City Manager

City of Galax

Galax, VA United States

The City of Galax is seeking an experienced professional to serve as City Manager, the chief administrative officer responsible for directing programs and operations of the City government.

Qualifications, Education & Experience
The following education and experience factors are the expected qualifications for successful performance:
• A Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration, Business Management, Planning, or a related field; Master’s degree preferred; experience equivalent to a Master’s degree may be considered.
• Three to five years of successful leadership at a senior executive/administrator level in an organization with comparable responsibilities; possessing a broad skill set appropriate to the breadth of city government operations; and consistently increasing responsibilities in career growth. Local government experience in Virginia as a manager, deputy or assistant is desirable. Past service in a smaller community would be a plus.
• A record of being an active member of one’s community, through participation in local service organizations and volunteer activities. • A demonstrated commitment to ongoing professional development through participation in organizations such as the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) and the Virginia Local Government Management Association (VLGMA); designation or progress toward designation as an ICMA Credentialed Manager would be a plus.
• Any combination of education and experience that qualifies an applicant may be considered in lieu of the more specific criteria listed above.

Qualified candidates are encouraged to submit a cover letter and resume, with salary history and professional references, to The Berkley Group via email at While the position is open until filled, review of candidates will begin March 29, 2021. Inquiries relating to the City Manager position may be directed to:

Kimball Payne
The Berkley Group
P.O. Box 181
Bridgewater, Virginia 22812
Mobile: (434) 444-3662

Galax City Manager Profile

Experience Level
Senior (8-10 years)
AICP Level
None Selected
Management, Budgeting, or Finance
Salary Range
$125,000 - $150,000

Contact Information

Kimball Payne
P.O. Box 181
Bridgewater, VA
United States
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