Normandy Park City Manager
$115,000-$150,000 Salary Range – DOE
The City of Normandy Park, Washington, is seeking a City Manager. The current City Manager is retiring after six years of service to Normandy Park and 45 years of service to municipal corporations. Normandy Park is one of the top neighborhoods in the Seattle/Tacoma metropolitan area. Surrounded by the larger cities of Burien to the north and Des Moines to the south, with incredible views of Puget Sound, Mt. Rainier, and the Olympic Mountains to the west, Normandy Park, with 4.5 miles of waterfront on Puget Sound in 2.5 square miles, is a “hidden gem” and a “center of calm.”
Normandy Park is classified in the Revised Code of Washington as a non-charter code city with a Council-Manager form of government. All Council members are elected at large and serve four-year terms. The city is overseen by seven elected Councilmembers, one of whom is selected from among the members for a two-year term as Mayor, serving as council chair. City Council members do not have term limits. Councilmembers serve without compensation. The next election occurs in November 2021, when three positions are up for election. The city currently provides a full range of services to its citizens. City departments include City Manager’s Office, City Clerk, Community Development, Parks, Finance, Police, and Public Works. Water and sewer services are provided by special purpose districts that are distinct from city government. Electricity and natural gas are provided mostly by Puget Sound Energy. A Metropolitan Park District funds city parks, the governing board is Normandy Park City Council members as commissioners.
The city’s total budget for 2021 is $16.7 million, including an $8.86 million General Fund budget. Property taxes are the major source of ongoing revenue, with over $500,000 in sales tax. Property owners also support an excess property tax levy as part of the tax burden. Other major revenue sources are utility taxes, franchise fees and State-shared revenues. The city has almost 30 full-time and part-time FTEs, including ten uniformed police officers and six public works field staff. The Police Department is 36% of the General Fund budget. Normandy Park takes great pride in its law enforcement team and low crime rate.
Several boards, commissions, and committees made up of citizen volunteers advise the City Council and city administration. Citizen participation is an essential part of Normandy Park’s governmental process. Community involvement and a sense of connection and contribution are highly valued.
The position requires a bachelor’s degree in public or business administration or equivalent (master’s degree in public or business administration desirable). A minimum of five years of progressively responsible management experience in a comparable municipal, governmental or non-governmental organization with experience as a CEO, CAO, deputy CEO, deputy CAO, or major department lead is preferred.
To apply, email your cover letter and resume to Brooks Wall, City Clerk, firstname.lastname@example.org by February 26, 2021. Questions? Email City Manager Mark Hoppen, email@example.com. The City of Normandy Park is an Equal Opportunity Employer. First review of applications: February 26, 2021 (open until filled).
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