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City Manager

Stone Mountain

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This is high-level administrative, technical and professional work in the direction and supervision of city government. Work involves managing and supervising all departments of the City to achieve goals within available resources. Responsibilities include preparation of the annual budget, providing leadership and direction in the development of short and long range plans, advising the Mayor and City Council of financial conditions and current and future needs of the city, and monitoring and ensuring compliance with state/federal regulations.  




  • Manages activities of City departments by assigning priorities and objectives to department heads and professional staff; reviews/approves management reports regarding department and administrative activities
  • Ensures that all city operations are performed within available resources
  • Provides leadership and direction in the development of short and long range plans; gathers, interprets and prepares data for studies, reports and recommendations for decision making purposes
  • Provides professional advice to the Mayor, City Council and department heads
  • Communicates official plans, policies and procedures to staff and the general public
  • Prepares and administers annual City budget; monitors revenues and expenditures to assigned area to assure that city operations are performed within budget and to assure sound fiscal control
  • Advises the Mayor and City Council of the financial conditions and current and future city needs
  • Assures effective and efficient use of budgeted funds, personnel, materials, and facilities
  • Determines work procedures, prepares work schedules, and expedites workflow; studies and standardizes procedures to improve efficiency and effectiveness of operations
  • Ensures that all operations are performed according to City policies, procedures, and ordinances as well as federal, state, and local laws
  • Writes and administers grants for various departments
  • Tracks legislative issues and ensures that the City stays abreast of and in compliance with new laws
  • Responsible for personnel management and recommends personnel changes
  • Facilitate strategic planning activities that include development and implementation of multi-year goals, objectives and administrative policies and procedures
  • Confers with residents, taxpayers, business and other individuals, groups as well as outside agencies having an interest or potential interest in affairs of the City
  • Interpret, analyze and explain policies, procedures and programs
  • Establishes working relationships with representatives of community organizations, state/local agencies and associations, City management and staff, and the public
  • Perform other duties as assigned


Knowledge Required by the Position:

  • Knowledge of modern policies and practices of municipal government
  • Knowledge of personnel management practices
  • Knowledge of City codes, ordinances, resolutions, policies, and guidelines regarding the City organization and operations
  • Knowledge of functions and activities of City departments
  • Knowledge of principles and practices of municipal government budget preparation and administration
  • Knowledge of state laws, regulations, and guidelines governing City operations
  • Skill in preparing and administering municipal budgets
  • Skill in planning, organizing, staffing, and directing the efficient and effective delivery of City services, programs and functions through subordinate staff
  • Skill in providing responsive advice and staff support to the Mayor and Council
  • Skill in grant writing
  • Ability to prepare and analyze comprehensive reports
  • Ability to establish priorities and direct the allocation of City resources
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, effectively verbally and in writing
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, city officials and the public
  • Ability to efficiently and effectively administer a municipal government


Supervisory Controls:  Work is performed under the direct supervision of the Mayor and City Council


Guidelines:  Guidelines include City and departmental policies and procedures; City codes and ordinances and Federal, State and Local laws


Complexity: The work consists of a variety of highly administrative, technical and supervisory duties


Scope and Effect: The purpose of this position is to effectively and efficiently manage the operations of the City


Personal Contacts: Contacts are typically with co-workers, vendors, developers, state and local governments, and the general public


Purpose of Contacts: Contacts are typically to give and exchange information and resolve conflict and solve problems


Physical Demands: The work is typically performed with the employee sitting at a desk 


Work Environment:  The work is typically performed in an office


Supervisory and Management Responsibility:  This position is responsible for managing and supervising all departments in the City 




Possession of a valid State of Georgia driver’s license (Class C) and a satisfactory Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) are required




Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in public administration, business administration or related field.  Master’s degree preferred. Five years of increasingly responsible experience in local government or related field with supervisory experience. 


Requirements included in this class specification

are subject to modification to reasonably

accommodate individuals with disabilities.


Contact Warren Hutmacher, or (470-590-2930.

The City of Stone Mountain is an equal opportunity employer.



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