VILLAGE OF KEY BISCAYNE
Village Manager’s Office
88 West McIntyre Street
Key Biscayne, Florida 33149
THE VILLAGE OF KEY BISCAYNE
The Village of Key Biscayne was incorporated in 1991, the result of a community effort to establish local control over taxes, services and future development. The Village operates under a Council-Manager form of government, with a strong manager system. The Village Council consists of a Mayor and six Councilmembers. The Village Council sets policy, discharges legislative functions, and appoints and supervises the Village Manager, the Village Clerk and the Village Attorney. The Manager serves as chief administrative officer, overseeing the Village’s full-service government, featuring fire rescue, police, building, planning and zoning, human resources, finance, parks and recreation, and public works departments. There are approximately 125 full-time employees and five collective bargaining units.
The Village maintains the lowest millage rate of any full-service municipality in Miami-Dade County, while providing high levels of services in all departments. The fiscal year 2020-21 General Fund Operating Budget totals $33,500,000, supplemented by a current-year Capital Improvement Plan funding of $3,400,000 to produce a total current-year financial program of $36,900,000. Projected General Fund Revenues for 2020-21 total approximately $34,200,000.
Water and sewer service are provided by the County. The Village contracts for engineering, landscaping, solid waste, and recycling services.
CANDIDATES FOR THE VILLAGE MANAGER POSITION
The Village Council is seeking candidates with the requisite managerial and technical experience and expertise, and demonstrated success in leadership, to serve as Village Manager with excellence. Ideal candidates will be intelligent and wise, energetic, creative, confident and personable.
The new Village Manager must have or gain a thorough understanding of Village history and our local “culture”. He or she will have a strong and sincere commitment to be engaged out-of-office, to get to know constituents and help generally with their civic pursuits and local institutions. He or she will have a clear sense of community strengths and the vision to build on them, working from past achievements in community building, having absorbed lessons from past work that will preserve enduring qualities and lead the Village forward as changes occur.
He or she will possess excellent communication and management skills, with a talent for and interest in mentorship and be invested in the success of others. He or she will exemplify honesty and integrity. He or she will be effective working with diverse and highly-engaged constituencies, and be excellent at consensus building - a leader who can inspire and reinforce confidence in "good government"; who understands how to manage efficient process while keeping Councilmembers and the community well informed, promoting transparency. The new Manager will be independent in deciding on the best course and effective in explaining the decision. She or he will be comfortable telling Councilmembers what they need to hear; not just what they want to hear. She or he will maintain an open-door policy, and be a good listener, patient taking input but decisive as well as diplomatic.
The new Manager will be a creative and confident thinker who can chart a path and guide others on it, leading by good example, inspiring staff to be accountable and to maintain their own high standards. He or she will have the temperament, trustworthiness, and diplomatic skills required to moderate contentiousness and steer healthy discussion.
He or she will represent the Village at events and proceedings within and outside Key Biscayne and will be effective advocating for the Village with other governmental players at all levels.
Candidates should possess a Bachelor's degree and demonstrate an educational or professional background in Public Administration, Business Administration, Finance, Civil Engineering or a field relevant to city management. A post-baccalaureate degree would be a plus.
The successful candidate will have at least five to seven years of municipal management experience as a Village/City Manager or Assistant Manager (or equivalent executive position) in a community comparable to Key Biscayne (or larger), with full municipal services, a demographically evolving, diverse and engaged population, and a local business community. Large-scale capital improvement and public works project management experience is highly desirable. Private sector experience (not in lieu of governmental experience) is a plus, as is coastal community experience with knowledge and understanding of beach management, shoreline protection, permitting and funding sources. Experience with Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) disaster preparedness and disaster recovery policies and procedures is also highly desirable, as is experience working with organized labor and union negotiations. Although not required, bilingual capabilities (English/Spanish) are preferred. The successful candidate should be a member in good standing (or eligible for membership) with the International City/County Management Association (ICMA). Evidence of continued professional development is also important.
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
The Village Council is committed to providing market-competitive compensation and benefits, corresponding to the experience and qualifications of the selected candidate. Reasonable relocation expenses will also be negotiable with the successful candidate.
HOW TO APPLY
Interested and qualified candidates should send a letter of interest and resume electronically by end of day, Thursday, December 31, 2020 to:
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Resumes are subject to provisions of Florida Public Records Statutes.
The Village of Key Biscayne, Florida is an Equal opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex, age, marital status, national origin, political ideology, or disability in employment or the provision of services.
PARKS & RECREATION DEPARTMENT
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Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and are open until filled.
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The Village of Key Biscayne is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer
The Village of Key Biscayne is a drug-free workplace.
A pre-employment drug screen, criminal history background investigation, and a driver’s license verification may be conducted.