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Deputy City Manager

City of Acworth

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Position Summary
This position provides executive level management and leadership to the Development Director, City Clerk, and Director of Downtown Development, Tourism, and Historic Preservation including governance, policy formation, operational review of departments, economic development, and any related City management issues.

Position Description

  • Serves as a member of the city’s executive leadership team.
  • Serves as a project leader for organizational projects, reviews various issues, special events, and other projects as assigned.
  • Provides assistance to Department Heads as needed.
  • Provides administrative support to the City Manager in policy formation, operational review of municipal departments, budgetary decisions, and related City management issues.
  • Provides effective, professional leadership, positioning the Department to meet the community’s current and future needs through appropriate technologies and services.
  • Communicates City goals with continued open communication to all departments.
  • Provides focus on staff development and with coordination from Human Resources, identifies areas for new training and skillset.
  • Formulates and manages the city’s economic development and redevelopment activities and projects; develops long-range comprehensive plans for economic development.
  • Develops a mapping system to identify potential properties for annexation; seeks the annexation of residential and commercial properties.
  • Develops requests for qualifications, requests for proposals, and invitations for bids.
  • Reviews short and long – range capital improvement projects to meet the needs of customers.
  • Develops recommendation and provides official City cooperation for expanding and enhancing City economic and community development programs in collaboration with other City, State, Federal and private-sector officials.
  • Coordinates city-initiated redevelopment efforts.
  • Reviews information concerning potential funding sources, determines compatibility of funding source objectives with City needs and goals and directs the City’s response to grant applications.
  • Respond to and resolve difficult, complex, and sensitive citizen inquiries and complaints; interpret, analyze, defend, and explain City policies, procedures, programs, and activities.
  • Provide professional advice to Department Heads; review and recommend proposed legislation; make presentations to councils, boards, commissions, civic groups and the general public.  Prepare a variety of studies, reports and related information for decision-making purposes.
  • Attend and participate in professional group meetings; maintain awareness of new trends and developments in the field of public administration; incorporate new developments as appropriate.
  • Serves as City representative to federal, state, and local regulatory and financing agencies.
  • Researches, analyzes, and proposes new local, state, and local regulatory and financing agencies.
  • Serves as the liaison to other development-oriented organizations and agencies.
  • Develops and delivers presentations and attends meetings.
  • Performs the duties of the City Manager in his or her absence.
  • Performs related duties as required.


  • Knowledge of public administration principles and practices.
  • Knowledge of management principles and practices.
  • Knowledge of economic and community development principles and practices. 
  • Knowledge of general governance principals associated with city management, city clerk’s office, municipal court, permits, applications, and licensing.
  • Knowledge of relevant federal and state laws, local codes and ordinances, and city rules and regulations.
  • Knowledge of budget preparation and management principles.
  • Knowledge of personnel management principles, rules, and regulations.
  • Knowledge of public relations principles.
  • Skill in project management.
  • Skill in evaluating complex data.
  • Skill in working with the business community.
  • Skill in strategic planning.
  • Skill in establishing priorities and organizing work.
  • Skill in employee management and supervision.
  • Skill in problem solving.
  • Skill in interpersonal relations.
  • Skill in dealing with the public.
  • Skill in oral and written communication.

The City Manager assigns work in terms of department goals and objectives. The supervisor reviews work through conferences, reports, and observation of department activities.

Guidelines include city and departmental policies and procedures; city building codes and ordinances; and other federal, state, and local laws. These guidelines require judgment, selection, and interpretation in application. This position develops department guidelines.


  • The work consists of varied management duties. The variety of activities to be managed contribute to the complexity of the work.
  • The purpose of this position is to direct the city’s economic and community development functions and to assist in directing the operations of the city government. Successful performance ensures the effective and efficient operation of the city government, affects the quality of life for city residents and visitors, and contributes to the city’s economic and community development.


  • Contacts are typically with co‑workers, other city employees, elected and appointed officials, representatives of external agencies, and members of the general public.
  • Contacts are typically to exchange information, motivate persons, negotiate matters, resolve problems, and provide services.


  • The work is typically performed while sitting at a desk or table or while intermittently sitting, standing, bending, crouching, or stooping.
  • The work is typically performed in an office.

This position has direct and indirect supervision over various department heads and/or supervisors.


  • Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with the completion of a baccalaureate degree in a course of study related to the occupational field.
  • Experience sufficient to thoroughly understand the diverse objectives and functions of the subunits in the division/department in order to direct and coordinate work within the division/department, usually interpreted to require five to seven years of related experience.
  • Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver’s license issued by the State of Georgia for the type of vehicle or equipment operated.

The qualifications listed above represent the credentials necessary to perform the essential functions of this position. To be successful in this position, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.

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