City of Tucker, GA

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The City of Tucker, Georgia is seeking a strong and charismatic Assistant City Manager to join the management team as they usher a vibrant, diverse and inclusive community of elected officials, staff members and residents through the upcoming years of growth. If you are an experienced professional with a successful track record of leadership and project management this exciting opportunity may be a great fit for you.  Tucker is primed for growth, complex capital projects and increased service performance. Founded in 1892 and incorporated in 2016, Tucker is a vibrant and growing community located just northeast of Atlanta, nestled between three major highways, providing a convenient location to live, work and play.  Tucker has a strong sense of community spirit and civic pride. Volunteer groups and organizations work in collaboration with the city to provide community events and support engagement efforts for the 38,000+ residents that have chosen Tucker as their home.  Tucker has the best of what metro Atlanta has to offer with a vibrant main street, a park system of over 280 acres, playing fields, and a variety of community organized events.  The schools operate under the jurisdiction of the DeKalb County School District with five elementary schools and one middle school feeding into Tucker High School.  The City of Tucker operates under a Council/Manager form of Government.  The organization is lovingly referred to as Team Tucker and is a combination of full and part-time City employees as well as full-time contractors in a public/private partnership. The Assistant City Manager, working closely with the City Manager will focus on city operations and play a critical role in ensuring that department leaders deliver quality services in a highly effective manner.

The ideal candidate will be people-focused, exhibit an exemplary customer service approach and have a strong commitment to public service. The candidate must have a deep understanding of municipal operations and have the ability to implement the City Council’s policies and provide strategic direction and oversight to City departments and functions. The Assistant City Manager acts as an extension of the City Manager’s leadership, and it is paramount that the working relationship with the City Manager be one of deep-trust, transparency and collaboration. Tucker has a team-based approach that includes public/private partnerships with embedded vendors to achieve quality results important to the organization’s success. Specific departmental assignments and responsibilities will be determined based on the background and strengths of the successful candidate and those of the existing executive team.


Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree required in public or business administration, public finance, or related degree from an accredited college or university.
  • A minimum of five (5) years of management and supervisory experience in local governments of similar size and complexity to Tucker is expected.
  • Evidence of continued professional development such as ICMA Credentialed Manager designation, is a positive indicator of dedication to the profession and will be noted during the vetting process.


Other Desirable Skills: 

  • Management of city operations, including but not limited to budgeting, community development, finance, public works, parks and recreation programing, financial forecasting, budget development and oversight.
  • Planning, organizing, leading and controlling change in an organization.
  • Capital project delivery and project management.
  • Management of many vendor contracts for a variety of services.
  • Development and implementation of new approaches to optimize existing service delivery.

Compensation & Benefits:

The expected starting salary range for this position is $130,000 – $150,000 (depending on qualifications of the selected candidate), with a comprehensive benefits package, including health, dental, vision and life insurance.  The city offers paid time off, sick days, and federal holidays.  The City funds a 401a retirement plan for full-time employees as well as a match for employee funded 457b plans.  Relocation expenses are negotiable.


How to Apply:

Interested candidates must submit by email a cover letter, resume, at least five professional references (names, email addresses and phone numbers), as well as salary history no later than close of business on April 17, 2024, to Lisa Ward, Senior Associate  Please contact Lisa Ward with any questions at 706-983-9326.


Alan Reddish, Senior Associate, 107 Indigo Lane, Athens, GA 30606, Cell:  706-614-4961              

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