New Smyrna Beach, Florida

New Smyrna Beach’s 32,400 residents and visitors enjoy laid-back adventures along the community’s 17 miles of white-sand beaches and fill their days discovering intriguing history, boutique shops, and eclectic eateries. The 41.61 square mile community is located in Volusia County halfway between Daytona Beach and Titusville on Florida’s east coast, and roughly an hour’s drive from Orlando. A popular vacation destination for central Floridians, New Smyrna Beach is also an internationally recognized surfing destination and a vibrant arts community with a diverse business profile, making it truly one of a kind for people to call home!

The City of New Smyrna Beach operates under a council-manager form of government that combines the political leadership of the City Commission with the professional experience of a City Manager. The City Manager reports to the City Commission and serves as the administrative head of the municipal government, providing day-to-day direction and general management for the administration and operation of each Department to ensure efficient operations.

New Smyrna Beach seeks a highly energetic, ethical, decisive, strategic, and values-driven servant leader as its next City Manager who can respect the historical coastal community’s values and traditions, while balancing the interests and needs of a highly engaged community experiencing growth and redevelopment. The ideal candidate will be a capable Manager who understands the details associated with municipal operations, can help set the vision for the organization, establish obtainable goals, and be a visible champion for exceptional customer service that New Smyrna Beach’s residents expect from the organization.

The selected candidate should hold a Master’s degree from an accredited university or college in Public Administration or a related field, and six or more years of progressively responsible management experience in municipal management in a comparable or larger community. Candidates may also be considered who possess a combination of education, training, and/or work experience deemed relevant and equivalent which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job.  International City/County Management Association Credentialed Manager (ICMA-CM) is preferred, but not required.

The City of New Smyrna Beach offers a desired starting salary range of $137,000 to $219,000 depending on qualifications and experience for the City Manager position. The City Manager need not be a resident of the City or State at the time of appointment, but within six months shall reside in the City unless otherwise approved by a vote of the City Commission.

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For more information on this position contact:

Doug Thomas, Executive Vice President of Recruitment & Leadership Development