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City of Northport
City Administrator

Job Title: City Administrator
Closing Date: Monday, March 6, 2017
Salary: Exempt, Contract Position - Salary Dependent on Experience.
Salary Range: $130,000-$160,000 annually

Responsible for the day to day administrative operations of the City and its departments. The powers and responsibilities of the City Administrator are those specifically set out by the City Council and the ultimate responsibility for the operation of the City is vested with its elected officials. Serves as City Clerk and Treasurer.

A.    Administrative Duties (60%)
Collaborates with department heads to prepare the annual budget for submittal to the City Council.
Acts as the Appointing Authority for the City with the authority to investigate, conduct, and discipline, all employees of the City, except department heads, as provided by the Civil Service Act and appropriate departmental policies.
Prepares the agenda for all Council meetings and serves as the Council’s principle staff advisor.
Prepares and recommends to the Council, Mayor and Civil Service Board any changes in the personnel classification and compensation plan of the City.
Acts as the purchasing agent for the City.
Conducts and manages municipal elections.
Issues all licenses for the City.
Reviews and approves the recommendations of the Finance Director regarding the placement of all City investment funds and banking accounts maintained by the Finance Director.
Coordinates the activities of the various department heads to further the goals and objectives established by the City Council.
Is responsible for providing the centralization of the administrative responsibilities of the City.
B.    Council Liaison/Public Relations (30%)
Represents the Council and ensures that its policies and procedures are carried out in a highly professional manner.
Serves as a policy advisor to the Council and Mayor on revenues, laws, policies and administrative procedures of the City.
Keeps the Council and Mayor fully informed about the financial condition of the City.
Provides the Mayor and Council with accurate and specific knowledge of numerous matters that affect the operation of the City.
Develops and submits plans to the Council and Mayor for long-range improvements.
Receives and settles claims against the City.
Takes minutes of all Council meetings; finalizes and distributes minutes.
Responsible for questions and complaints from the public.
Acts as custodian for the City Council of all municipal properties, real and personal.

C. Records/Reports (10%)
Acts as custodian of the City Seal and serves as the official keeper of all municipal records.

D.  Is accessible while on duty and works harmoniously with all employees and citizens.

E.  Performs any other job related duties in a safe manner as assigned by the City Council.

Must have a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering, Planning, Public Administration, Business Administration or related field from an accredited college or university.
Ten years of progressively responsible experience in local government desired.
Must hold City Clerk certification or be able to obtain one in a three (3) year period.
Must be bondable.
Must have a valid driver’s license and have a safe driving record.
Full time residency in Tuscaloosa County is preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge of all areas of local government, including but not limited to the following; public safety, public works, city planning and management, building and construction, finance and human resources.
*Extensive knowledge of the general layout of the City, including schools, businesses, residential areas, etc.
*Extensive knowledge of State laws and local ordinances that impact the day to day operations of the local government.
*Thorough knowledge of the Civil Service Act.
Excellent interpersonal skills.
Good bookkeeping and mathematical skills.
Excellent managerial skills.
Ability to supervise in an impartial, yet firm manner.
Ability to schedule own time and work against deadlines.
Ability to maintain an effective working relationship with other employees and must be able to treat employees, Council, Mayor and citizens with dignity and respect.
Must be able to maintain regular attendance on the job.
Physical Characteristics:
See well enough to read and print numbers without error.
Hear well enough to understand normal conversation.
Speak well enough to converse with large groups and other City employees.
See well enough to read text on a computer monitor.
Have mobility to move freely about the office.
Have ability to enter, exit and operate a motorized vehicle.

City of Decatur
Chief Financial Officer

The City of Decatur is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin or disability.

Job Title:    Chief Financial Officer, Job ID#:    1014-170216
Classification:    Exempt service, Job Type:    Full time
Salary Range:    61    Bi-Weekly    $3,270.00 - $4,616.00,   Annual    $85,020.00 - $120,016.00
CLOSING*:    Day/Date:  Thursday, March 16, 2017
*To be eligible for consideration, a completed employment application must be received by the City of Decatur Human Resources Department before the closing date. Please attach a current resume if available.  

