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August 27, 2009 by Barbara

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‘City Manager – City of Pompano Beach

Source: Connie Hoffmann

(pop. 104,000) Salary: $175,000 – $195,000 DOQ. $204-million budget; 700-plus employees. Located on the Atlantic Ocean in southeast Florida, Pompano Beach presents a great opportunity for a seasoned city manager with exceptional leadership skills and a track record of success in implementing plans and projects to help this All-American City award winner make the most of its considerable assets. The city’s roots run deep and, despite its size, it has retained a friendly and family-oriented atmosphere more commonly found in smaller towns. The mayor and City Commission are a collegial group and share the same vision of what they are seeking in a city manager. The successful candidate must have excellent judgment and effective communication skills, and be forthright with, and responsive to, the members of the City Commission and the public. Establishing a good relationship and communicating with various community groups is an important part of the job in Pompano Beach. The ideal city manager will be forward-thinking, capable of assisting the City Commission in establishing a clear vision for the city’s future and drive the organization steadily to the attainment of that vision. Candidates must have a track record of obtaining a strong performance from staff, improving customer service, and managing successfully under tight financial constraints. The ability to drive the organization to higher performance levels and build consensus in the community to achieve the city’s plans on a variety of fronts is also important. Candidates should have experience in managing in an urban environment and have demonstrated good working relationships with diverse populations and neighborhood associations. City manager experience and Florida local-government experience is strongly preferred. Pompano Beach is in the process of evaluating whether to discontinue contracting for police services with the sheriff and reestablish its own Police Department. The new city manager will have to help the City Commission analyze the challenges and costs inherent in such a move and direct the implementation effort should it be decided to build a new department. In other significant initiatives, the city recently contracted with a private firm to manage the city’s two community redevelopment areas (CRAs) and is in the process of completely updating its zoning code. The city manager is expected to coordinate city efforts with the CRAs, oversee implementation of the new zoning code, and spearhead the development of a transit hub and redevelopment of the city’s center core. The position requires a bachelor’s degree in public administration or a related field, and 10 years senior-management experience in a medium or large city or in an urban county. See a more detailed job/city profile at Send résumé, cover letter and five professional references to Connie Hoffmann of The Mercer Group at [email protected]. Closing date: August 31, 2009.’


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Billing and Customer Service Supervisor – The Villages

Source: The Villages

(pop. 73,000) Salary: $31,183.92 – $54,681.19. Provides daily operational oversight and supervision of Finance Department employees engaged in billing and customer-service functions for the district utility bills, district recreation amenity bills and trash bills rendered on behalf of private contractors for a fee. Incumbent will direct a workforce of five to 10 employees. Incumbent must be able to operate within district or department policy guidelines using independent judgment in achieving assigned objectives. Must possess the ability to read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures and government regulation, and the ability to write reports, business correspondence and procedure manuals. Requirements include a bachelor’s degree in accounting, business administration or a closely related field from a four-year college or university. Requires a minimum of three years of related job experience in the management of utility customer-service functions for a large and complex utility in the public or private sector. This position requires computer skills with working knowledge of governmental accounting and billing software and Microsoft Office. Exempt-level position with full benefits. DFWP/EOE. Submit application to District Human Resources Department, 3231 Wedgewood Lane, The Villages, FL 32162; fax: (352) 751-3909, Attn: Human Resources. Applications are available at

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