Westford MA - Town Manager
Deadline to apply: 10/24/22
Westford, MA (24,700 pop.) The Town of Westford seeks a proactive, seasoned community leader committed to excellence to serve as its next Town Manager. The current manager is retiring after fourteen years of dedicated service to the community. The residents of Westford take great pride in being a welcoming community that respects and honors its history and its diversity. This charming New England town is known for its outstanding public services and award-winning schools.
Westford was originally settled in the 1600’s and incorporated as the Town of Westford in 1729. The community has a rich history and a strong commitment to preserving its heritage and boasts a quality of life that makes this a destination community for any public manager. The Town is ideally located on the I-495/ Route 3 highway network, just 35 miles north of Boston and near the New Hampshire border. In addition, Westford has numerous natural and recreational amenities and offers easy access to Boston, Cape Cod and the White Mountains of New Hampshire.
This full-service municipality is led by a five member Select Board and Town Manager with an Open Town Meeting form of government. With the assistance of an Assistant Town Manager and an excellent department head team, the Manager oversees an operating budget for FY 2023 of $126.6M and a capital budget of $6.7M (School and Town) with 203 full-time and 166 part-time Town employees, not including School Department employees. The Town is financially stable, boasts substantial reserves, has an AAA bond rating by S&P Global and is recognized as a desirable community for its planning initiatives and smart growth business development that has resulted in a strong commercial, industrial, and residential tax base.
The ideal candidate will have a Master’s in Public Administration or related field and 7 to 10 years of senior level experience in public administration, or other related professional fields with demonstrated executive responsibilities in a quasi-public, business, or government entity. The Town will consider a combination of education and professional experience to meet the minimum requirements for the position.
The Town has established a total compensation range of $210,000 to $230,000 with a competitive benefits package commensurate with qualifications and experience. The Town is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion hiring goals to create a diverse workforce within the community. Women, minorities, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For additional information contact Municipal Resources Inc., at 603-279-0352 x330.
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DEADLINE: 9 AM EST; MONDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2022.
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