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Deputy City Manager

Open date: 12/18/2021

The City of Stonecrest, GA is seeking an innovative leader with excellent strategic thinking and community engagement background to be their next Deputy City Manager (DCM). With the ability to lead competent staff and work effectively within the Council-Manager form of government, the successful Deputy City Manager will have a track record of community engagement and experience with engineering and public works initiatives. The Deputy City Manager must be an effective contributor to the Council-Staff partnership and have a strong commitment to the community goals desired by the City Council and citizens.

The portfolio of the Deputy City Manager in Stonecrest will include varied departments and functions with overlapping responsibilities; therefore, technical skills, leadership, and collaborative aptitude are critical. The Deputy City Manager will also play a key role in working with and supporting local and regional partners, specifically working with Dekalb County and consultants on management of contracted services.

The Community:

With its beginnings planted as a small rural area within DeKalb County, lying just 11 miles southeast of Atlanta, Stonecrest, Georgia, established in November 2016, has an amazing story to tell.

The boundaries of the city generally lie in the far southeastern corner of the county, and a smaller portion just north of Interstate 20. The city borders the existing municipality of Lithonia, as well as Rockdale and Henry counties. Stonecrest lies within 32 square miles and has a population of 59,194 residents. Stonecrest is solidifying its identity after five years as a city. Assisting in this transformation are impressive homes enveloped in safe, vibrant communities. With houses priced in the $168,000 to $895,000 range, the city has a home for everyone desiring to join the Stonecrest family! Work has many meanings to different people and as a city, Stonecrest caters to them all. From corporate employment, contract-work, to entrepreneurship, opportunities abound for business in Stonecrest. The city is very fertile for existing, expanding, or startup businesses. Stonecrest provides many shopping options to include furniture showrooms, vehicle dealerships, specialty clothing shops, and so much more.

The City of Stonecrest desires to be a community that embraces the culture and arts and become a destination for sports and entertainment. Stonecrest is committed to being a “City of Innovation and Excellence” throughout the world. The city balances the need to grow and prosper in a sustainable manner and where citizens, businesses, commerce, and educational institutions are involved in decision making and building a high quality of life for Stonecrest Citizens. Further, the city promotes public safety, neighborhood unity and strong schools. Additionally, Stonecrest has many options when it comes to education ranging from elementary, secondary, or higher education.

About the Organization:

The City of Stonecrest is governed by a six-member Mayor and City Council utilizing the Council/Manager form of government. The Mayor and City Council set the policy and direction; the City Manager oversees the day-to-day operations of the organization which consists of a team of 56 employees, not including contracted, part-time, and seasonal staff. The City, chartered in 2018 is a limited services municipality with inhouse departments as well as contracted services with DeKalb County and consultants as needed. A thorough evaluation of existing and desired services is underway. The FY2022 approved budget is $13.7M. The millage rate is $1.48. The strategic focus of Stonecrest is guided by the community focused Comp-Plan-2038.pdf (stonecrestga.gov).

About the Position:

Reporting to the City Manager and serving as the number two executive in the city, the DCM will work closely with the City Manager to lead operations for the city. The DCM participates in orchestrating strategic City priorities by engaging with a wide variety of staff, elected officials, citizens, citizen groups, and the business community. A successful DCM candidate must have experience that illustrates a track record of innovation. Responsibilities will include oversight of infrastructure-focused functions such as Public Works, Facilities Management, and Engineering.

The Deputy City Manager must be able to lead multiple complex and time-critical projects and initiatives through creative problem-solving and solutions-based outcomes. Responsibilities will include leading and/or supporting capital projects through various stages while ensuring collaboration across departments and community stakeholders to achieve positive results that are aligned with Council priorities. This will also require working collaboratively with residents, businesses, Dekalb county, contractors, and utilizing creative thinking, problem solving, and leadership to navigate and, whenever possible, to proactively address challenges that arise in external projects. The successful candidate must be an energetic, proactive collaborator and coordinator of people and tasks with excellent interpersonal, project management, and operational skills.

