City Manager


Job Details

  • Job Function: Chief Administrator (City, County, Town Manager)
  • Credential: Preferred
  • Salary: $105,000 - $125,000. DOQ
  • Population: 5,500
  • Website:
  • Form of Government: Council-Manager

Post Date: Jun 7 2019

Deadline: Jul 9 2019

Go to and fill out an application package and submit to as per the instructions.


City of Fellsmere, Florida
City Manager Position Announcement

The Mayor and City Council seek to recruit a new City Manager due to the recent resignation of Fellsmere’s first City Manager, who has served since 2005 and has relocated to a larger city. The new City Manager must have the abilities and experience to guide Fellsmere with an appropriate combination of community orientation, leadership, and operational skills.

Fellsmere is a diverse, politically stable community with a population of 5,517 (2018 BEBR), comprising approximately 57 square miles located in Indian River County, Florida, approximately an hour and a half from West Palm Beach and Orlando. A small-town community with a residential/agricultural atmosphere, Fellsmere has opportunities for tremendous growth. While protecting the character of its core, the City has also consciously positioned itself through annexation and economic development incentives with a progressive regulatory framework for long-term sustainable growth.

Fellsmere operates under the Council/Manager form of government by Charter. The City Council is vested with policy-making and legislative authority. The City Council consists of a Mayor and four Council members, elected on a non-partisan basis with staggered 2-year terms. City Council members are not subject to term limits. The City Manager serves at the pleasure of the Council as the Chief Administrative Officer. The City Manager has oversight of the Police, Public Works/Utilities, Finance, and Community Development/Building Services departments. Fire/Rescue and Library services are provided by Indian River County. Including Council members, the City employs 33 staff, making teamwork a key work ethic. The FY 2018-2019 General Fund Budget is $3,021,529, with a combined Funds budget of $11,570,569.

City Charter and Code information on the City Manager may be found at .

The ideal candidate will be a manager or assistant manager with at least 5 years of municipal management experience and a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in public management or a related field. A master’s degree in Public Administration or a related field plus Florida local government management experience are preferred. A demonstrated record of economic development, intergovernmental funding and grant solicitation/administration skills are highly desired. Because Fellsmere is a small community, the City Manager is expected to be a strong, hands-on, ethical, team-oriented leader with effective communication skills, a strong commitment to a diverse citizenry, and analytical problem-solving skills. ICMA membership is strongly preferred.
The City Council will provide a competitive salary and benefits. Starting salary will be $105,000 — $125,000, depending on qualifications. The City Manager is required to reside within a 40 mile radius of Fellsmere. All finalist candidates will be subject to financial, educational, professional, press, criminal, and social media background checks.
Please send one (1) electronic submission in care of Putnam Moreman, CPA, CGFM, Director of Finance, Accounting and Human Resources at: no later than 5:00 PM EDT on July 9, 2019.

Application packets submitted must be in PDF format and contain a cover letter, resume, salary history, references, and a completed City Manager Application Form. Incomplete application packets will not be considered by the City. Application packets are available on the City’s website.

The City Council anticipates that on-site final interviews will take place in mid-August 2019.

Additional information about Fellsmere may be found at the City’s website .

This search is being assisted by the Florida Senior Advisor Program, a voluntary organization affiliated with the Florida City and County Management Association.

Please note: Under Florida law, application packets become public record when received by the City.

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