The City of Gaithersburg, Maryland, a diverse and active community of over 60,000 residents located in the geographic center of Montgomery County, seeks an experienced and versatile professional for the position of Assistant City Manager. The Assistant City Manager serves at the pleasure of and works in close partnership with the City Manager to lead the organization and implement the goals and vision of the Mayor and City Council. City services are supported by a $51.5 million budget, nine departments, and approximately 272 full-time employees and up to several hundred seasonal and part-time positions.
The position oversees the development and implementation of the City’s Strategic Plan as well as other specific areas of City government as assigned by the City Manager; participates in budget preparation and implementation; conducts specific and comprehensive analyses of a wide range of technical and administrative issues and develops recommendations for action; and is instrumental in developing and articulating policy and strategic initiatives to key stakeholders. The Assistant City Manager serves as Acting City Manager in the City Manager’s absence and acts as a liaison with outside agencies and organizations.
A Bachelor’s degree in public or business administration or closely related field is required; Master’s degree highly desirable; plus a minimum of seven to ten years of progressively knowledgeable and responsible management, supervisory, or administrative experience in a municipal government, similar public agency, or a closely-related private sector setting, at least five years of which includes management and supervision of work activities. A detailed position profile is available at www.gaithersburgmd.gov/acmsearch.
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Starting salary is negotiable within the hiring range ($98,484 - $115,000) DOE/DOQ, with generous benefits package. (Established salary range for the position is $98,484 - $155,581.) Interested candidates should apply by Friday, March 1, 2013.