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City Manager

City of Thomasville, GA

Posted: Jul. 3, 2018

End Date: Aug. 31, 2018

The City of Thomasville, Georgia is located in southwest Georgia approximately 35 miles north of Tallahassee, Florida.  Known as an innovative city that has preserved its history and heritage, the City of Thomasville has become a tourism destination with an award-winning downtown, historic buildings, and events, many of which offer glimpses into the grand Victorian era, during which Thomasville was known as the "Winter Resort of the South."  The City has a Council-Manager form of government with a five-member City Council comprised of the Mayor and four City Councilmembers who are responsible for setting priorities and policies to maintain and enhance the City’s enviable quality of life.  The City Manager is appointed by the Council and serves as the chief executive officer and provides leadership, direction, guidance and management in a team-oriented, collaborative environment. 

The City is a full-service agency and includes general government functions such as Administration, Economic Development and Communications, Facilities and Public Works, Country Oaks Golf Course, Thomasville Municipal Airport,  Main Street, Tourism, Financial Services, Human Resources, Public Safety, Regulatory, Technical Services, Information Technology and Utilities (Electric, Water, Natural Gas, Sewer, and broadband utilities).  The City has 450 employees in general government and utilities with an annual operating budget of $123 million and a capital budget of $14 million.  With no property tax, the City relies on enterprise funds to support city operations and community services.  The City Manager must have exceptional leadership skills along with a collaborative, team-oriented management style.  Must be a visionary leader with sound business acumen, solid budgetary skills, and experience with governmental utilities.  Must be accessible and responsive to citizens via involvement with community activities, board memberships and civic engagements.

Requirements include a Bachelor’s Degree in Public or Business Administration or a closely related field; Master’s degree is preferred.  Candidates should have at least ten (10) years of progressively responsible executive management level experience in public/municipal administration, five (5) of which should be in a city manager or deputy/assistant city manager capacity.  Candidates should also have experience in strategic planning, performance measurements, community engagement, and economic development.  A comparable amount of education, training and experience may be substituted for the minimum requirements, if determined the job duties can be performed. The salary range is open, dependent upon qualifications.  Position is open until filled. 

If you are interested in this outstanding opportunity, apply online at www.srnsearch.com.  Questions regarding this recruitment may be directed to S. Renée Narloch, S. Renée Narloch & Associates, (850) 391-0000 or info@srnsearch.com. A detailed brochure is available at www.srnsearch.com. 

The City of Thomasville is an Equal Opportunity/E-Verify Employer.