City Manager

City of Vero Beach, FL

Job Details

  • Job Function: Chief Administrator (City/County Manager)
  • Salary: $125,000 - $175,000.
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Population: 16,919
  • Website:
  • Where: 1053 20th Place, Vero Beach, FL 32960
  • Form of Government: Council-Manager

Post Date: Mar 11 2019

Deadline: Mar 29 2019

To apply, e-mail your cover letter and resume to by March 29th. Faxed and mailed resumes will not be considered. Questions should be directed to Colin Baenziger at (561) 707-3537 or David Collier at (772) 220-4320.


City Manager, Vero Beach, FL (estimated population: 16,919)

2019 marks the centennial of the founding of one of Florida’s most iconic cities: Vero Beach. While it is often referred to as “The Hidden Jewel of the Treasure Coast,” it is hardly unknown. In fact, Disney chose it to be its first resort beyond its park when it developed its Vero Beach resort.

The City is looking for an experienced, highly motivated manager and leader-not a bureaucrat. The individual will be an expert in every aspect of local government management. He/she will be energetic, resilient, resourceful, reliable, and relentlessly positive with a “can do” attitude. The ideal candidate will keep all the elected officials well informed and present them with a recommendation as well as options. He/she will be a trusted and valued advisor. The individual will be comfortable speaking truth to power and definitely not a “yes” man or woman. Understanding and navigating politics, without becoming involved, will be very important. The best candidate will be visionary yet down to earth and practical.

Vero Beach is a lean government so the best candidate will be someone who is very knowledgeable and comfortable in a number of roles. It is also not a government where the manager sits behind a desk and directs traffic. Expect to be busy and to pitch in when necessary. Experience in a coastal community is desirable but it is more important that the individual be an outstanding manager and leader. The best candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in business administration, public administration, public policy or related field and at least ten years of experience as overseeing a city or county government.

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