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A sun-drenched jewel on the edge of the Gulf of Mexico, Marco Island features six miles of beach and over 100 miles of waterways within its 24 square miles.  With a permanent population of 15,000 and a peak winter season population of 35,000, Marco Islandís residents and visitors alike call this special Island ... Paradise. 

Council-Manager form of government. With a staff of 200, primary services provided by the City are police and fire/rescue emergency services, public works, parks, recreation, and water and sewer. All departments of the City, with the exception of the City Attorney, are under the supervision and control of the City Manager.

Marco Islandísí tax base is over $11 billion, with a millage rate of only $1.2833 per thousand dollars of taxable value.  The City has a General Fund budget of $15 million and Total Budget of $85 million.

MPA preferred.  The successful candidate will have at least a Bachelorís degree, preferably in Public Administration or a related area.  Ideally, the candidate will have at least five yearís experience in municipal or county government as the chief executive officer.  However, applicants with extensive experience as an assistant manager will be given consideration. Experience in an up-scale environment, similar to Marco Island, is highly desirable.

Starting salary range is $150,000 to $180,000, DOQ. Fringe benefits are generous, including the possibility of housing assistance.

Cover letter, resume, and salary history by March 1, 2008 to: Tom D. Freijo, Ph.D., Senior Vice President, The Mercer Group, Inc., P.O. Box 9328, Winter Haven, Florida 33883.  FAX: (863) 299-6737.  EOE.  Preference in initial employment shall be given to eligible veterans and spouses of veterans.   Applications in Florida become a matter of public record upon receipt.

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