City Manager, Rockville, MD

City Manager, Rockville, MD

The Job

Rockville’s next City Manager will have the opportunity to join a high-performing organization, work with a committed Mayor and City Council, and serve a citizenry engaged in its community.

Rockville LogoThe City Manager is the executive officer and head of the administrative branch of the City. The Manager is responsible to the Mayor and the Council for the proper administration of all affairs of the City. Under provisions of the City Charter and Code, the City Manager prepares a budget for the Mayor’s and Council’s approval; recruits, hires, and supervises staff; serves as the Mayor’s and Council’s chief administrative officer, and implements their policies.

Seven department directors report to the City Manager: Community Planning and Development Services, Finance, Human Resources, Information Technology, Police, Public Works, and Recreation and Parks.

The 2017 operating and capital budget is $126.1 million, with a general fund budget of $76.5 million.

Requirements for this position are seven to 10 years of experience as a senior executive in a full-service local government, at least three of which must have been as City Manager, assistant manager, or key department director in an environment comparable to the City of Rockville, as well as a bachelor’s degree in business or public administration or related field.

rockville city hall selfiePreferred qualifications include a master’s degree, an ICMA Credentialed Manager or eligibility to become credentialed, and a demonstrated ability to lead a strong, experienced professional senior management team. Also preferred are experience in staff development and productivity improvements, the use of information technology to improve services, a track record of fiscal and environmental sustainability, the ability to listen to and work with an independent-thinking governing body to effect successful outcomes, and experience in developing and managing the implementation of large-scale projects or initiatives.



The salary range is $200,000 – $235,000 depending on qualifications, with an excellent benefit package.



Applications will be accepted electronically by The Novak Consulting Group at Applicants complete a brief online form and then are asked to provide a single document (Word or PDF) that includes a cover letter, resume, salary history, and a list of 3-5 professional references. Open until filled with first review of applications October 7, 2016.

Questions should be directed to Catherine Tuck Parrish at or 240-832-1778.