City Manager

City of East Point, Georgia
Published
April 26, 2024
Location
East Point, GA
Billing Address
510 Meadowmont Village Circle #299 Chapel Hill, NC 27517
First Name
Candice
Last Name
Walsh
Phone Number
9198136096
Closing Date
05/16/2024

Description

The City of East Point, Georgia, a growing community southwest of Atlanta, seeks a motivational people-person to serve as its next City Manager. This experienced municipal executive will join a community that desires to be the most sought after, safe, and diverse community in Georgia, offering small city charm with big city amenities. The ideal City Manager will utilize best practices and in-depth experiences to lead the City of East Point in its commitment to be a vibrant and accessible city that is connected to endless opportunities to learn, live, work and play.

The next East Point City Manager will uphold the organization’s values of transparency, engagement, achievement, and moving forward as they bring trust, vision and accountability to an organization that has endured many transitions and is currently navigating several vacancies. The City Manager is an independent thinker who effectively makes hard decisions to benefit the city.

Municipal executives with impressive experience as successful managers are sought for this position. The East Point City Manager is highly effective in their efforts to set expectations and hold self and others accountable while also being a strong advocate and assertive consensus builder.

About the Organization and Position: 

The City of East Point operates under a Council-Manager form of government, governed by a mayor and an eight-person Council who each serve four-year terms of office. East Point city leaders are committed to providing exceptional city services that enhance the quality of life in the city. East Point’s current strategic plan supports key priorities within six focus areas: a Safe & Sustainable Community, an Innovative and High-Performing Organization, Fiscal Sustainability, Infrastructure, Economic Growth and Equity & Inclusion.

The City Manager, with the support of a Deputy City Manager, leads 559 full-time and 37 part-time employees across 13 departments with direct supervision of the following departments: Police, Fire, Electric, Economic Development, Human Resources, Information Technology, Finance, Communications, Parks and Recreation, Planning, Public Works, Solid Waste, and Water and Sewer. The City Manager supervises and manages the City's daily operations and develops and manages the City’s budget (annual general and capital budgets). East Point’s FY 23 – 24 budget of $190.9M (General Fund Budget = $57.2M) is supported by a tax rate of $.13 per $100 of assessed tax value.

About the Community:

The City of East Point is in the northwestern portion of Georgia adjacent to and southwest of the City of Atlanta in Fulton County. East Point is conveniently located just five minutes from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta international Airport, and 10 minutes from downtown Atlanta. The city, which stretches approximately 18.1 square miles, is a quaint, urban, and friendly community that offers the full amenities of a big city.

With over 35,000 residents and more than 17,000 households, East Point is the fifth largest City in Fulton County and is made up of many unique and affordable historic neighborhoods. In addition, residents, businesses, and visitors alike enjoy light traffic and easy access to the MARTA bus and rail transportation system, as well as the Historic Downtown District and Camp Creek Marketplace.

East Point is home to the Camp Creek Business center, South Meadow Business Park, and several Fortune 500 Companies. The City’s future is supported by the East Point Main Street Association (EPMSA) which is integral in helping develop the City's Downtown District. The district was designed to create a central gathering place of pride and heritage, while strengthening the tax base, promoting tourism, and increasing public and private investments.

Qualifications:

The successful candidate must have a minimum of a bachelor's degree and 10 - 12 years of progressively responsible experience in local government, or related field, including five years as a senior executive managing more than one department. Preferred qualifications include familiarity with GA municipal management, a master's degree, and ICMA credentialing.

Salary and Benefits: The hiring range for this position is $185,000 to $200,000. The starting salary is based on experience and qualifications. East Point provides a comprehensive benefits package.

To apply, please visit https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/developmentalassociates and click on the “City Manager – City of East Point, Georgia,” title.

Please note the following:

  • All applications must be submitted online via the Developmental Associates application portal (link above) – NOT the City’s employment application portal or any other external website.
  • Resumes and cover letters must be uploaded with the application.
  • Applicants should apply by May 16, 2024.
  • The hiring team will invite successful semi-finalists to participate in virtual interviews and skill evaluations on June 13 - 14, 2024. Candidates are encouraged to reserve these dates for virtual meetings should they be invited to participate.
  • Direct inquiries to [email protected].

The City of East Point, Georgia, is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Developmental Associates, LLC manages the recruitment and selection process for this position. To learn more about our selection process, visit https://developmentalassociates.com/client-openings/, select “Client Openings," and scroll down to “Important Information for Applicants.”