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Albany, GA (pop. 77,434) The City of Albany seeks an experienced and forward-thinking local government manager to lead its municipal organization. The City Commission’s desired candidates include rising Deputy or Assistant City Managers and current City Managers from comparably sized and demographically situated communities. The successful candidate will be an effective delegator with experience leading empowered subject matter experts and managing a full-service budget comparable to that of Albany. They will demonstrate strong communication skills and the ability to be both visionary and deliberative. This individual will be expected to maintain focus on strategic priorities while balancing the needs and interests of the seven-member City Commission, the city’s workforce, and the broader community.
As the county seat for Dougherty County and the largest city in Southwest Georgia, the city is home to Albany State University, a public, historically Black institution (HBCU) with an enrollment of more than 6,000 undergraduate and graduate students. Albany Technical College and a satellite campus of Troy University also call the city home. Albany also houses the Southwest Georgia Regional Airport (ABY), the administration of which falls under the purview of the City Manager. Albany is located about three hours south of the Georgia State capital of Atlanta and the Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport (ATL), and two hours north of the Florida State capital of Tallahassee.
Candidates must possess a bachelor’s degree, though a master’s degree and 10 years of progressively responsible management experience in a full-service city is preferred. The salary range is between $150,000 and $200,000+/- DOQ. Residency within Albany city limits is required. Submit resume, cover letter, and contact information for five professional references by August 10, 2021 at www.GovHRjobs.com to the attention of Dele Lowman Smith, Senior Vice President, GovHR USA, 630 Dundee Road, #225, Northbrook, IL 60062. Tel: 847-380-3240 Ext 141. The City is an Equal Opportunity Employer.