Key Priorities of the Deputy City Manager:

  • Proactively communicates and engages with a diversity of stakeholders including citizens, staff, department directors, Mayor and Council members, and regional partners, in a manner that promotes the values of transparency, accountability, and understanding.


  • Supports, and leads when directed, the development and implementation of intergovernmental agreements that identify clear expectations of performance and service as well as metrics for evaluation.


  • Demonstrates stewardship of infrastructure needs and capital improvement/ construction projects that underlie efforts for equity and economic development to include working with contractors, developers, state (GDOT) and regional partners in critical project areas to achieve goals.


  • Assists with the evaluation of and transition from contracted services in some areas to internal service provision including creatively and proactively responding to the challenge of recruiting staff while creating a culture that both attracts and retains excellent team members.


  • Works with the City Manager and department heads to establish clear and consistent standard operating procedures.

Qualifications: Requires a bachelor’s degree in public administration, political science, engineering or related field, (master’s degree preferred) and the equivalent of eight (8) years of leadership experience in municipal or county government, including extensive knowledge and/or experience working within the engineering or public works field, or any combination of education, training, and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Professional Engineering License strongly preferred, but not required.

The Successful Candidate

  • cuts through the jargon of complex topics to make essential information about City projects accessible to all stakeholders;


  • is highly experienced in the Council/Management form of government and working with elected officials;


  • is knowledgeable of principles and practices of public administration to include planning; administration and supervision; and preparing and implementing proposals which affect the operations of City government;


  • effectively cultivates an outstanding workforce through development and management of staff talent including experience in career development;


  • has an excellent track record in establishing and maintaining working relationships with diverse internal and external stakeholders through demonstrated personal community engagement;


  • is skilled in leading cross-functional and cross-departmental teams using a collaborative, team-based style to resolve complex problems and capitalize on opportunities with creative solutions;


  • commits to the highest level of customer service and community collaboration by routinely seeking stakeholder input to effectively achieve City goals;

  • thinks strategically and is experienced in articulating visions, cultivating buy-in, and implementing strategic priorities;


  • possesses executive level skills in interpersonal and written communications, strategic planning, finance and budget development, execution of business plans, and intergovernmental relations;


  • values and thrives on accountability through varied means including metrics and performance measures while holding high expectations of self and others and being a highly effective leader; and,


  • proactively monitors and evaluates the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery methods and procedures against metrics.


The hiring range is $150,000 – $180,000. Compensation is negotiable based upon experience and qualifications. Additionally, the city will offer a generous benefit package that is competitive with the local market.

To apply, go to https://agency.governmentjobs.com/developmentalassociates/default.cfm and click on the Deputy City Manager – Stonecrest, GA link. To learn more about the selection process, visit Client Openings (or copy and paste into your browser: https://developmentalassociates.com/client-openings/).

All applications must be submitted online via the Developmental Associates application portal – NOT the City portal, nor any other external website; it is not sufficient to send only a resume but resumes and cover letters should be uploaded through the portal.

Applicants should apply by March 23, 2022. Semi-finalists will participate in virtual assessments on April 21 to April 22, 2022 with leadership team interviews following shortly afterward. Candidates can anticipate three hours of interaction during the virtual assessments, not including preparatory time. We encourage applicants to hold these dates should they be invited to participate. EOE

Recruitment and Selection is being managed by Developmental Associates, LLC. All inquiries should be emailed to hiring@developmentalassociates.com.

Director of Planning & Zoning

Open date: 11/12/2021

Job Description

Reporting to the City Manager, the Director of Planning and Zoning leads the efforts of 3 Full-Time positions (one Administrative Assistant and two Planners) and manages a $653,000 budget for FY21. The director may also lead special planning studies in key areas of the city, review land use applications, development review, residential and non-residential growth analysis, and projections.

Additionally, the director performs highly responsible administrative and supervisory work relating to the planning, organizing, and directing the general operation of the department. The director develops and implements policies, procedures, and protocols related to zoning code administration, and the planning, development, administration, and implementation of a comprehensive urban planning program for the city.

