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The City of Apopka, Florida (pop. 55,496) is seeking a highly qualified local government professional to join its leadership team. As one of the fastest growing cities in Florida, Apopka needs a strong and versatile leader with extensive experience as an administrator, capable of addressing the challenges of a high growth environment. The City Administrator will oversee planning and the implementation of initiatives to meet increasing demands for services and infrastructure. A sincere commitment to public service is essential for the new Administrator as Apopka faces unprecedented growth and the consequent fiscal impacts.
 
Apopka offers a perfect work / life balance as a small city with easy access to world class attractions. Central Florida’s climate allows year-round enjoyment of a natural environment with more than 27,00 acres of local parks, conservation, and recreation areas. The Atlantic Ocean beaches are an easy day trip or weekend getaway. Amazing theme parks are a short 30-minute drive. The Orlando metro area has professional sports, arts, entertainment, and cultural venues available, plus a multitude of diverse shopping and dining experiences.
 
The City of Apopka is chartered as a strong mayor / council form of government. The Mayor and Council provide policy and direction for city government. The City Administrator is appointed by and directly responsible to the Mayor, effectively serving as chief of staff to the chief executive. Though the Administrator has no role in local politics, the successful candidate must have an understanding of the reality of political interests and influences.
 
General Duties and Responsibilities
  • Serves as the Chief Administrative Officer of the City under the direction of the Mayor.
  • Executes the policies, directives, and legislative actions of the City Council; prepares and presents policy improvements and revisions.
  • Coordinates the daily functions of the City; oversees general administration and department operations.
  • Maintains routine, daily communications with the Mayor and appropriate briefings with Council members. Establishes lines of communication that are responsive, timely and respectful of confidentiality.
  • Prepares and submits for Council approval the annual City operating budget; administers the approved budget; provides for financial reporting and analysis; informs City Council as to financial and other operational matters on a regular basis.
  • Supervises department employees which involved such duties as instructing, assigning, and reviewing work, maintaining standards, acting on employee problems, selecting new employees, appraising employee performance, recommending promotions, discipline, termination, and salary increases.
  • Performs related duties as required.
 
Qualifications
  • Requires a Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration, Business Administration, or related field with ten years experience in local government; a minimum of five years experience as an assistant city administrator, director of a large / complex department or agency; extensive experience with budget and personnel management and a capital program; or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the required skills, knowledge and abilities.
  • Master’s in Public Administration preferred.
 
Compensation
Salary range: $170,400 to $269,100
Competitive benefit package with generous retirement program and leave provisions; insurance plans for health, life, and disability coverage; travel allowances for routine and professional travel; communication allowance. Other provisions subject to employment contract.
 
Interested candidates should apply online with a cover letter, resume, and contact information for five professional references by April 12 to the attention of Jim Dinneen, Vice President, and Executive Recruiter GovHR USA. Questions may be directed to Jim Dinneen at (386) 846-2612.


Application Deadline: April 12, 2024

Posted: 2024-04-04


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