Home to approximately 600,000 residents, Brevard County is the ninth (9th) largest county in Florida and is located halfway between Jacksonville and Miami. The County has a total area of 1,557 square miles, of which 1,016 square miles is land and 541 square miles is water.
The official county seat has been located in Titusville since 1894. A centrally located County Government Center in Viera houses the various county government branches, including Juvenile Justice, Housing and Human Services, Solid Waste Management, Public Safety and Public Works.
Brevard County operates under a Home Rule Charter form of Government. The Board of County Commissioners is composed of five (5) members, each elected from one of the five (5) electoral districts. By a majority vote, the Board appoints and can remove the County Manager and County Attorney. Of the $1,055.3 million FY 2016-2017 County Budget, $898,445,000 and approximately 2,300 employees are under the Board of County Commissioners and the responsibility of the County Manager.
The new County Manager of Brevard County will possess a Bachelor’s degree and a Master’s degree in Public Administration, Business Administration or a related area with substantive CEO or top level management experience in a county or municipal government in an organization of comparable size to Brevard County. Applicants with extensive experience as a CEO and/or Manager/Administrator in a comparable private sector organization are desirable; private sector experience is a “plus.”
The salary for the most recent County Manager was $188,000 annually with an excellent fringe benefit package.
Interested and qualified candidates should send a letter of interest and resume by 5:00 PM, EDT, June 9, 2017, to W. D. Higginbotham, Jr., WDHiggin@mercergroupinc.com.
For additional information contact W. D. Higginbotham, Jr., Senior Vice President, The Mercer Group, Inc. at 727-214-8673 or visit: http://www.mercergroupincflorida.com/executive-recruiting.