The City Manager of Centerville will have the opportunity to serve one of Ohio’s most distinctive and preeminent suburbs. Centerville enjoys strong neighborhoods sustaining a variety of housing and lifestyles, a charming downtown, unique businesses, excellent schools, outstanding city-owned amenities, and a strong financial position. The City looks toward its future, but also appreciates its historic past. It provides security and stability for its residents through consistently strong leadership, dedicated staff, and exceptional services. The City is fiscally sound and has had a history of professional management and political stability. The current City Manager is retiring after 25 years in the position.
The City Council appoints the City Manager to serve as the chief executive officer of the City. The City Manager serves at the pleasure of the Council and is responsible for preparation of the budget, directing day-to-day operations, and managing City personnel. The City Manager is also responsible for overseeing all City staff and appointing all department directors.
The City Manager oversees nine direct staff including the Police Chief, Public Works Director, Finance Director, Human Resources Manager, Economic Development Administrator, Assistant to the City Manager, City Planner, Community Resources Coordinator, and the Secretary to the City Manager. The City has a workforce of 161 full-time equivalent (FTE) employees. The new City Manager will find a skilled and experienced staff in place.
Centerville’s total FY2017 general fund budget is $19.7 million. The City of Centerville also has a rolling five-year capital improvement plan (CIP). In 2017, about $12.6 million was budgeted in the first year of the five-year CIP, with $8.4 million set aside for the City’s annual street, sidewalk, and bikeway improvements.
The requirements for the position include a bachelor’s degree and ten years of local government experience, including five years of management/supervision. Preferred qualifications include a master’s degree in public administration or related field, ICMA-Credentialed Manager designation, experience in labor negotiations, strong financial management, and a track record of success with intergovernmental relations, economic development, and business and civic engagement. Familiarity with Ohio Municipal Law is preferred but not required. Residency within the City’s corporate limits is required by the charter and would be expected within six months of starting employment with the City.
The expected hiring range is $130,000-$180,000, depending on qualifications, with an excellent benefit package.
Applications will be accepted by The Novak Consulting Group at thenovakconsultinggroup.com/jobs. Submit just one document (Word or PDF) that includes a cover letter, resume with salary history, and list of 3-5 professional references. Open until filled with first review of applications May 12, 2017. Application materials are subject to release according to Ohio public records laws.
Please direct questions to Catherine Tuck Parrish or Chelsey Gordon at firstname.lastname@example.org or 513-221-0500.