Duties/Purpose:    The purpose of this classification is serve as the City’s Chief Financial Officer with responsibility for supervising the departmental staff and operations of finance, purchasing, revenue, and other assigned areas.  Also, serves as financial advisor to the Mayor and City Council for long range forecasting, planning and budgeting.
*Job description available upon request or at our website –

**Due to the volume of responses received, we will not be able to provide a status of consideration.  Candidates who have been selected for the next step in the review process will be notified.

Requirements:    Must possess a Master’s in Accounting, Business Administration (MBA), Public Administration (MPA) or closely related field, CPA, CMA or CFM certification(s), and 3-5 years of municipal/government accounting.  Residency within the city limits of Decatur, Alabama as soon as possible upon employment is non-negotiable.  Must be a U.S. Citizen and have, or be able to obtain, a valid Alabama driver’s license.  

Employment Applications are available on our website at, or from the Human Resources Department at City Hall-2nd Floor Tower, 402 Lee St NE, Decatur, AL 35602.

Completed employment application, with current resume (if available), must be returned to the City of Decatur Human Resources Department by the posting closing date.  May be delivered in person or
Mailed to: P. O. Box 1984, Decatur, AL 35602

Emailed to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Faxed to: (256) 341-4895

The Human Resources Department may be contacted at (256) 341-4890

City of Fairhope
Planning Director
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
This position performs a variety of technical and complex work reviewing development proposals, building permits and subdivision applications
Minimum Qualification Standards:
Knowledge, skills and abilities:
Knowledge of City planning principles and development procedures;
Knowledge of City planning codes, and state enabling legislation;
Ability to be insured by the City’s liability carrier;
Ability to engage in active field work for extended periods of time in occasionally adverse weather conditions;
Review subdivision and zoning applications;
Review building plans for conformance with City regulations;
Meet with property owners, engineers, contractors, residents and other interested parties to discuss proposals and ideas;
Develop long and short-range plans and projects;
Attend Planning Commission, City Council and Board of Adjustment meetings as necessary

Education, experience and training:
Possession of a valid Alabama driver’s license; AND
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in City, Regional or Urban Planning or other closely related field; AND
Five (5) years of experience in planning, preferably in a municipal setting.
A valid State of Alabama Driver’s License

Applications for Employment will be accepted ONLY at the Fairhope Municipal Complex, (City Hall,), 161 N. Section St., Fairhope, Ala., Monday through Friday, from 8:00 AM to 11:00 PM and 12:00 PM to 4:30 PM.

City of Madison
Police Chief
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
The City of Madison, Alabama, located west of Huntsville and known for its high-quality schools, highly-educated occupants and high-tech companies, is accepting applications for the position of Police Chief to direct a progressive department with 110 total personnel. Madison is among the fastest growing cities in the southeastern US, with a current population of approximately 47,000. Madison’s Police Chief is responsible for Patrol Division, Traffic Division, School Resource Officers, Investigations, Dispatch, Records, Animal Control and other services. The Chief of Police is appointed by the City Council and reports to the Mayor for a term coextensive with the term of Council. The position requires progressive police supervisor experience. The successful candidate must have at least 15 years of police experience with an excellent performance record in Federal, State or Local law enforcement. Ten years direct supervisory experience preferred, with experience at the Lieutenant or Commander level a plus. Bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, public administration or related field. Formal training in police administration, planning and methods, as well as coursework in management and employment laws, also desirable. Demonstrated knowledge of modern patrol techniques, personnel management and exceptional leadership skills are required. Residence in the City of Madison is required within six months of appointment. Salary: $85,000.00 - $115,000.00 D.O.Q. Excellent benefit package includes retirement with RSA. To view the full job posting requirements and to apply on line, please visit our website @ Click on Job Openings on the left of the screen. Resume may be attached to completed electronic application. EOE Employer.
City of Alexander City
City Clerk
Primary Responsibility:
Coordinates and supervises the preparation and distribution of Council agendas and supplements
Attends City Council meetings and maintains a record of votes; prepares official minutes of Council activities; processes all official documents related to Council activities
Provides official notification to the public regarding City Council meetings
Receives all correspondence addressed to the City Council and all other materials and documents requiring City Council approval and adoption
Receives legal publication notices including public notices, official actions and ordinances; records and publicizes legal notices, ordinances and City Council minutes. Ensures legal requirements are met regarding public notices, publications and posting of City business
Prepares ordinances for codification; oversees the codification of ordinances into the municipal code
Serves as custodian of official City records and public documents; retrieves public records for the general public and city staff; provides information on ordinances, resolutions and policies; provides copies of records; attests and certifies official documents and copies
Coordinates public records request to ensure compliance with public records laws
Oversees or performs an accurate recording of the proceedings, preparation of the minutes, recording, indexing and filing for the public record; distributes information as requested.
Answers questions and provides information to the general public; responds to citizen inquiries and complaints
Works in cooperation with Tallapoosa County to prepare and maintain city election materials and assists with election procedures for City
Within the Clerk’s department: assigns and delegates work; determines work procedures and monitors workflow; supervises staff and conducts performance evaluations; prepares and administers departmental budget
Develops and maintains electronic and hard copy files to access information and provides reports and research for the public and council; operates a variety of standard office equipment to access necessary information and archive documents in accordance with State law
Conducts self in a manner which promotes and supports diversity and inclusivity in the workplace and community
Attests to all resolutions, ordinances, contract, and agreements on behalf of the Council as evidence of the authorization of such documents by the council.
Evaluate record/documents to determine their value in order to make recommendations for retention and disposal
Performs notary services
Performs all other duties that may be required by State statutes and City Ordinances
Performs other related duties as assigned

