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Assistant City Manager

Johns Creek

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Exciting Opportunity to Shape Our City's Future!

Are you ready to play a pivotal role in driving our city's vision and strategic initiatives forward? We seek a dynamic and visionary Assistant City Manager to join our passionate team of municipal leaders. This additional position joins the City Manager team that already includes the City Manager, an existing Assistant City Manager, an Assistant to the City Manager and an Executive Assistant.

Why Join Us?

  • Impactful Leadership: Work directly with the City Manager to implement transformative projects and initiatives that shape our community's future.
  • Dynamic Responsibilities: Every day, from overseeing departments to leading special projects, brings new challenges and opportunities for innovation.
  • Collaborative Environment: Join a supportive team dedicated to excellence and positively impacting our city.
  • Professional Development: Take advantage of professional development opportunities and grow as you lead others, including department heads.
  • Rewarding Benefits: Enjoy competitive compensation, comprehensive health benefits, and a retirement plan that secures your future.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Departmental Oversight: Lead and support department heads in achieving operational excellence and delivering exceptional services to our community.
  • Strategic Support: Collaborate closely with the City Manager to advance City Council priorities and strategic goals.
  • Project Leadership: Drive cross-departmental projects, ensuring seamless coordination and effective stakeholder engagement.
  • Financial Stewardship: Assist in budget monitoring and fiscal management within assigned departments to ensure prudent financial practices and accountability.
  • Community Engagement: Foster positive relationships with stakeholders and represent the city professionally in various forums and engagements.
  • Administrative Excellence: Prepare insightful reports, present at city council meetings, and provide strategic counsel to department heads.


  • Education: Bachelor's degree in Political Science, Public Administration, Finance, Business, Engineering, or a related field required. Master's degree preferred.
  • Experience: Minimum five (5) years in municipal management with significant supervisory experience. Prior experience as an Assistant City Manager or Department Head is highly valued.
  • Skills: Strong project management, financial acumen, and proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (especially Word and Excel). Exceptional communication and presentation skills are essential.

Special Requirements:

  • Valid driver's license and willingness to travel between facilities and external agencies as required.

Join Us in Making a Difference! If you are passionate about municipal governance, thrive in a collaborative environment, and are ready to drive positive change, apply now for the Assistant City Manager position. Help us build a vibrant future for our community!

Competitive salary and benefits package:

Explore outstanding healthcare options and exceptional retirement benefits with the City of Johns Creek! Our comprehensive package includes a generous 12% contribution of your base pay to the 401a plan and a $1 for $1 match up to 5% in the 457(b) retirement plans, potentially totaling up to 22%! Access financial adviser services at no extra cost. Revel in a competitive salary package crafted to align with the unique responsibilities and benefits of the Assistant City Manager. We offer competitive wages starting from $149,418.62 - $203,642.40 annually. This position is exempt.

About Us:

The City of Johns Creek is a vibrant jewel nestled in the thriving northeast suburbs of Metro Atlanta. As the 9th largest city in Georgia, we take pride in our community of 85,000 residents and 250 dedicated employees who contribute to its growth and well-being. Established in December of 2006, Johns Creek has emerged as a beacon of safety in Georgia, consistently earning high marks on's rankings. We are committed to upholding this reputation as we move forward. Johns Creek was ranked as one of the best places to live in the United States in 2023 by and the #1 place to raise a family in Georgia by We aim to be pioneers in health, wellness, and innovation, continually drawing residents and businesses from all corners to call Johns Creek their home.

Join Us Today!

We want to hear from you if you are enthusiastic about community engagement and event coordination! Don't miss your chance to be part of something extraordinary!

Join us in making a difference in the vibrant community of Johns Creek!

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: The City of Johns Creek is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate based on age, gender, race, color, national origin, religion, disability, or any other class or status protected by law.

IMPORTANT: By submitting your resume online, you hereby authorize the City of Johns Creek to contact, obtain, and verify the accuracy of the information contained in this application from all previous employers, references, and educational institutions. You also release the City of Johns Creek and its representatives from liability for seeking, gathering, and using such information to make employment decisions and all other persons or organizations for providing such information. You understand that any misrepresentation or material omission made by you on this application will be sufficient cause for cancellation of this application or immediate termination of employment if you are employed, whenever it may be discovered.

Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, and contact information via this online portal. In fairness to other potential candidates for this position, unsolicited letters, emails, telephone calls, or in-person submissions will not be considered. Applications will be reviewed as received. The City reserves the right to close the position before the posted date if a sufficient number of qualified applications are received.


The City of Johns Creek is a drug free workplace and all positions are subject to the candidate successfully passing a background screening.

For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.

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