Minimum Qualifications

A bachelor’s degree, from an accredited college or university, in Planning, Architecture, Civil Engineering, Public Administration or a closely related field, and a minimum of seven (7) years related professional experience, of which, at least four (4) years must have been in a leadership, supervisory or management role, and a valid (or the ability to secure) a driver’s license is required.

A master’s degree, and certification from the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) desired. The City of Stonecrest offers a competitive benefits package that includes a salary range of $110,000 – $145,000 depending on experience and qualifications.

Preferred Qualifications

The city desires to hire a dynamic, forward-thinking, visionary leader, with a proven record of accomplishments in municipal planning and zoning services. The new director will offer experience and competence in urban planning, land use, development, comprehensive planning, floodplain management, GIS, and community development.

Additionally, the director should be knowledgeable of planning and development principles, “best practices,” particularly as it relates to managing growth responsibly, code administration, and ordinance development/enforcement.



Director of Leisure Services

Open date: 1/20/2022

Job Description

The City of Stonecrest, GA seeks a visionary leader for their next Leisure Services Director. Leisure Services was created out of the merger of the Parks and Recreation and Community and Cultural Affairs departments. The new department will play a major role in meeting the community’s leisure services expectations and building a sense of community. The director will also ensure that new initiatives are implemented through innovative programming, funding, and creative partnerships.

This is an exciting opportunity to build a department, creating a new culture out of merged departments and developing staff to meet the mission to “to provide quality parks, programs, services, and experiences that energize visitors and create life-long users and advocates.” A track record of demonstrating critical skills in visioning, master plan implementation, program development, and staff leadership is required.

The Community:

With its beginnings planted as a small rural area within DeKalb County, lying just 11 miles southeast of Atlanta, Stonecrest, Georgia, established in November 2016, has an amazing story to tell.

The boundaries of the city generally lie in the far southeastern corner of the county, and a smaller portion just north of Interstate 20. The city borders the existing municipality of Lithonia, as well as Rockdale and Henry counties. Stonecrest lies within 32 square miles and has a population of 59,194 residents.

Stonecrest is solidifying its identity after five years as a city. Assisting in this transformation are impressive homes enveloped in safe, vibrant communities. With houses priced in the $168,000 to $895,000 range, the city has a home for everyone desiring to join the Stonecrest family! Work has many meanings to different people and as a city, Stonecrest caters to them all. From corporate employment, contract-work, to entrepreneurship, opportunities abound for business in Stonecrest. The city is very fertile for existing, expanding, or startup businesses. Stonecrest provides many shopping options to include furniture showrooms, vehicle dealerships, specialty clothing shops, and so much more.

The City of Stonecrest desires to be a community that embraces the culture and arts and become a destination for sports and entertainment. Stonecrest is committed to being a “City of Innovation and Excellence” throughout the world. The city balances the need to grow and prosper in a sustainable manner and where citizens, businesses, commerce, and educational institutions are involved in decision making and building a high quality of life for Stonecrest Citizens. Further, the city promotes public safety, neighborhood unity and strong schools. Additionally, Stonecrest has many options when it comes to education ranging from elementary, secondary, or higher education. The City engaged the community to craft a plan for its future. For more information, visit: Comp Plan 2038.

Stonecrest Leisure Services Department and Position Overview:

The City of Stonecrest operates under a Council/Manager form of government. Leisure Services has seven (7) positions that report to the director with an operating budget of approximately $2.3M. The Director participates as a member of the City leadership team and assists the nine (9) member Stonecrest Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee.

The Parks and Recreation Department was established in 2018 and the City acquired eight parks from DeKalb County including the Browns Mill Recreation Center. These acquisitions have opened the door for the City and Department to begin offering a broad array of recreational opportunities moving forward. The department also manages an aquatics center and ballfields with plans to improve and grow assets and services. Through a master plan, the Department plans, organizes, and conducts a diverse system of recreational, cultural, and athletic programs. The 2020 master plan calls for achieving four goals: improving events, programs, and service delivery; improving facilities and amenities; improve and enhance organizational efficiencies; and increase financial opportunities. The plan provides a roadmap for the City of Stonecrest to ensure that there is an appropriate balance of facilities, services, and amenities within the community now and into the future. More information about the department can be found Leisure Services webpage.