Job Requirements:
Must be a graduate of an accredited four-year college or university with a major study in public administration, business administration or related field or five (5) years of professional experience in public administration, preferably for municipality; including two (2) years of people management experience and in-depth knowledge of public records management and compliance provisions. Certification as a City/Municipal Clerk preferred upon hire or required to obtain within three years of hire. Must pass criminal background check. Position requires an extensive depth of expertise and knowledge in public records that can be used to develop policies and procedures as well as determine efficient and innovative ways to accomplish the organization’s business strategies. Must possess a valid Alabama driver’s license and a driving record suitable for insurability. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other municipal employees, City officials and general public. Ability to clearly communicate information both verbally and in writing. Ability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality commensurate with duties and responsibilities of the City Clerk’s Office. Ability to work on activities involving a continual reoccurrence of deadlines where work product accuracy is critical. Extensive knowledge in Microsoft Office (PowerPoint, Excel, Word, and Outlook).

City of Phenix City
Director of Utilities
Salary Range: $96,561-$130,642

Position Overview: Under general direction researches literature to maintain current information on practices and methods of utility services; analyzes needs and generates revenue; directs the formulation of strategic and operating plans, develops and obtains approval for annual budget; reviews, updates and modifies jobs, prepares position announcements, designs selection procedures, recruits and interviews applicants and makes hiring recommendations, orients and trains staff, communicates work rules, counsels employees and rates job performance; writes directives and holds group meetings, leads and directs activities of subordinate managers and staff; controls budget and ensures expenditures are in accordance with guidelines; maintains liaison and coordinates with other departments and represents City Manager at meetings as required and carries out public relations activities by speaking at civic functions and making media appearances, assists in planning and administrative functions as required.

Requirements: Hold bachelor’s degree in business administration, public administration, engineering or closely related field and have (5) five years increasingly responsible managerial or professional experience in a management position involving the direct supervision and administration of water and sewer services. Two years experience in the construction and maintenance of relevant systems and equipment. Experience in metering, purchasing and warehousing is desirable OR Have (10) ten years combination of training and experience relating to a Utilities system. Must hold a valid driver’s license. Substantial knowledge of concepts, principles and techniques of utilities administration including marketing, metering, billing, purchasing, warehousing, accounting, finance, water purification and wastewater treatment operations.

Benefits: Benefits include medical and dental insurance, life insurance, participation with the Employee's Retirement System of Alabama and paid vacation, sick and holidays

Additional details can be found on website at and may be submitted via email through our website (with copies of supporting documents included) to or mailed/ delivered to City of Phenix City, Human Resources, 1103 Broad Street, Phenix City, AL 36867. Hours for applications are Tuesdays-Thursdays from 10:00 am EST until 2:00 pm EST and Fridays from 2:00 pm EST until 5:00 pm EST