JOB: City Manager: Duluth, Georgia

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    Patrick Fiorenza

    City of Duluth, Georgia



    Our hiring range is $103,000-$120,000 with a comprehensive benefits package. Applicants selected for interviews will be provided with a draft employment contract for their review.


    The City of Duluth, Georgia, (pop. 26,600) located 27 miles northeast of Atlanta, is a forward thinking, fiscally sound, vibrant and diverse community committed to growth, sustainability, and environmental responsibility with a vision for the future including: (1) the City as an attractive destination, (2) a commitment to high quality in everything we do, (3) a world class government, and (4) a sustainable economic environment.

    We are proud of our rich heritage and are delighted to blend it with new and exciting contemporary elements guided by our Planning and Development Department. This is a great place for families with nationally ranked schools of excellence. Our high quality of life is fostered by activities, facilities, and programs for all ages provided by an outstanding Parks and Recreation department, and our safe city is well protected by Duluth’s state-certified police department. Our streets and facilities are competently taken care of by our Public Works Department.

    We are seeking an inspirational, innovative, visionary, dynamic and proven leader, manager, and communicator who has a passion to serve as our City Manager.

    A Mayor and five-member City Council, all elected at-large, govern the City, with the City Manager serving as the Chief Executive Officer responsible for the day-to-day operations of the city government and represents the interests of the City to outside groups, organizations, and other entities at the city, county, state, and federal levels. The City Manager coordinates the activities of all departments, supervises department heads, develops/administers programs and policies of the City established by the Mayor and Council, and coordinates the preparation and submission of the operating and capital expenditures budget. The City’s FY2012 budget is $31 million.

    The workforce consists of 135 dedicated full-time employees in the Police, City Clerk and Business Office, Public Works, Parks and Recreation, Planning and Zoning, Public Information and Marketing, and City Manager departments.


    A successful candidate must have at least ten years principal or assistant senior management experience, with at least five years experience in a broad based City Manager’s office preferred; however, we are open to candidates with extensive, successful leadership experience outside of municipal government.

    A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Public or Business Administration, Planning, Finance, or a related field is required, with a master’s degree preferred.

    ICMA Credentialed Manager certification is a plus, and if not credentialed, the successful candidate is expected to pursue certification within two years of employment.

    The preferred candidate should be a strong leader with personnel, budgetary, and financial management skills. Other desirable attributes include exceptional analytical skills and the ability to present ideas and recommendations effectively, both orally and in writing, to the Mayor and Council, the community at large, and others.


    Due to the need to be available in emergencies, it is desirable for the selected candidate to live within a 10 mile radius of Duluth City Hall.


    • Please submit: (1) a cover letter of interest, (2) resume, (3) answers to the required questionnaire, and (4) the employment application.
    • All hiring documents are available on the City website at:

    • All documents may be submitted electronically by e-mail to

    [email protected]

    • If you are mailing your submission, send all documents to:

    Ed Johnson, Human Resources Manager
    City of Duluth
    3167 Main Street
    Duluth, GA 30096

    • Contact Ed Johnson at 770-497-5290 or [email protected] with any questions

    • Position posted 07-15-2011

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