Key Priorities of the Leisure Services Director:

  • Conduct a comprehensive department evaluation to assess what changes, if any, may be needed to staffing levels, systems, services, and programs.

  • Creatively and proactively respond to the challenge of recruiting staff while creating a culture that both attracts and retains excellent team members.

  • Systematically and strategically implement the Master plan which includes objectives for enhanced and new programs, land acquisition and greenspace development, and revenue development.

  • Provide sound financial oversight to include budget development and management, pursuit of revenue opportunities such as partnerships, sponsorships, and grants, among others.

  • Evaluating all ongoing and planned facility and land initiatives including managing existing vendors and contracts as well as CIP projects.

  • Expand and build partnerships with multiple stakeholder groups such as other City departments, The Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee, nonprofit organizations, Schools, regional park systems, and other entities such as public safety, housing programs and libraries to ensure delivery of the most effective and desirable services to Stonecrest residents.

The successful candidate is:

  • an outstanding public speaker who engages proactively internally and externally to share the “story” of Recreation and Parks, inspiring enthusiasm, engagement and commitment in planning and programming.


  • experienced in collaborating with others to create events, entertainment, cultural attractions, and innovative parks and recreation programs through marketing analysis and promotion skills.


  • an empowering leader equally dedicated to building a cohesive team throughout the department as well as the development of individual employees.


  • willing to advocate for taking calculated risks to raise the profile of City events within the community and region.
  • an experienced strategic thinker who can facilitate the development of the Department’s role within the City’s Comprehensive Plan, as well as, facilitate the implementation of the Parks and Recreation Master Plan.


  • an advocate of excellent customer service delivery by understanding community needs, modeling effective skills, providing effective training and ensuring accountability against quality standards.


  • experienced with capital planning initiatives, managing projects, and administering grants.


  • outstanding in interpersonal skills including one on one, small groups and public speaking; and


  • a lifelong learner who maintains knowledge of trends and initiatives regionally and nationally.

QUALIFICATIONS

Applicants must demonstrate significant experience in a department with similarly diverse facilities and programming. The City prefers candidates that have special expertise working with citizens of all ability levels, race and ethnic backgrounds. A Bachelor's degree in physical education, recreation or a related field is required. Requires a minimum of 7 years of progressively responsible experience in the planning and implementation of recreation programs and services, to include experience planning and managing resources; or any equivalent combination.

The hiring range is $85,000 – $115,000. Compensation is negotiable based upon experience and qualifications.

To apply, go to https://agency.governmentjobs.com/developmentalassociates/default.cfm and click on the Leisure Services Director – Stonecrest, GA link. To learn more about the selection process, visit Client Openings (or copy and paste into your browser: https://developmentalassociates.com/client-openings/).

All applications must be submitted online via the Developmental Associates application portal – NOT the City portal, nor any other external website; it is not sufficient to send only a resume but resumes and cover letters should be uploaded through the portal.

Applicants should apply by March 3, 2022. Semi-finalists will participate in virtual assessments on April 6 to April 7, 2022 with leadership team interviews following shortly afterward. Candidates can anticipate three hours of interaction during the virtual assessments, not including preparatory time. We encourage applicants to hold these dates should they be invited to participate. EOE

Recruitment and Selection is being managed by Developmental Associates, LLC. All inquiries should be emailed to hiring@developmentalassociates.com.

Economic Development Director

Open date: 3/28/2022

Job Description

The City of Stonecrest, GA is seeking an experienced, energetic, and creative Economic Development Director to serve Dekalb County’s newest city in creating economic development opportunities. Strong candidates will have a portfolio of successful economic development initiatives, be entrepreneurial, tech-savvy, and creative in using strategies that promote the City’s assets while looking for ways to overcome challenges. The successful candidate will be a proactive partner with community stakeholders to develop innovative strategies that produce new opportunities and initiatives.

