An exact salary will be dependent upon the selected candidate's qualifications/experience and in compliance with City policy.
4 Year Degree
Internal Number: 5202 - (Aug 2023)
The City of Harrisonburg, Virginia is seeking qualified candidates for consideration as the next Deputy City Manager, which serves as part of the City Manager's Executive Leadership Team. In this role, the Deputy will plan, lead, direct, and evaluate the operations and programs of the City Government, develop and maintain relationships with City Council, employees, and the public, and coordinate the City's operating budget and capital improvements.
The City of Harrisonburg is an independent city located in the picturesque central Shenandoah Valley region of Virginia and serves as the county seat for Rockingham County. Located along the I-81 corridor and only a two hour drive from Washington, D.C., and Richmond, Virginia, the City has a population of 55,700, which makes it the largest city in the Shenandoah Valley and the second largest on the I-81 corridor in Virginia.
The City of Harrisonburg operates under a council-manager form of government, which includes five elected officials serving at-large. Integral to the city's operations is attention to the following focus areas: A City For All; Economic Development: Goals, Gains, and Growth; A Thriving Educational Epicenter; Available Housing for All; Community Resiliency and the Natural Environment; Distinctive, Reliable Delivery of High Quality City Services; Fiscal Responsibility and Planning. With over 800 employees and a citywide fiscal year 2023-2024 budget of $362.2 million, the Deputy City Manager will play a vital role in the success of the city by serving as the chief advisor to the City Manager.
A bachelor’s degree with coursework in public administration or a related field and extensive (6 or more years) managerial experience in local government as a City/County/Town Manager, Deputy or Assistant Manager, or Assistant to City/County/Town Manager. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be used to meet this requirement.
A valid driver's license.
Currently or the ability to become a resident of the City of Harrisonburg within a timeline specified by the City Manager.
Harrisonburg, Virginia is an independent city located in the central Shenandoah Valley region of Virginia. Harrisonburg is located right along Interstate 81 and is only two hours away from both Richmond, Virginia and Washington, D.C. Harrisonburg is recognized as the county seat for Rockingham County.
The City of Harrisonburg operates under a council-manager form of government which combines elected officials in the form of a governing body with an appointed local government manager. The City Manager then oversees the delivery of public services through the city departments. Each city department then has a role in how services are provided to the citizens.