City of Cocoa Continues Search for Next City Manager, Submit Your Application by July 26

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successful candidate must be able to foster effective Council relations

The Mercer Group Florida is recruiting qualified candidates for the position of Cocoa City Manager and letters of interest and resumes should be sent to DHHiggin@att.net by July 26. (City of Cocoa image)

BREVARD COUNTY • COCOA, FLORIDA – The Mercer Group Florida is recruiting qualified candidates for the position of Cocoa City Manager and letters of interest and resumes should be sent to DHHiggin@att.net by July 26.

The successful candidate must be able to foster effective Council relations, have strong administrative skills, maintain positive community and intergovernmental relations, and support economic development and revitalization.

It will be important for the next City Manager to establish and maintain trust, integrity, and transparency to foster positive and productive relationships with City Council, the community, stakeholders, and staff.

A responsive and approachable manager who can promote collaboration and communication amongst staff is ideal. The City Manager will communicate with the Council directly and frankly while at the same time seeking direction from elected representatives.

The next Cocoa City Manager must possess good judgment and effective decision‐making skills and be someone who can treat others with respect and dignity.

Council is seeking a candidate who is fiscally responsible with municipal finance skills and who possesses a knowledge of human resources, public works, public safety, and economic development.

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Experience working effectively with elected officials and community stakeholders is a must.

Also, a candidate that has experience working with diverse communities with a rich historic background is preferable.

The selected candidate should possess 3‐5 years of demonstrated relevant municipal or county management experience.

A Bachelor’s Degree is required but a Master’s degree is preferred from an accredited college or university with a focus in public administration, management, or related field.

Cocoa City Council expects the successful candidate to be a member in good standing or eligible for membership with the International City/County Management Association.

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