City Manager

City of Charlottesville, VA

Job Details

  • Job Function: Chief Administrator (City/County Manager)
  • Credential: Preferred
  • Salary: DOQ
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Population: 43,475
  • Where: Charlottesville, VA
  • Form of Government: Council-Manager

Post Date: Dec 11 2018

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Located in West Central Virginia at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the City of Charlottesville is 100 miles southwest of Washington, D.C. and 70 miles northwest of Richmond, Virginia. Established in 1762, the City is 10.4 square miles and has approximately 49,000 residents within a 200,000 population metropolitan statistical area. Known for its picturesque beauty, Charlottesville is a charming and innovative community which is home to the University of Virginia. The City of Charlottesville voters elect a five-member Council. Members serve staggered four-year terms, and they select one Councilor to serve as Mayor and one as Vice Mayor for two years. The City Council appoints the City Manager, Director of Finance, City Assessor, Clerk of the Council and members of major policy-making Boards and Commissions. The City is a full-service city with approximately 977 full-time staff, an FY2018-19 General Fund operating budget of $179.7 million, an FY2018-19 Capital Improvement Plan budget of $23.4 million, and a AAA bond rating. The City Manager, along with two Assistant City Managers, provides general leadership, direction, guidance, and management for departments including finance, fire, human resources, human rights, human services, information technology, neighborhood development services (which is the City’s planning and development review department), parks and recreation, police, public utilities, public works (which includes the City’s office of sustainability), social services, and transit. The offices of communications, economic development, and redevelopment are divisions within the City Manager’s office and currently report directly to the City Manager. Requirements include a Bachelor’s degree in Public or Business Administration or related field; Master’s degree desirable. A substantial amount of public sector management experience as a manager, deputy or assistant in a comparably sized or larger city or county is required. Should have experience working with citizen groups and building community and Council consensus, as well as substantial experience in economic and community development/redevelopment and public finance. Certification as an ICMA Credentialed Manager is a plus. Starting salary is open, dependent upon qualifications. Residency required. If interested in this outstanding opportunity, visit to view a detailed brochure and apply. First review of applications will take place on January 21, 2019; position is open until filled. Questions regarding this recruitment may be directed to Ms. S. Renée Narloch at or 850.391.0000. The City of Charlottesville is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Pursuant to the Virginia Freedom of Information Act, applications and résumés may be subject to public disclosure at the Council’s discretion.