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Virginia Beach Deputy City Manager Doug Smith (Courtesy of
Virginia Beach Deputy City Manager Doug Smith (Courtesy of

Deputy City Manager Doug Smith will leave his position with the City next month and his last day will be Sept. 6, according to Marc Davis, media and communications manager for the City. 

Smith was hired as deputy city manager in June 2014. He is a previous president and CEO of Kaufman & Canoles Consulting. He has worked as the city of Portsmouth’s chief plans and policy officer, its economic development director and its deputy city manager. The City of Virginia Beach is currently seeking a deputy city manager to replace him.

Smith did not respond to a request for comment before deadline. Davis, who provided the information during a phone interview and by email Friday, could not be reached for further details before deadline.

The position will pay from $126,445.68 to $194,132.40 annually, based on experience, according to the City’s description of the job. The deputy city manager oversees departments including:

  • Planning
  • Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Museums 
  • Economic Development
  • Cultural Affairs
  • Housing & Neighborhood Preservation
  • Agriculture

Applicants must have a masters degree in public administration, government operations, business management or a similar program and eight years high-level management experience. Applicants who lack these qualifications will be considered if they have a higher-level education and 14 years of equivalent experience, including eight years as a high-level municipal executive.

Interested applicants can apply on the city’s career website by searching “deputy city manager.” The City will complete an initial review of applications by Aug. 21, but the posting may remain open until the position is filled. Resumes submitted after Aug. 21 will be reviewed weekly and candidates may be considered if no candidate is selected from the initial interviews.