City - City Manager
City seeks a progressive visionary leader with a strong, service-oriented
approach to managing municipal operations. The successful candidate
will be a seasoned professional who is engaged and visible within
the community, possesses interpersonal and managerial skills to
lead and mentor experienced, dedicated employees, and who is passionate
about providing exceptional service to residents.
must show demonstrated ability in budget, finance, capital improvement,
staff relations and supervision, business, and community and intergovernmental
relations and should have an entrepreneurial mindset to take on
an administrative/economic and development/negotiating role for
the City. This position will report directly to the Mayor and
the City Council.
the City strategies and activities.
Develop and implement policies, practices and procedures.
Recommend to and confer with management staff regarding plans,
specifications, financial needs and capital improvements for the
Monitor projects in progress for adherence to project objectives
Plan, direct, supervise and coordinate the work activities of
the City administrative division to accomplish work objectives
Confer with department director and staff to coordinate daily
operations and assist in organizing, scheduling and directing
the work efforts of the City Departments.
from an accredited college or university with a Master's Degree
in Public Administration or Business Administration preferred,
10+ years of experience in public sector management. Demonstrated
ability in intergovernmental relations is required. Proven experience
in municipal budgeting, economic development, city development
and revitalization programs is a plus.
candidates will have a minimum of 10 years of experience (or equivalency)
overseeing a municipal operation and budget.
selected individual will be required to reside in the City within
a reasonable period of time following appointment to the position.
must be able to pass background check and pre-employment drug
Job Type: Full-time (M-F)
Competitive Benefit Package
Pocomoke City is an equal opportunity employer without regard
to race, color, religion, national origin, disability, genetic
information, sex or age.
Position Description, Pocomoke City, MD
Position Title: City Manager
Position Summary: The City Managerreports to
the City Council and works closely with the Mayor to carry out
the policies, directives and ordinances approved by the Council.
In so doing, he or she directs and manages the operations of the
City under general direction from the Mayor and the City Council,
to include management and oversight of all City departments and
functions, and coordination of special projects. Work may either
be performed by the incumbent or delegated to subordinate staff.
Additional responsibilities involve overseeing financial and personnel
management; grant writing and administration,and overseeing the
day-to-day provision of all City Services.
Essential Job Functions:
- Directs and manages the operations of the City:, supervises
all department heads and administrative staff; hires all employees,
with final approval by the Mayor and City Council; and oversees
and participates in the resolution of inquiries and complaints
from the public and other organizations.
- Attends all meetings of the Mayor and City Council, Planning
and Zoning Commissionand Board of Zoning Appeals; Prepares and
distributes weekly memo to brief Mayor and Council Members on
the status of City operations and projects; provides analysis
as needed to assist the Council to make informed policy decisions;
prepares meeting agendas; provides administrative support to the
Mayor and Council members as needed. Meets with Mayor on a regular
basis between meetings of the Mayor and Council to update Mayor
on status of various City activities and projects.
- Oversees operations of all City departments,keeping Mayor and
Council apprised of departmental activities; monitors and evaluates
progress of departments towards the goals and objectives established
by the Mayor and Council.
- Facilitates internal and external communication throughout all
levels of the City; conducts staff meetings with department heads.
- Oversees the preparation of the annual budget; reviews departmental
budget requests for all City departments; coordinates the scheduling
of budget meetings; and ensures compliance with all legal and
- Oversees professional contractors and/or consultants providing
services for City projects; participates in the evaluation and
selection of contractors/consultants; interfaces with and monitors
the contractors/consultants to ensure timely and quality completion
of projects; facilitates coordination throughout the organization;
and provides information and support as needed.
- Assists the Mayor and City Council with strategic and long-range
planning for the City; keeps Mayor and City Council apprised of
developments at the state and federal level that impact the City;
monitors pending legislation for impact on the City; oversees
compliance with state, federal, and county laws and regulations.
- Represents the City at various meetings, functions, and events;
serves as a liaison to various civic organizations and committees,
non-profit attractions, taskforces, boards, Chamber of Commerce,and
D.P.A. Provides information about City operations; and keeps the
Mayor and City Council apprised of such activities.
- Writes grant applications for federal and state funding for
capital improvement projects and equipment purchases to include:
HUD/CDBG; USDA; MDE, EPA, D.N.R., D.O.J. State Police, MIEMS,
Community Legacy and others. Assures compliance with all appropriate
regulations and reporting requirements for all grants received.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
This position requires someone who is a generalist with comprehensive
and broad knowledge of all aspects of local government management,
including principles and practices of organization design and
development, public administration, public personnel administration,
labor/management relations, local finance administration, local
government law, and sources of information related to local government
administration; comprehensive knowledge of principles and practices
of the administration, development and implementation of Capital
Programs; analytical ability; ability to plan, organize and direct
a broad range of complex municipal services and programs to include
an awareness of social, political and environmental issues influencing
program development and administration; ability to understand
complex data and information, as well as to write clear and concise
reports, memoranda, directives and letters; familiarity with municipal
budgeting and accounting practices; ability to develop comprehensive
plans from general instruction;ability to implement policies and
goals of the Mayor and City Council as directed; ability to delegate
work to subordinates and to follow-up as necessary; ability to
perform highly detailed work on multiple, concurrent tasks with
constant interruptions under intensive deadlines; ability to establish
and maintain effective working relationships and interact with
the Mayor, City Council, all levels of City management, other
government officials, MD Municipal League, community and civic
organizations, employees, the media and the public; ability to
exercise tact and diplomacy, especially when addressing highly
sensitive political, public policy, community and employee issues
and situations to include the proper observance of confidentiality
and legal constraints. Excellent “people skills” and
the ability to empathize with others are highly desirable traits.
Requires an advanced degree in business or public administration
from an accredited college or university,and at least five years
of experience in local government general management.Also requires
familiarity with grant writing and administration, and with the
types of operations and activities conducted by the Pocomoke City
Government, to include police; ambulance; public works, water/sewer;
golf course/recreation; community and economic development; human
resources; legal constraints and requirements; finance; and housing/code
enforcement. Incumbent must reside in Pocomoke City while employed
as City Manager/Administrator. Possession of the Credentialed
Manager designation from the International City/County Management
Association (ICMA) is desirable.
POCOMOKE CITY, MD PUBLIC WORKS LABORER
City is seeking applications for a full-time Laborer in the
Public Works Department. Job duties will include routine manual
labor involved in trash collection, street maintenance, grass
cutting, use of hand-powered and other equipment including mowers,
and similar work.
Applications and position description may be obtained in person
at City Hall, 101 Clarke Avenue, or online at www.cityofpocomoke.com.Salary
$10.28/hr. to 12.30/hr., plus benefits depending on qualifications.
POLICE OFFICER - POCOMOKE CITY, MARYLAND
City is accepting applications for the position of Police Patrolman
for the Pocomoke City Police Department. Work will include routine
mobile and foot patrol duties, enforcement of state and local
laws, close interaction with the public, traffic and crowd control
during special events, and related duties. The City will pay
for professional training, as necessary. This is a sworn position
and requires the carrying of a firearm.
Minimum requirements: High School diploma, valid driver’s
license, good driving record, clean background check, ability
to work independently, ability to pass minimum physical requirements,
and work-related references.
Applications are available at City Hall during normal business
hours or online at www.cityofpocomokemd.gov.
Competitive salary range ($42,000.00- $50,000.00, D.O.Q.) and
excellent benefits. Applications will be accepted until position
The employment application and background investigation form
(EBI) is available for printing on this page. This entire form
must be completed and returned:
of Pocomoke Employment Application