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The City of Jasper "The First Mountain City" is located in Pickens County, GA which is located in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains in North GA. Conveniently located less than an hour drive from downtown Atlanta and the county seat of Pickens County, Jasper is uniquely positioned along the thriving Hwy 515 Corridor all the while maintaining its charming and quaint rural downtown and neighborhoods. The City of Jasper is a Manager/Mayor/Council form of government that employs 85 professionals within 6 departments (Administration, Development, Fire, Police, Public Works, Water/Wastewater) and 10 divisions that oversee a approximate combined budgets of $11.5 million annually. The Mayor and Council are seeking a professional that is a dedicated team player and can quickly earn the confidence of the employees as well as the community partners. The Mayor and council is desirous of empowering an individual as CM to carry on the projects that have been set forth through years of visioning and planning and to maintain the course of action that has positive momentum. It is expected that the next CM will continue implementing the goals as identified by the elected body and to continue fostering employee professional growth. The minimum qualifications are as follows: Bachelor's degree acquired in public administration, business administration, or related degree from an accredited university. A Master's degree is highly preferred. A minimum of 5 years of executive level management experience in local government or applicable executive type experience is required, local government experience is preferred. Evidence of continued professional development such as ICMA Credentialed Manager designation or other is a positive and will be noted in the vetting process. The expected starting salary range for this position is commensurate upon experience and qualifications but it is expected to be market rate competitive. A comprehensive benefits package including health, dental, and vision is available along with participation in the Georgia Municipal Employees Benefits System (GMEBS) Defined Benefit Retirement Plan for all employees.
Interested applicants are advised to submit an email with cover letter, resume, at least five job related references and salary history no later than close of business on October 1, 2021 to firstname.lastname@example.org. Any questions may be directed to Stacy Johnson at the email address above or by calling 706-692-9100. It is anticipated that the Mayor and Council committee will begin reviewing applications immediately with the most qualified candidates asked to interview thereafter.p >