Job Opening City Manager for The City of Pahokee

City Manager  City of Pahokee 

Pahokee, FL

Veterans' Preference Applies · EEO Statement The City of Pahokee does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age or disability, marital status, family status or sexual orientation in employment or the provision of services.

This position directs, manages and coordinates the administration of the City of Pahokee in accordance with the policies and goals determined by the City Commission. This is highly responsible administrative and technical management work directing City affairs and implementing policies set forth by the Mayor and City Commission Work is performed independently within general policies established by the Mayor and City Commissioners.

The following duties are normal for this position. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this classification. Other duties may be required and assigned.

Prepare agenda for City Commission meetings. Coordinate preparation of staff recommendations on all agenda items.

Plan, organize, direct and coordinate the activities of City Departments and supervise Department heads.

Assist Commissioners in developing major policies for the general direction of City affairs, for planning long range programs and for making difficult administrative decisions.

Delegate authority for the performance of lesser administrative and technical activities and work, and emphasize general administration and coordination.

Administer and implement directives and policy decisions and supervises all departments and employees.

Coordinate policy and budgetary matters.

Confer with and advise department heads on problems related to the operation and direction of various City programs, develops and installs work procedures, forms and methods.

Direct and review preparation of the annual City budget and direct City personnel practices.

Receive requests and complaints from the public concerning administrative action of the various departments, follows up on the correct action and sees that replies to inquiries are given.

  •  Perform organizational and procedural analysis of the City departments.
  • Gather information, prepare reports and make recommendations.
  • Attend meetings of professional organizations and speak before local civic groups on various aspects of City government. Represent the City on various intergovernmental organizations.
  • Confer with representatives of federal, state, and city agencies on matters pertaining to a number of City programs.
  • Performs all functions and responsibilities according to the Palm Beach County Code of Ethics and Florida State Statutes 112.313
  • Fosters positive employee relations and employee morale on a City-wide basis.
  • Graduation from an accredited four year college or university with a Bachelor's degree in Public or Business Administration;
  • Five to Ten (5- 10) years progressively responsible experience in municipal or corporate management work, including experience in a senior management position. 
  • Extensive knowledge of modern principles and practices of public administration.
  • Extensive knowledge of municipal structural and functional organization and interrelationships of City Departments.
  • Preference will be given to applicants with experience in Senior Management positions in Public Sector*

Thorough knowledge of charter provisions, ordinances, and state laws governing the administration of City government. Thorough knowledge of the functions, organization, staffing, and operating procedures of various City departments. Technical knowledge of fields relating to the various departments under his/her immediate supervision. Ability to plan, assign, delegate, and direct the work of administrative and supervisory personnel. Ability to conduct special studies, to analyze and interpret findings, to solve administrative problems, and prepare reports. Ability to manage and prioritize routine, specialized and complex assignments and problems utilizing knowledge acquired through prior education, training, and experience. Ability to communicate effectively in oral and written form. Ability to adapt to an evolving and continually improving environment. Requires demonstrated ability to utilize personal computer and office software such as MS Word, MS Excel and electronic mail.

The abilities expected of all employees include being able to respond to supervision, guidance and direction of superiors in a positive, receptive manner and in accordance with stated policies, be appropriately groomed and attired so as to present a professional image in accordance with the organization's mission, goals, and policies; report for work promptly and properly prepared at the time and place required by the assignment or orders; notify the appropriate supervisor of intended absences in accordance with stated rules; conform with standards and rules regarding use of accrued time; demonstrate a polite, helpful and courteous manner when engaged in any activity with the public; operate and care for equipment to manufacturer's specifications and/or within the specified parameters; demonstrate an understanding, consideration, and respect of cultural, religious, and gender differences when interacting with the public and colleagues.

A comparable combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this position, may be substituted for the minimum qualifications.

Physical Demands/Work Environment: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. The work environment characteristics described are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit and talk or hear, use hands to finger, handle, feel, or operate objects, tools, or controls, and reach with both hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to walk and stand. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 15 lbs. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.

SELECTION GUIDELINES: Formal application, rating of education and experience; oral interview and reference check; job related tests might be required. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement with the employer, and requirements of the job change

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