City of Camilla, GA
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30 E Broad St. Camilla, Ga 31730
Chief appointed official position was recognized by ICMA in 1971 as a Council-Manager position.
chief appointed officials in the past 10 years
The City of Camilla, Georgia seeks applicants for the position of City Manager.
Camilla is located in southwest Georgia. It is the county seat of Mitchell County, with a population in excess of 5000 and a budget of $47 million. The city strives for a small town atmosphere with a focus on continuous improvement. The elected leadership seeks an individual with impeccable integrity and a passion for fostering the city’s airport operations, its successful town center, safe, livable neighborhoods and expanding the city’s enterprise operations. Camilla is a Full Service city offering all core municipal services plus natural gas and electricity. Telecommunications, including cable tv, internet and telephone services are provided through a regional authority.
An elected mayor and six council members govern the city. The City Manager is the chief administrative officer responsible for the city’s daily operation with direct oversight of all departments. The City Manager reports to the Mayor and Council.
Ten years of progressive experience in city management is preferred, with utility experience as a plus. Applicants should provide evidence of leadership in managing change and crafting community initiatives. In addition, the successful candidate will possess a strong ethical compass, an ability to communicate vision as well as tactical goals and a capacity to traverse a political environment with direct experience in working with elected officials. An ability to collaborate with regional partners is also required, with an emphasis on relationship building and identifying resources. Core skills include financial expertise, including experience with the budgeting process, trend assessment and forecasting; organizational skills with an eye for efficiencies and the role of technology in that process; communication skills (both oral and written); excellent interpersonal skills and a passion for customer service. Marketing and Economic Development experience is a plus. The successful candidate will possess a minimum of a Bachelors degree with a Masters degree preferred. Exceptional local government experience will be favorably considered. The salary range for this position is $100,000 to $130,000.
Underwood and Company is assisting the city in this search. Applications will be received until filled and screening of candidates will begin immediately. Application materials should include a cover letter addressing how the candidate’s experiences match the position requirements; a resume; candidate’s contact information (phone and email) and the names, titles, addresses, business and home telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three references. Submission of these materials as PDF attachments is strongly encouraged.
Applications should be submitted to:
Underwood and Company
15125 US Highway 19 South
Thomasville, Georgia 31792
The City of Camilla is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access Employer
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