County Manager

County of Clay, FL

Job Details

  • Job Function: Chief Administrator (City/County Manager)
  • Credential: No preference
  • Salary: $165,000 - $225,000.
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Population: 212,230
  • Where: 477 Houston St, Green Cove Springs, Fl 32043
  • Form of Government: County council-administrator/mgr

Post Date: Mar 4 2019

Deadline: Mar 22 2019

To apply, qualified candidates should e-mail their resumes and cover letters to (faxed or mailed resumes will not be accepted) by March 22, 2019. All questions should be addressed to Colin Baenziger at (561) 707-3537 or Lynelle Klein at (425) 658-7025.


County Manager, Clay County, FL

Located in Northeast Florida just south of Jacksonville, the dynamic and enticing Clay County is growing rapidly. It is in a great place now and moving towards an even brighter future! In 2000, its population was just over 140,000. Today the Census Bureau estimates it to be just over 200,000. Growth will not stop there-the excitement of anticipation is in the air! In less than ten years, an outer beltway around Jacksonville will be completed through the area. Developers are already capitalizing on the opportunity and new homes are beginning to sprout in the previously more rural south and southwestern parts of the County.

Clay County is seeking a strong leader to partner with the Commission to take the County into the future. The individual will be an advisor yet also recognize he/ she works for the Commission. He/she will be not just responsive but is on top of issues, programs, and projects. The Commissioners expect the individual will keep them fully informed and their information needs are fully met, without them having to ask. The individual will find solutions to problems and encourage others to do so. It cannot be done is not an acceptable, initial answer. If the first or suggested approach does not work, the Manager will strive diligently to find innovative methods that gets the County to same place.

The position requires a Bachelor’s degree with an emphasis in Public or Business Administration or a related field. A Master’s degree is preferred. Candidates should have at least seven years of senior level management experience in public or business administration, preferably within local government, as a City/County Manager or Assistant City/County Manager with agencies of similar size and complexity. Expertise in growth management, infrastructure, transportation, and finance (ideally, being able to rub two nickels together and get a quarter) are required. Success in economic development and experience with emergency management coordination are pluses.

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