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The City of Quitman, “the Camellia City,” is in southwest Georgia seventeen miles west of Valdosta and the Florida border. Quitman was incorporated as a town in 1859 and as a city in 1904 and was designated the County seat of newly formed Brooks County in 1858. Quitman’s rich heritage includes historic homes and farms, abundant and innovative agriculture, and community festivals and events. Quitman is known as the Camellia City because of the plants grown there and because it was the home of Betty Sheffield, the First Lady of Camellias. Quitman boasts one of the largest historic districts per capita in all of Georgia. The City’s Historic District houses late 19th and early 20th century brick buildings in the commercial district and mainly wood frame homes from various periods and styles in the residential area.
Quitman has a total area of 4.1 square miles and an estimated 2019 population of 3,703. There are 1,707 households and 1,131 families residing in the City’s 2,034 housing units. Their median age is 39.6 years. In 2019, the median income for a household was $31,643. In 2017, the median house or condo value was $93,210. In March of 2019, the cost-of-living index for Quitman was 87.7% (12.3% below the national average of 100%). Visit Quitman on the web at: www.quitmanga.gov.
The City of Quitman utilizes the Council/Manager form of government. Accordingly, governance is vested in a City Council which is composed of five members including the Mayor and four other members. The Mayor is elected at-large and serves a four-year term. The four Council members are elected two each from two Districts and serve four-year overlapping terms. Elections are nonpartisan and there are no term limits.
The City Council appoints a City Manager who serves as the administrative head of the municipal government and is responsible for the efficient administration of all departments. Quitman is a full-service municipality which provides the following General Fund supported services: Animal Control/Community Services, Public Safety (includes Police and Fire), Meter Reading, Parks and Cemetery, Planning and Zoning, and Public Resources along with the following enterprise-funded services: Electric, Gas, Sanitation, and Water and Sewer. The City’s FY20-21 General Fund budget is $3,579,894.16. The current Enterprise Funds budgets equal $8,887,469.48.
The City Manager, under policy direction from the City Council, is responsible for planning, directing, and supervising the activities of all City employees. The City Manager is responsible for the proper administration of the policies and affairs of the City; for policy development and implementation; for managing and controlling the functions of all City departments and for performing duties relative to a wide range of City programs and functions. He or she is appointed by and reports to the City Council.
Requirements include a Master’s degree or the equivalent in Public or Business Administration or a closely related field (preferred). Attainment of the ICMA Credentialed Manager designation is also a plus. Experience as a city manager, assistant or deputy city manager or department head in a community where economic development, customer service, high ethical standards and open communications exist and are valued, is strongly desired. Municipal utilities experience is also highly preferred. An equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job will be considered.
Residency within the City of Quitman is not required.
Compensation and Benefits: The starting salary is based on experience and salary history. Benefits are excellent and highly competitive.
To Apply: This position will remain open until filled. The City is anxious to fill it as soon as possible. If interested, you are encouraged to submit your resume and cover letter with current salary without delay to email@example.com,
For additional information please contact either:
Robert E. Slavin or Barbara Lipscomb
SLAVIN MANAGEMENT CONSULTANTS
3040 Holcomb Bridge Road #A1
Norcross, GA 30071
Phone: (770) 449-4656)
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