Berkley, MI (pop. 15,194) – The City of Berkley is located in Oakland County, Michigan, offering a comfortable blend of small-town living and an authentic urban experience, with easy access to major metropolitan areas and amenities.  The City is proud of its award-winning downtown; community events; excellent housing options; and welcoming culture, the City of Berkley is a place where residents, businesses and visitors can BE ENGAGED. 
Berkley is governed under a Council-Manager form of government. The Mayor and six City Council members serve as the policy-making body of the City. By City Charter, the City Manager is responsible for the proper administration of the affairs of the city and charged with enforcing all laws, ordinances, and policies set forth by the City Council. 
The City’s General Fund budget is approximately $15.5 million, and its total all-fund budget is about $37.8 million. Berkley has approximately 88 full-time and 40 part-time/seasonal staff.  Most full-time employees are represented by collective bargaining units. An important priority for the next City Manager is to support and retain Berkley’s valued employees and attract dedicated public servants, including the recruitment and retention of key positions.  The City Manager will have an opportunity to document and implement a succussion plan that will maintain the core quality of life services of the City.
Berkley is most interested in individuals who have proven experience in developing a responsive and accountable culture, are exceptional at setting priorities, and will be focused on the City’s long-term financial goals. The successful candidate will have excellent communication skills and will proactively engage with the diverse constituencies of the City. The next City Manager will have thorough knowledge of a wide range of local government topics and extensive experience in engaging with elected leaders.  
Ideal candidates will have a track record of effectively working with staff, electeds and community partners, with the highest level of transparency and trust.  Individuals who will be results oriented on key initiatives and are excited to be a part of the Berkley community are encouraged to apply. 
Candidates are required to have: 
  • Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration, Business Administration or closely related field; Master’s Degree in Public Administration or related discipline is preferred.
  • Five or more years of progressively more responsible municipal management experience, preferably as a City Manager and/or Assistant Manager; or other professional experience comparable to this requirement.
Salary is $140,000 – $160,000, dependent on qualification and experience (DOQE). The City offers its employees a comprehensive benefit package. The City of Berkley is an equal opportunity employer. 
Apply online with resume, cover letter, and contact information for 5 professional references by August 12, 2024.  If you have questions, please contact Jaymes Vettraino, GovHR USA, Tel: 847-380-3240 ext. 126. 

Application Deadline: August 12, 2024

Posted: 2024-07-09

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