Decatur, GA (pop. 24,000). Welcoming, historic city with beautiful neighborhoods and an exciting downtown seeks highly progressive, visionary candidates to apply to serve as the next City Manager. A 2018 All-America City, Decatur is dedicated to engaging its citizenry in strategic and comprehensive planning to ensure smart growth and responsiveness to community issues. Located adjacent to Atlanta, Decatur is the county seat for DeKalb County and is known for its excellent school system, political and administrative stability, collaboration with community partners and numerous festivals that are an important part of the fabric of this diverse community.
Candidates for the Decatur City Manager position must be experienced local government leaders with a commitment to strategic planning, excellence in customer service, financial stability and a desire for ongoing innovation in local government policymaking. In addition, candidates must have a management and leadership style that reflects collaboration, team building and a calm, professional demeanor. Continuing the City’s focus on professional development for employees throughout the organization is essential. Candidates must possess a bachelor’s degree in public administration, business administration or related field. A master’s degree in public administration, business administration or other field is highly valued. ICMA Credentialed Manager designation is also desirable. Residency in the City of Decatur is strongly preferred. Starting salary range is $170,000 - $180,000+/- DOQ. Interested candidates should apply by October 8, 2018, with a resume, cover letter and contact information for 5 professional references to Heidi Voorhees, President, GovHRUSA. Electronic submissions required at www.govhrjobs.com.
Posted:September 4, 2018