A successful history of building bridges, seeking win-win solutions where divergent interests lie; and generating commitment and enthusiasm for the vision of building a vibrant city will be key credentials. The Economic Development Director must be able to convey a passionate understanding that safe and livable communities are an essential part of quality of life, a key ingredient for individual opportunity and economic development. Services was created out of the merger of the Parks and n meeting the community’s leisure services expectations and gh innovative programming, funding, and creative and developing staff to meet the mission to “to provide d advocates.” A track record of demonstrating critical

The Community:

With its beginnings planted as a small rural area within DeKalb County, lying just 11 miles southeast of Atlanta, Stonecrest, Georgia, established in November 2016, has an amazing story to tell.

The boundaries of the city generally lie in the far southeastern corner of the county, and a smaller portion just north of Interstate 20. The city borders the existing municipality of Lithonia, as well as Rockdale and Henry counties. Stonecrest lies within 32 square miles and has a population of 59,194 residents.

Stonecrest is solidifying its identity after five years as a city. Assisting in this transformation are impressive homes enveloped in safe, vibrant communities. With houses priced in the $168,000 to $895,000 range, the city has a home for everyone desiring to join the Stonecrest family! Work has many meanings to different people and as a city, Stonecrest caters to them all. From corporate employment, contract-work, to entrepreneurship, opportunities abound for business in Stonecrest. The city is very fertile for existing, expanding, or startup businesses. Stonecrest provides many shopping options to include furniture showrooms, vehicle dealerships, specialty clothing shops, and so much more.

The City of Stonecrest desires to be a community that embraces the culture and arts and become a destination for sports and entertainment. Stonecrest is committed to being a “City of Innovation and Excellence” throughout the world. The city balances the need to grow and prosper in a sustainable manner and where citizens, businesses, commerce, and educational institutions are involved in decision making and building a high quality of life for Stonecrest Citizens. Further, the city promotes public safety, neighborhood unity and strong schools. Additionally, Stonecrest has many options when it comes to education ranging from elementary, secondary, or higher education.

About the Organization:

The City of Stonecrest is governed by a six-member Mayor and City Council utilizing the Council/Manager form of government. The Mayor and City Council set the policy and direction; the City Manager oversees the day-to-day operations of the organization which consists of a team of 56 employees, not including contracted, part-time, and seasonal staff. The city, chartered in 2016 is a limited services municipality with inhouse departments as well as contracted services with DeKalb County and consultants as needed. A thorough evaluation of existing and desired services is underway. The FY2022 approved budget is $13.7M. The millage rate is $1.48. The strategic focus of Stonecrest is guided by the community focused Comp Plan 2038 (stonecrestga.gov).

About the Position:

The City’s economic development activities focus on building, enhancing, and sustaining a community that values and is investing in its human, physical, cultural, social, and financial capital to attract and support private investments, increase employment opportunities, and support existing as well as attract new high-quality retail, commercial, and industrial enterprises throughout the City.

Reporting to the City Manager, the Economic Development Director oversees one staff member and a budget of $554,723. The Economic Development Director will serve as the City’s key expert for community growth and development, working closely with DeKalb County on City projects as well as being a City liaison with various authorities, Discover Dekalb, Stonecrest Film and Entertainment Commission, and the East Metro Community Improvement District.

The Economic Development Director will lead development of strategic Stonecrest priority areas; apply outstanding research and analytical skills along with sophisticated marketing skills to identify and leverage economic development opportunities; expand the work development prospects for citizens; promote niche manufacturing opportunities that complement existing industries; and work with local educational institutions on matching their curriculum to strong wage jobs.

The city has a balance of retail, commercial, and residential development, and room to grow. The primary functions of the Economic Development Director are to recruit new business and industry while maintaining existing industries in the City of Stonecrest, facilitate doing business in Stonecrest, and to manage the Economic Development department resources. This is accomplished by keeping abreast of industrial properties and buildings for companies; providing incentive packages; meeting with consultants and companies to discuss plans and procedures; traveling to meet with prospective business owners and representatives; directing attention to the needs of existing industries; and purchasing properties as necessary.

