Assistant City Manager for Infrastructure & Facilities
Mercer Group Associates
Location: Sandy Springs, Georgia
Type: Full Time
Salary: 150,000 - 175,000
The City of Sandy Springs is seeking a new Assistant City Manager for Infrastructure and Facilities. Sandy Springs is the sixth-largest city in Georgia with a diverse population of nearly 110,000. Despite the big-city numbers and strong corporate presence, there is still a small-town feel. Residents and business owners share this sentiment, reflecting their positive relationships with public safety personnel. Exceptional response times by police officers, firefighters, and emergency medical technicians make the city a safe place to live and work. Money, Inc. included Sandy Springs on its list of the “20 Safest Places to Live in Georgia.” With its unique blend of urban energy and southern hospitality, Sandy Springs is also known for its excellent schools—both public and private—and access to the metropolitan area’s top medical facilities, a vibrant restaurant scene, and great shopping. Sandy Springs is a dynamic community where everyone is welcome. Sandy Springs is everything you love about a large metropolitan area. The City is central to area malls, and is home to excellent restaurants, beautiful parks, great river activities and outfitters, family-friendly festivals, and unique and exciting events. Incorporated in 2005, the City of Sandy Springs is a modern, forward-thinking municipality with 503 full-time employees and 85 part-time employees. The current general fund budget is $130,619,972 and capital budget is approximately $302,096,716 (including TSPLOST I, TSPLOST II, and CIP). Working with residents, small business owners, and corporate partners, the City team is catalyzing economic development through municipal investment in civic projects. From award-winning parks to transportation infrastructure, to a bustling new City Springs downtown district, the City has invested more than $361 million in capital improvements.
The ideal candidate will have excellent time and project management skills; a capacity for independent, innovative thinking; experience in leveraging public and private resources; a collaborative approach to problem solving; and a proactive approach to anticipating the needs of the organization. Must be a dedicated team player who can quickly gain the confidence of department staff and the leadership team, experienced in local government, demonstrate moral and ethical standards, and be a proactive leader. The ideal candidate must have the ability to embrace change and focus on continuous improvement of the organization while managing multiple capital projects. The successful candidate will be expected to provide strong leadership to the completion of currently funded transportation projects exceeding $200 million and capital facility projects such as a new Police Headquarters/Municipal Court Complex and a new Fire Station included in the city’s CIP budget of $37 million. He/She will have exceptional presentation skills, a demonstrated ability to build consensus among disparate community groups, and project confidence and composure when dealing with conflict and controversial issues.
Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration, Business Administration, City Planning, Engineering, Project Management, or related field required. Master’s Degree from a well-established, educationally recognized university or college is highly desired; PE license is preferred but not required.
Five years of progressively responsible experience in directing a large department, overseeing multiple departments, or managing City-wide projects (especially large capital projects), programs, and initiatives, to include lead or supervisory experience is required; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.
Evidence of continued professional development such as ICMA Credentialed Manager designation and/or Certified Construction Manager (CCM) designation, are positive indicators of dedication to the professions and will be noted during the vetting process.
Compensation & Benefits:
The expected starting salary range for this position is $150,000 - $175,000 (depending on qualifications of the selected candidate), with a comprehensive benefits package, including health, dental and vision coverage, as well as city provided short-term and long-term disability and life insurance. The city offers a generous retirement program with a 17% city contribution. Relocation expenses are negotiable.
How to Apply:
Interested candidates must submit by email a cover letter, resume, at least five job related references with email and phone numbers, as well as salary history no later than September 30, 2022: Lisa Ward, Senior Associate, Mercer Group Associates, at email@example.com. Any questions please call 706-983-9326. Interviews are expected to be conducted in early November 2022.
Alan Reddish, Senior Associate, 107 Indigo Lane, Athens, GA 30606, Cell: 706-614-4961
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