offers. Minimum requirements include a bachelor’s degree (master’s preferred) in management, public administration, business administration or a related field, with several years of increasingly responsible management experience, including at least five years of leadership experience in local government.

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