Town Manager

Town of Sewall's Point, FL

Job Details

  • Job Function: Chief Administrator (City/County Manager)
  • Credential: Preferred
  • Salary: $70,000 - $100,000.
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Population: 1,996
  • Where: 1 South Sewalls Point Rd, Sewalls Point, FL 34996
  • Form of Government: Mayor-Council

Post Date: May 20 2019

Deadline: Jun 19 2019


Sewall’s Point is a desirable, primarily residential coastal community on the
Treasure Coast in Martin County, Florida, approximately 45 miles north of West
Palm Beach, FL. The Town has a population of 2,078 (2013) and is 1.2 square miles
in area. Five non-term-limited Town Commission members are elected on a nonpartisan
basis; the Mayor and Vice-Mayor are appointed annually on a rotating
basis. The operating budget is $2.3 M, with an additional $1.98M programmed for
construction FY 2018-19. Staff includes14 FT employees (11 FT in the Police
Department) and 4 PT employees. Two Town Managers have served since 2006.
The current Town Manager, hired in 2013, is retiring.
The Town provides Police, Public Works (maintenance), and Building Permit
services. The City of Stuart provides Fire/Rescue service; Martin County provides
potable water service; and a private contractor billed directly on property tax bills
handles waste service. The Town currently has no sanitary sewer service, although
construction of a system is being discussed as an alternative to private septic
systems. Martin County provides IT services. Legal, engineering, and accounting
services plus landscape maintenance are provided on a contractual basis with private
firms. The Town does not provide recreational programming but owns the Town
Commons park and several neighborhood parks, all maintained by a landscape
Candidates must possess expertise in finance and budgeting, including capital
project development and implementation. Recognizing that Sewall’s Point is a small
community with high customer service expectations, candidates must demonstrate
a willingness to be visible in the community and to work collaboratively with
residents. Additionally, the ideal candidate must be a decisive, hands-on, ethical,
team-oriented leader with effective written/oral communication skills, consensus building skills, and strong listening skills. The position may require additional,
occasional temporary assignments caused by staff vacancies. Candidates must be
comfortable using technology to prepare financial models, project planning, and
social media. Also, candidates must demonstrate the experience and ability to
maintain a positive relationship with a Town Commission that expects timely
execution of policy with periodic reports of results achieved.
Residency is not required; however, residence within 30 miles of the Town is
Educational requirements include a college degree in public administration or a
related field. A Bachelor’s degree is acceptable but a Master’s degree is a plus. Also
required is at least five years of municipal administration experience, with Florida
experience and/or coastal community experience preferred. Membership in ICMA
is preferred.
The annual salary range is $70,000 - $100,000 plus an excellent benefits package.
Additional information about this position is available at:
Please send one (1) electronic submission to in care of no later than 5:00 PM EDT on June 19, 2019.
Submitted application packets must be in PDF format and contain a signed cover
letter, resume, salary history, references, and a completed Town Manager
Application Form. Incomplete application packets will not be considered by the
Semi-finalists will be requested to complete a professional skills assessment shortly
after the application period closes.
It is anticipated the on-site interviews will occur the last week of July.
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
they are received by the Town.

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