Johnson City, with a population of approximately 65,000 and a metro population of over 128,000, seeks a confident and dynamic City Manager.
Applicants should possess a high level of emotional intelligence, advanced interpersonal skills, and a proactive, transparent, collaborative, and “no surprises” management style. Johnson City covers 43-square miles and is the eighth-largest city in Tennessee. Nestled in the foothills of the scenic Appalachian Mountains in Washington County, this thriving urban community has consistently ranked as one of the nation’s best and most popular small metro areas boasting an affordable cost of living, no state income tax, and outstanding schools, parks, sports, and fitness facilities. The city is accessible from I-26 and I-81 and is a short drive to access commercial air service at the Tri-Cities Airport. The City of Johnson City operates under a Commission-Manager form of government with a Mayor and four City Commissioners. The City Manager is appointed by the vote of 2/3rds of the City Commission, to be selected based on executive and administrative merit. The City Manager is the Chief Executive and Administrative Officer of the organization and oversees government operations within the guidelines of the City Charter; implements policies established by the City Commission by enforcing all adopted resolutions and ordinances; and is generally responsible for the day-to-day management of all municipal departments.
A Master’s Degree in Public Administration, or related field, from an accredited college or university augmented by course work in municipal planning, civil engineering, public finance, community development, personnel/labor relations, or other related fields is required. The City seeks candidates with a minimum of 10 years of professional experience as a City or County Manager or 10 years of increasingly responsible related municipal experience in a full-service city of similar or larger size and complexity to Johnson City. ICMA-CM and advanced executive leadership training/credentials are strongly desired.
Please apply online at http://bit.ly/SGROpenRecruitments
For more information on this position contact: Doug Thomas, Senior Vice President SGR DouglasThomas@GovernmentResource.com 863-860-9314