City Manager

City of Oldsmar,FL Published: June 7, 2017
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(Salary Range is - $125,000 to $170,000 DOQ/E; + Outstanding Benefits!)

A charming and historic community of nearly 15,000 spread over 10 square miles, Oldsmar is uniquely located along the serene northern shoreline of Tampa Bay, between metropolitan Tampa and the famed west central Florida Gulf beaches.  The water-front vistas mirror the “Old Florida” ambiance that can be visualized with Oldsmar’s landscaped boulevards, abundant parks, and a 300-acre wilderness preserve.  Oldsmar defies the age-old adage that bigger is always better, because it has managed to create a thriving business environment that is also widely recognized as a great place to live.  In part, this is because Oldsmar residents, recreational enthusiasts, and those employed in the community are only 20 minutes from two international airports, shopping, dining, professional sports venues, universities, hospitals, golf resorts, and the Gulf coast.  Oldsmar is also home to an outstanding outdoor multi-sport athletic complex, along with only one of four BMX Supercross Tracks in the country, where world class athletes train year-round. There are 55,000 vehicles traveling daily through Oldsmar that is home to 925 businesses, and a daytime population nearly double the resident population.  Major employers include Nielsen Media Research, Lockheed Martin Tactical, and Osgood Industries, to name a few.  The location of a CXS rail line through the city along with other significant long-term planning initiatives have provided significant opportunities for the community to prosper.

The City of Oldsmar has a longstanding reputation of stable governance and for supporting and encouraging a professionally operated local government.  The current City Manager is retiring after 30 years which has prompted this recruitment.  The City is governed by a five-member City Council consisting of the mayor, vice-mayor and three councilmembers, all serving three year terms. The City Manager is one of three charter officials appointed by the City Council (includes City Attorney and City Clerk) and serves as the City’s chief administrative officer carrying out the Council’s policies and directives.  The City Manager hires and supervises all department directors and is responsible for preparing and managing the City’s annual budget process.  The position also provides general oversight for Oldsmar’s Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) that is focused on the redevelopment of the Town Center area, including Olds Square and other downtown development.  The City has 145 full-time employees throughout 7 departments offering a wide array of public services, including street construction and maintenance, water and sewer utilities, disaster preparedness, planning and redevelopment, parks and recreation, administrative services, and fire rescue that are all funded by a $30.5 million combined funds budget.  Law enforcement services are provided by the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office.

The City of Oldsmar is seeking a leader with vision, a record of transparency, and an individual of high integrity.  The ideal candidate must be able to communicate effectively with residents, civic and business leaders, employees, and the City Council.  Experience in municipal finance, budgeting, and economic development is a priority.  Candidates should also be knowledgeable about use of technology in a local government context, and have knowledge or experience with measuring city services, assessing performance from a budget perspective, and have a strong record of developing future leadership in an organization.  Learning about the history of Oldsmar, and getting to know the employees and elected officials will be an advantage when building upon the positive culture that currently exists within the organization.

A Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration or Public Administration and at least 5 years’ experience at a senior level management position for a local government is required. A master’s degree in public or business administration is preferred. A comparable amount of training or experience may be substituted for the minimum qualifications.  The selected candidate will be required to live within the City of Oldsmar.


Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume on-line at: This position is open until filled; however, prospective candidates are encouraged to submit their applications by July 5, 2017.  For more information, please contact Art Davis at or 816.868.7042.

The City of Oldsmar, Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity at all levels of its workforce!  For more information, please visit at

Confidentiality: Under Florida’s Public Records Act, information from your application is subject to public disclosure at any point in the recruitment process. 

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