City Manager Job Description

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CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CLASS

In accordance with the Charter of the City of Melbourne and City Code, performs as the chief administrative and executive officer of the city. Is responsible to the city council for the administration of all city affairs in accordance with city policies and as provided by the state, county, and federal law.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

A. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Appoint, and, when necessary for the good of the city, suspend or remove all city employees, except those appointed by the city council. He may authorize the head of a department, agency, or office to exercise such powers within the department, agency or office.

Fix the salary of the city officers and employees within the pay schedules of the city council, except those appointed by the city council.

Supervise the administration of all city departments, agencies, and offices.

Endorses all instruments in writing in which the city is interested, signify his acknowledgement of the substance thereof as he deems appropriate, and execute contracts on behalf of the city unless the council shall otherwise provide.

Prepare and submit an annual city budget to the council, together with such other fiscal reports and programs as the council may require; and be responsible for the administration of the city budget and other fiscal programs upon their adoption.

Advise the council concerning the financial condition and future needs of the city, making such recommendations as from time to time he deems desirable.

Make such reports concerning the operation and administration of city government as the council may require.

Attend all meeting of the city council.

Perform such other duties as prescribed by the City Charter or as required by council consistent with the City Charter.

REQUIREMENTS

A. TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE

Completion of a masters's degree program at an accredited college or university with extensive experience in Public Administration; five years of progressively responsible management experience in municipal government with at least three years experience at the level of City Manager; or any equivalent combination of acceptable training, education, and experience.

B. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

Knowledge of all facets of municipal government operations and administration.

Knowledge of current management methods and practices.

Knowledge of local, State, and Federal laws, rules, and regulations as applied to the activities and programs of municipal government.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.

Ability to perform research, compile records and reports, and to make effective applications of findings.

Ability to successfully manage and direct the operations of the city.

Ability to delegate authority and responsibility to department heads to maintain an efficient organization.

C. PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS

Ability to communicate clearly, both orally and in writing.

Ability to hear and understand conversation in English in various tones of voice, as well as accents.

Ability to speak in English both clearly and concisely.

Ability to see, read, and comprehend letters, numbers, characters, symbols, and words which are in English.

Ability to print or write letters, numbers, characters, symbols, and words which are legible and understood by others.

Ability to work under pressure/stress with extreme accuracy.









THIS JOB DESCRIPTION IS NOT INTENDED TO BE AND SHOULD NOT BE CONSTRUED AS AN ALL INCLUSIVE LIST OF ALL THE RESPONSIBILITIES, SKILLS, OR WORKING CONDITIONS ASSOCIATED WITH THE POSITION. WHILE IT IS INTENDED TO ACCURATELY REFLECT THE POSITION ACTIVITIES AND REQUIREMENTS, MANAGEMENT RESERVES THE RIGHT TO MODIFY, ADD, OR REMOVE DUTIES AND ASSIGN OTHER DUTIES AS NECESSARY. THIS JOB DESCRIPTION DOES NOT CONSTITUTE A WRITTEN OR IMPLIED CONTRACT OF EMPLOYMENT.

Revision Date - 3/3/94