This is an outstanding opportunity to live and work in a community known for its active and engaged residents.Takoma Parkhas the feeling of a small town, yet it is ideally located next toWashington,DC.
The City Manager is the chief administrative officer of the city, responsible for the proper administration of all city affairs. The position reports to the City Council. The City Manager serves at the pleasure of the council, and may be removed by an affirmative vote of four of its 7 members. Degree in public administration or related field required, graduate degree preferred.
Takoma Parkis a diverse community and proud of it. The population ofTakoma Parkis approximately 17,000 (2010 Census). The population ofTakoma Parkis approximately 17,000 (2010 Census). 49% of the city’s population is Caucasian; 35% is black or African-American; 15% is of Hispanic or Latino origin and 4% is Asian. 30% of the city’s population was born in another country, with the majority originating from Latin America andAfrica.
Takoma Parkhas operated under a Council-Manager form of government since the adoption of anew citycharter in 1989. The city’s operating and capital budget for FY 2013 totals approximately $25.65 million. Property-tax revenues constitute the single largest source of the city’s operating revenues.
The expected starting salary will be market competitive, depending on the experience and qualifications of the selected individual. The city offers a competitive benefit program. Reasonable relocation expenses will be provided to the incumbent. Residence in the City ofTakoma Parkis preferred, but will not be required of the successful candidate.