Town Manager, Milton, DE
Milton’s next Town Manager will provide leadership for a town whose residents come together to create a welcoming community with something for everyone. The Town Manager is appointed by the Mayor with majority approval by the Mayor and Town Council. The Town Manager appoints all department heads, with the advice and consent of the Mayor and Council, and is the Personnel Officer. The Town Manager prepares an annual draft budget, sets all department goals, oversees personnel evaluations, and provides public information regarding Town activities. The Town Manager plays a key role in developing long-range plans to implement the vision outlined in the Town’s Comprehensive Plan.
Requirements are a bachelor’s degree and at least three years of proven local government management experience. Preferred qualifications include a master’s degree, experience with grants administration, budget development and financial management, and water utility issues. Also preferred are strong human resources and project management skills. The Town Manager is expected to live within a 20-minute drive of Milton.
Milton offers a competitive salary, commensurate with experience, and an excellent benefit package.
The Novak Consulting Group is accepting applications at http://thenovakconsultinggroup.com/jobs. Applicants complete a brief online form and then are prompted to provide one document (Word or PDF) that has a cover letter, resume with salary history, and a list of 3-5 professional references. This position is open until filled with first review of applications October 24, 2016.
Planning & Development Officer, Lewes, DE
The City of Lewes is seeking its first Municipal Planning and Development Officer to support the City as it prospers while preserving its small-town, relaxed, and friendly culture. This presents an exceptional opportunity to start and shape the professional planning role for a historic coastal community. Like many coastal communities, Lewes is facing challenges from development, demographic shifts, and climate change. The Municipal Planning and Development Officer will help Lewes preserve and enhance its social, economic, cultural, and natural resources in the face of these and other challenges. The Municipal Planning and Development Officer supports numerous groups, will report directly to the City Manager, and will work closely with the City’s building official and contract engineer.
Lewes is governed by a Mayor and four-member City Council. The City has a general fund budget of about $5.57 million and 32 full-time, one part-time, and 23 seasonal employees. The Lewes Planning Commission (LPC) is a nine-member advisory board appointed by the Mayor and Council and has four ex-officio members.
Requirements for this position are a bachelor’s degree in urban, land use, or municipal planning and a minimum of three years’ relevant experience as a planner for a city, town, county, or state entity. Preferred qualifications include an AICP, master’s degree, a broad range of skills, and experience with drafting regulations and transportation issues. Preferred qualifications are knowledge of FEMA programs and policies affecting seaside communities, experience in program and project development, and experience in identifying, developing, applying for, and administering grants.
The expected starting salary range is $60,000 to $65,000 depending on qualifications, with an excellent benefit package. The City pays 100% of employee health care premiums and 80% of dependent care. The City also pays a 10% contribution to a defined contribution retirement program that does not require a match.
Applications will be accepted electronically by The Novak Consulting Group and will be kept confidential. Applicants first complete a brief online form and then are prompted to provide one document (Word or PDF) that has a cover letter, resume with salary history, and a list of 3-5 professional references. Open until filled with first review of applications October 21, 2016.
Town Manager, Riverdale Park, MD
Riverdale Park is searching for its first Town Manager to serve as its chief executive officer and assist the Town as it transitions to a more complex professional organization. The Town Manager is appointed by the Mayor and Council and is directly responsible to the governing body. Riverdale Park is governed by a Mayor and six-member Town Council, who serve concurrent two-year terms. The Mayor is elected at-large and the councilmembers are elected by ward. The Town has 46 employees and a FY2017 adopted budget total $6,055,778. The Finance Manager, Human Resources Manager, Town Clerk, Public Works Director, Police Chief and two administrative positions report directly to the Town Manager.
Requirements for this position are a bachelor’s degree in public administration, finance or another closely related field and 3-5 years’ experience in local government administration and management. Preferred qualifications include a master’s degree, experience working in a local government with Police and Public Works services, as well as strong financial and human resources management experience. Strong project management skills and experience working in communities with a diverse population are also preferred. Residency is not required.
The expected hiring salary range is $115,000 – $130,000, depending on qualifications, with an excellent benefit package.
Applications will be accepted electronically by The Novak Consulting Group. Applicants first complete a brief online form and then are prompted to provide one document (Word or PDF) that has a cover letter, resume with salary history, and a list of 3-5 professional references. Open until filled with first review of applications October 28, 2016.