Now Hiring: City Administrator for the City of St. Petersburg

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The City of St. Petersburg is looking for a City Administrator to join its team of dedicated and passionate leaders. As the 5th largest city in Florida, St. Pete is at a pivotal point in its growth. This person will have the exciting opportunity to partner with City leadership, elected officials and the community through transparent governance, strategic planning and inclusive programs to ensure St. Pete continues to be a place where people love to live, work, visit and play.

About The Role

The City of St. Petersburg has more than 3,400 employees and a $711 million operating budget (2022) to serve its 258,000 residents. The City is governed by a strong mayor/city council form of government, and the City Administrator is appointed by and serves at the discretion of the elected Mayor. Work involves oversight of the programs and activities of municipal departments and the implementation and administration of City policies. The City Administrator represents the City and the City’s interests at meetings and presentations with City Council, government leaders, the public, civic and business leaders, and other related groups. They are also involved in analyzing, reviewing, and making recommendations on the City’s finances, spending, and budget. The ideal candidate has significant prior experience performing City or County Administrator duties, and a clear understanding of the principles and practices of public administration with a thorough knowledge of government function, organization, and operations.

About St. Pete

As the 5th largest city in Florida and the second largest in the Tampa Bay Area (which has more than 3 million residents), St. Pete is a city on the rise. Located on Florida’s Gulfcoast and nicknamed “The Sunshine City,” St. Pete offers a vibrant mix of tropical weather, arts and culture, shopping, dining, sports, and outdoor recreation all along a stunning shoreline that features some of the nation’s top-ranked beaches. With weather that sees averages of 74°F and 361 days of sunshine per year, St. Pete attracts tourists, new residents, and investments from across the country and beyond. In recent years, the City was named one of the ‘Best U.S. Cities’ by Conde Nast Traveler, ‘4th Best City for Women Entrepreneurs’ and the ‘Best Place to Visit in Florida’ by Travel and Leisure.

Job Details

Depending on qualifications and experience, the salary is negotiable, but shall not exceed $228,000.00. The City also offers competitive health benefits that includes a City Wellness Center for primary care, separate annual leave and sick leave accruals, 11 paid holidays, bereavement leave, a paid parental leave program, and the option of a municipal pension or a 401(a).

For more details about the position, qualifications, benefits, and applying for the vacancy, please visit If interested, please submit a resume and cover letter through the City of St. Petersburg applicant system prior to the close date.