Purpose of Classification The City of Boynton Beach, the third largest municipality in Palm Beach County, Florida, is accepting applications for our City Manager position. The City Manager is the chief administrative officer of the City and is appointed by, and serves at the pleasure of, the five members of the City Commission: a Mayor, who is elected at-large and four City Commissioners, who are each elected to represent one district within the City. Interested candidates must complete and submit our online application with a resume and cover letter attached. Only candidates who submit an official application will be considered. The official Job Classification description follows:
This classification is responsible for the overall effectiveness of all City operations and the fiscal integrity of the community on behalf of the City of Boynton Beach. The City Manager exercises considerable discretion, initiative and creativity in the performance of the management and direction of the operations, functions and services of the City of Boynton Beach. This work requires frequent communication and coordination with the Mayor and City Commission on policy issues, goals, and City directives. The City Manager builds and maintains effective relationships with various agencies, businesses, community groups, and the general public.
Essential Functions The following duties and functions, as outlined herein, is intended to be representative of the type of tasks performed within this classification. They are not listed in any order of importance. The omission of specific statements of the duties or functions does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this classification. Other duties may be required and assigned.
Manages and directs the daily operations of the City through subordinate department directors and designated staff; provides direction and guidance in setting goals, implementing new services and functions, and coordinating special projects and events; sets directives, delegates work and consults with staff regarding status of assignments.
Develops organizational plans, long and short term goals, and implementation strategies for the City; oversees the formulation of City policies; develops management policies related to finance, budgeting, human resources and other areas of local government administration.
Serves as executive staff liaison to the Mayor and City Commission; keeps elected officials informed of issues and problems related to the management and operation of the City; advises City officials of legal and financial requirements of pending actions; provides direction, advise and guidance in policy formulation; develops consensus and direction from elected officials on City policies.
Represents executive-level staff at City Commission meetings, public hearings, Mayor and City Commission work sessions, and other City-sponsored meetings; facilitates meetings or assists Mayor in conducting meetings; coordinates staff presentations and responses to questions in meetings.
Directs and oversees the preparation of the annual operating budget; reviews and negotiates departmental budget requests; oversees the development and preparation of the proposed budget; manages the budget review process; implements and administers the adopted budget.
Oversees the implementation and enforcement of all City ordinances, resolutions and orders approved by Mayor and City Commission; oversees daily operations to ensure that applicable laws, regulations, policies, and procedures are followed.
Reviews and/or approves departmental activity reports, financial reports, balance sheets, monthly budget summaries, check requisitions, insurance claims, and others; makes recommendations and forwards documents for further action.
Participates in the review of bid proposals, construction schedules, and contracts.
Confers with City Attorney, department directors, public safety officials, county judges, and others involved in municipal government operations.
Represents the City at neighborhood organization meetings, government meetings and public hearings; provides information regarding City services, policies and functions; answers questions and responds to inquiries from the general public; coordinates the investigation or resolution of problems.
Reviews and approves serious disciplinary and termination actions; serves as the City's representative in lawsuits and grievances, as necessary; oversees the handling and resolution of employee grievances.
Represents the Mayor and City Commissioners at public functions, City meetings, and special events; gives speeches and presentations to civic groups.
Attends conferences and seminars to maintain knowledge of the policies, principles, and practices in local government management; maintains an awareness of new trends and improvements in City management; reads professional journals and news articles; maintains professional affiliations and organization memberships.
- Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in public administration, political science, business administration or closely-related field; and
- Successful completion of at least 15 credit hours of Master level coursework at an accredited college or university in public administration will substitute for closely-related field requirement of degree.
- Within the past ten (10) years, possess six (6) years of highly responsible managerial experience in municipal or county management; and
- Must possess [or be able to obtain within 14 days of hire] and maintain a valid Florida driver's license.
Minimum qualifications must be met before consideration of the following Preferred Qualifications:
- Master's degree from an accredited college or university in public administration, business administration, or political science.
- ICMA Credentialed Manager (ICMA-CM).
Supplemental Information PHYSICAL ABILITY, SENSORY REQUIREMENTS, AND ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS Data Utilization
: Requires the ability to synthesize and integrate data for predicting, anticipating, and planning for future events impacting the organization. Includes determining strategic and tactical decisions at the highest organizational levels of authority and responsibility. Human Interaction
: Requires the ability to function in a director capacity for a major organizational unit requiring significant internal and external interaction. Equipment, Machinery, Tools, and Materials Utilization
: Requires the ability to operate, maneuver and/or control the actions of equipment, machinery, tools, and/or materials used in performing essential functions. Verbal Aptitude
: Requires the ability to utilize consulting and advisory data and information, as well as reference, descriptive and/or design data and information as applicable. Mathematical Aptitude
: Requires the ability to perform addition, subtraction, multiplication and division; ability to calculate decimals and percentages; may include ability to perform mathematical operations with fractions; may include ability to compute discount, interest, profit and loss, ratio and proportion; may include ability to calculate surface areas, volumes, weights, and measures. Functional Reasoning
: Requires the ability to apply principles of logical or synthesis functions; to deal with several concrete and abstract variables; and to analyze major problems that require complex planning for interrelated activities that can span one or several work units. Situational Reasoning
: Requires the ability to exercise judgment, decisiveness and creativity in critical and/or unexpected situations involving moderate risk to the organization. ADA COMPLIANCE Physical Ability
: Tasks require the ability to exert light physical effort in sedentary to light work, but which may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of light weight (10 pounds). Tasks may involve extended periods of time at a keyboard or work station. Sensory Requirements
: Some tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate visual cues or signals. Some tasks require the ability to communicate orally. Environmental Factors
: Essential functions are regularly performed without exposure to adverse environmental conditions.
The City of Boynton Beach, Florida, is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (42 U.S. C. 12101 et. seq.), the City of Boynton Beach will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer. The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.