To learn more about the department, check here: Economic Development Department

Key priorities for the next Director:

  • Participate in the development and implementation of the new economic development plan accompanied by actionable and measurable goals and provide input on the developing comprehensive plan.
  • Facilitate relationships among city stakeholders, various authorities, and the East Metro Community Improvement District.
  • Evaluate community development initiatives, block grant opportunities, and facilitate initiatives that meet Stonecrest goals.
  • Identify innovative and creative programs for funding of initiatives for business development.

Qualifications:

The Economic Development Director must demonstrate significant experience in an environment with similarly diverse functions, serving an urban environment. The candidate's work history must include well-rounded experience with a minimum of six years of increasingly responsible experience in Economic Development including three years of administrative and supervisory responsibility and a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in business administration, urban planning, public administration, or related field. A master’s degree is preferred.

The successful candidate has a proven track record and:

  • works tirelessly with business leaders and government officials to effectively interact with partners, community stakeholders, regional and state economic development and planning agencies, private and non-profit entities, and prospective business partners;


  • possesses outstanding interpersonal skills reflected in a track record of engagement, networking, and collaboration;


  • possesses a track record of outstanding intergovernmental collaboration;


  • demonstrates keen marketing instincts and is skilled at working with and enhancing efforts and plans that attract interested parties while maintaining true to the County vision and ethics;


  • has a portfolio and project history of growth through expansion and retention of existing industrial bases and attraction of new industries and business;


  • has a successful background in expanding tourism and entertainment;


  • has experience with infrastructure planning, as well as developing and marketing shovel-ready sites;


  • is knowledgeable of advanced principles and practices of program development and administration of economic development including available incentives and grants to attract and recruit businesses


  • is a collaborator who has experience in partnering with department directors and key external partners to effectively evaluate opportunities and eliminate obstacles in a way that is satisfactory to all stakeholders;


  • excellently and effectively communicates one on one and in small groups while being comfortable and charismatic at public speaking;


  • is committed to advocating for best practices and confidently and persuasively presenting options to the City Manager, Management Team, and Elected Officials;


  • is a results-oriented project manager who can effectively incorporate the input of multiple stakeholders;


  • has an executive level of understanding of organizational and management practices as applied to the analysis and evaluation of economic and community development and investment services, programs and policies; and,


  • is a responsive, detailed and deadline-oriented professional who continuously improves customer service in a service-driven organization.

The hiring range is $90,000 – $140,000. Compensation is negotiable based upon experience and qualifications. Additionally, the city will offer a generous benefit package that is competitive with the local market.

To apply, go to https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/developmentalassociates and click on the Economic Development Director – Stonecrest, GA link. To learn more about the selection process, visit Client Openings and scroll down to “Important Information for Applicants” (or copy and paste into your browser: https://developmentalassociates.com/client-openings/). All applications must be submitted online via the Developmental Associates application portal – NOT the City portal, nor any other external website; it is not sufficient to send only a resume but resumes and cover letters must be uploaded through the portal. Applicants should apply by April 24, 2022. Semi-finalists will participate in virtual assessments on June 3 to June 4, 2022 with leadership team interviews following shortly afterward. Candidates can anticipate three hours of interaction during the virtual assessments, not including preparatory time. We encourage applicants to hold these dates should they be invited to participate. EOE Recruitment and Selection is being managed by Developmental Associates, LLC. All inquiries should be emailed to hiring@developmentalassociates.com.

In addition to a competitive salary, full-time employees receive the following benefits:

  • Opportunity to enroll in Medical, Dental, Vision & Pharmacy benefits

  • City paid group life insurance, with an opportunity to pay for additional coverage

  • City paid accidental death and dismemberment (AD&D) insurance

  • City paid short-term disability

  • Twelve (12) paid holidays

  • Paid vacation leave

  • Paid sick leave

  • Inclusion into the City’s 401a Defined Contribution retirement plan - The City will contribute the equivalent of 11% of your salary into the plan. The plan vests at a rate of 20% per year, or 100% after completion of 5 years of service.

  • Opportunity to defer a portion of your salary into a 457b Deferred Compensation plan. The City will match up to 4% of your deferred contribution (matched contribution is subject to vesting rule).

The City of Stonecrest is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, military status, or disability in employment or the provision of services.



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