Conveniently located near world-class beaches and attractions in a picturesque natural setting, Largo is the fourth largest city in the Tampa Bay metro area, comprising 19.59 square miles and a population of over 84,000. Largo offers a great quality of life for residents with valued green spaces, an engaged and active community and safe and attractive streets.
The City of Largo operates under a council-manager form of government that combines the strong political leadership of the City Commission with the experience of a professional City Manager. Its governing body includes six citizen Commissioners and a Mayor who work together to set policy, with the City Manager setting direction and oversight of day-to-day operations. The position promotes the development of a flexible and resilient organization that provides cost-effective and customer-friendly delivery of quality services to the community.
The City of Largo seeks an enthusiastic, dynamic, visionary, decisive, servant leader with a commitment to professionalism to be the next City Manager. Experience in the following is desired; High-Performance Organizations (HPO), economic development/redevelopment, affordable workforce housing, intergovernmental relations, and team member recruitment, retention, mentoring, hybrid remote/office work culture, and succession planning. The selected candidate should hold a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in business administration, public administration, or a closely related field, with a Master’s degree preferred. Candidates should have at least 5 years of experience in managerial, financial, and executive level decision-making, ideally in a comparable sized city to Largo, (in an urbanized area), with 7+ years preferred. Candidates will also be considered that possess any combination of education and/or work experience deemed relevant and equivalent to achieve the successful performance of the job. The City Manager is required to establish residency in the City of Largo and must be approved by 5 of 7 Commissioners.
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