Organization: City of Pensacola

Location:  222 W. Main St. Pensacola, FL 32502
Job Status: Full-Time
Recruitment Range: $172,099.20 – $250,000 annually dependent on knowledge and experience

***This executive position is exempt from Veteran’s Preference according to FL Statute 110.205 (2) (j)***

Website with more information: https://www.cityofpensacola.com/3542/City-Administrator-Search

Application Website:

https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/pensacola/jobs/4546690/city-administrator?pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs

Application Close Date: Friday July 19, 2024 11:59pm (central time)

Job Description:

The City of Pensacola is seeking a dynamic and visionary City Administrator to oversee the daily operations of the City, ensuring the effective and efficient delivery of municipal services. This executive-level position requires strategic leadership, exceptional management skills, and the ability to work collaboratively with the Mayor, the City’s management team, other governmental officials, and citizen groups. As a key advisor to the Mayor, the City Administrator will play a critical role in shaping the future of the City.

The City Administrator is responsible for the daily operations of the City through the overall management of available human, financial, and material resources. This position is required to exercise keen judgment, imagination, and foresight in making strategic administrative and management decisions to ensure the effective and efficient delivery of municipal services and the implementation of adopted policies and ordinances.

This position is characterized by executive level work with the Mayor and the City’s management team and regular interaction with other governmental administrative officials and citizen groups. This position is a Mayoral appointment. Work is performed according to the policy directives of the Mayor and the appointee serves at the pleasure of, and reports directly to, the Mayor.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration, Business Administration, or a related field; seven (7) years of municipal management experience, including five (5) years of managerial experience in a position equivalent to deputy chief administrative officer or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Master’s degree and experience in Public Administration is preferred.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Enforce all laws and ordinances of the City and ensure compliance with all contracts, permits, and privileges granted by the City.
  • Provide leadership and direction to department administrators, including those overseeing the natural gas company, international airport, seaport, police, and fire departments, ensuring efficient, effective, and economical delivery of services.
  • Develop metrics to measure employee engagement, analyze data, and report findings with recommendations for improvement.
  • Assist the Mayor with strategic planning, both short and long-term, and participate in local and regional planning efforts.
  • Develop and maintain an organizational structure that supports the City’s operational goals; monitor performance and implement corrective actions as necessary.
  • Keep the Mayor informed of state and federal developments impacting the City; monitor pending legislation and ensure compliance with new laws.
  • Assist in preparing the annual budget, review departmental budget requests, and manage the City’s budget to maintain a balance between quality and cost of services.
  • Review and approve personnel actions, including hiring, termination, and salary changes for non-administrative positions; evaluate administrator performance.
  • Represent the Mayor and the City at various meetings, functions, and events; liaise with civic and governmental organizations, committees, taskforces, boards, and commissions.
  • Attend and participate in Council meetings, overseeing the preparation of presentations and supporting documents for agenda items.
  • Oversee disaster preparation planning and provide leadership during emergencies; work with local emergency services to implement emergency plans.
  • Serve as a senior advisor to the Mayor on administrative and policy matters.
  • Implement city policies and plans as established by the City Council; recommend changes and improvements as necessary.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Enforce all laws and ordinances of the City and ensure compliance with all contracts, permits, and privileges granted by the City.
  • Provide leadership and direction to department administrators, including those overseeing the natural gas company, international airport, seaport, police, and fire departments, ensuring efficient, effective, and economical delivery of services.
  • Develop metrics to measure employee engagement, analyze data, and report findings with recommendations for improvement.
  • Assist the Mayor with strategic planning, both short and long-term, and participate in local and regional planning efforts.
  • Develop and maintain an organizational structure that supports the City’s operational goals; monitor performance and implement corrective actions as necessary.
  • Keep the Mayor informed of state and federal developments impacting the City; monitor pending legislation and ensure compliance with new laws.
  • Assist in preparing the annual budget, review departmental budget requests, and manage the City’s budget to maintain a balance between quality and cost of services.
  • Review and approve personnel actions, including hiring, termination, and salary changes for non-administrative positions; evaluate administrator performance.
  • Represent the Mayor and the City at various meetings, functions, and events; liaise with civic and governmental organizations, committees, taskforces, boards, and commissions.
  • Attend and participate in Council meetings, overseeing the preparation of presentations and supporting documents for agenda items.
  • Oversee disaster preparation planning and provide leadership during emergencies; work with local emergency services to implement emergency plans.
  • Serve as a senior advisor to the Mayor on administrative and policy matters.
  • Implement city policies and plans as established by the City Council; recommend changes and improvements as necessary.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.