DEPUTY COUNTY MANAGER
Nassau County is 726 square miles of natural beauty located in the northeast corner of Florida along the Atlantic Ocean and Interstate 95. The combination of rich history, rural charm, natural resources, quality-of-life, and proximity to strategic installations provides Nassau County with unparalleled potential. Part of the Jacksonville Metropolitan Area, Nassau County has a population of 91,113 and a regional population of 1.6 million, the Florida Bureau of Economic and Business Research (BEBR) estimates that Nassau County grew by 4.92% last year ranking as the 4th fastest-growing county, by percent growth, in Florida [2nd among counties with a population of at least 80,000]. BEBR predicts Nassau County will be the sixth fastest-growing county in the State of Florida over the next 10 years with a projected population expansion of 33% resulting in over 121,600 people calling Nassau County home.
Nassau County is searching for a driven, forward-thinking consensus builder with a collaborative spirit, positive persona, and passion for building community to serve as its Deputy County Manager. The ideal candidate will be a charismatic team builder with a proactive management style who is flexible and adaptable to change, commits to delivering exceptional customer service, and excels in building-consensus across a broad spectrum of community actors to deliver sophisticated, high-profile projects. The Deputy must a be a true team player that is resourceful, innovative and thrives in a fast-paced, ever-evolving environment.
To view the position brochure or submit your application for consideration, visit Nassau County Florida’s Website.
The ideal candidate will recognize and enthusiastically embrace the challenge and opportunity to be part of a dynamic team of professionals that will assist a rapidly transitioning coastal community in actively crafting public policy that is generational in nature while simultaneously building programs and systems to meet the day-to-day needs of the citizenry.
This position requires a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in Public Administration, Public Policy, Political Science, Business Administration, Urban Planning, Natural Resources or related field and five (5) years of increasingly responsible analytical and management experience in a public agency or non-profit organization involving analyzing, recommending, developing, or leading policy formation, special projects, strategic plans, and/or programs on a variety of issues. The ability to acquire a Florida Driver’s license and establish residency in Nassau County within six months of appointment is required.
The following are desired, and preference may be given to candidates with:
• Master’s degree in a related field; and/or,
• Experience in local government management; and/or,
• Three (3) or more years of supervisory experience; and/or,
• Experience developing, implementing, and monitoring programs, special initiatives and/or strategic plans; and/or,
• Active involvement in community organizations and facilitating civic engagement events; and/or,
• Added credentials such as Project Management Professional (PMP), American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP), Certified Public Manager (CPM), ICMA Credentialed Manager (ICMA-CM) or similar; and/or
• Experience working in Florida; and/or,
• Functional capacity to productively utilize the Adobe Creative Cloud suite of products.
The salary range for this position is $114,893 – $174,823. While the starting salary is dependent on qualifications and experience, it is anticipated to not to exceed $145,000. The County provides a comprehensive benefits program and participates in the Florida Retirement System (FRS). This position is part of the FRS Senior Management Class and has a 3% employee contribution requirement. Voluntary supplemental 457(b) deferred compensation retirement is also available. For additional benefits information, visit: https://www.nassaucountyfl.com/243/Employee-Benefits. For those candidates that previously explored employment with Nassau County, on 10/1/21 the BOCC increased the County’s contribution to include 50% of the cost of dependent health insurance coverage.