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The City of Garden City is currently accepting resumes for a City Manager
THE COMMUNITY OF GARDEN CITY
Originally chartered in 1939, Garden City is located in the heart of Chatham County, just northwest of Savannah, and stands apart as one of the leading municipalities in coastal Georgia. With a population of under 9,000 people, Garden City is a progressive blend of industry and small business with friendly neighborhoods, a vibrant economy and quality services for our community and its residents. Part industrial and part residential, the City is home to much of the heavy industry in the county and is adjacent to the Port of Savannah, the flagship operation of the Georgia Ports Authority.
Garden City is governed by a seven-member City Council comprised of the Mayor and six elected Councilmembers. Garden City is a full-service municipality which provides everything from police and fire protection to water/sewer service, solid waste collection, street and drainage maintenance, recreational programs and facilities, code enforcement and more. Garden City has a stable, Council-Manager form of government which encourages open communication between residents and their government. Our City is known as a great place to live, work and play with approximately 115 employees.
The City’s budget for FY 20-21 is $23.7 million with a general fund budget of approximately $10 million dollars.
The City Manager is tasked with the planning, organizing and directing the overall administrative activities and operations of the City; advising and assisting the Mayor and City Council; representing the City’s interests with other government agencies, business interests and the community at large; and exercising direct supervision and management of the entire city staff through the City’s respective departments.
Responsibilities of the City Manager include:
The ideal candidate will have considerable progressively responsible experience in leading others, and must have a proven record as an experienced, ethical leader who can manage projects and address complex issues in an administrative and managerial capacity. The candidate must also have the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with various stakeholders, customers and other government entities while being a creative problem solver.
Desirable education qualifications for the City Manager is a master's degree with a concentration in public administration, public affairs, and/or public policy (or an equivalent combination of executive management and leadership experience) combined with at least two years' experience in an appointed managerial or executive position in local government; he/she should possess a bachelor’s degree in a related field combined with five years of executive management and leadership experience in either the public or private sector.
The expected starting salary for this position is $95,000 to $125,000 depending on the qualifications, the experience and knowledge of the individual selected. The City offers an attractive benefits package including a retirement plan through the Georgia Municipal Employees Benefit System (GMEBS) Retirement Fund along with a voluntary deferred 457b plan and a matching contribution through ICMA.
If interested in this opportunity, please visit our website at www.gardencity-ga.gov or send a resume, cover letter, with professional references no later than close of business on September 17 to GCHR@gardencity-ga.gov. Resumes will be screened based on the qualifications and criteria outlined above. Candidates will only be contacted if selected for an interview. All applicants will be advised of the status of the recruitment following the final selection of the City Manager.
The City of Garden City is an Equal Opportunity Employer that is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion, taking affirmative action to ensure equal opportunity for all applicants without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or other legally protected characteristics.p >