Hubbardston, MA. (pop. 4758) is seeking an enthusiastic, proactive, community-oriented leader to serve as its next Town Administrator. The community adopted a strong Town Administrator position through the approval of Chapter 292 of the Acts of 2012. This quintessential, New England community, is situated in the hill country of central Massachusetts in Worcester County. This predominantly rural community has approximately 42 square miles of land mass and is proud of its open spaces, has a strong commitment to protect and enhance its rural character, yet is located just 18 miles from Worcester which contains world class medical, educational, and cultural assets while providing numerous employment opportunities for its residential population. Led by a five member Select Board, with a traditional open town meeting form of government, the Town Administrator oversees 25 FT employees with 60+/- PT staff and has approved FY2023 town/school budget of $10,055,687 (the approved budget for the schools is less than the actual regional assessment and will need to be reconciled via a Special Town Meeting). The successful candidate will have strong interpersonal, written, and verbal skills which are essential for success in this position with a commitment to providing excellent customer service. BA/BS required, advanced degree preferred, with a minimum of 1-3 years of municipal management and leadership experience or the equivalent in business, not-for-profit management or higher education administrative experience in a college or University. Salary of up to $110,000+/-to be negotiated by the Select Board that will be dependent on the specific qualifications and experience of the candidate. Hubbardston is an equal opportunity employer. The town is seeking to expedite this process and early submittals from interested candidates are strongly encouraged. For questions related to the search please contact Municipal Resources Inc., at 603-279-0352 x330.
The Town of Auburn, NH (pop 6000), is seeking an experienced professional to serve as its next Town Administrator after the passing of its first and only Town administrator who served for 17 years. Auburn is located in southeast NH near the junction of routes 93 and 101. Located just 55 miles north of Boston, the community’s rural charm belies its proximity to all the resources of the neighboring City of Manchester. Within its borders lies the majority of the area’s drinking water supply, Lake Massabesic. Working under the direction of a 3-member Board of Selectmen, the Town Administrator coordinates the delivery of a full array of town services and manages the day-to-day affairs of the Town. With an FY 22 operating budget of $6 mil, the Town has approx. 24 FT employees supplemented by another 25 PT employees. College Degree, 5 years of relevant experience, preferably in municipal administration, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Salary range to $110K; starting salary commensurate with qualifications. Excellent benefits. Auburn is an equal opportunity employer. For additional information contact Municipal Resources, Inc. at 603-279-0352 x330.
The Town of Farmington, NH (approx. pop. 7000), is seeking an experienced professional to serve as its next Town Administrator. Farmington is located just minutes from the NH Lakes Region, Maine & NH Seacoasts, and an hour from the White Mountains. Working under the direction of a 5-member Board of Selectmen, the Town Administrator oversees an operating budget of $6.5 M (FY 22) and the full array of town services delivered by the 35 FT and 29 PT employees. College Degree, 5 years of relevant experience, preferably in municipal administration, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Salary range to $105 K; starting salary commensurate with qualifications. Excellent benefits. Farmington is an equal opportunity employer. For additional information contact Alan Gould, President, Municipal Resources, Inc. at 603-279-0352 x320.
The Village of Johnson Vermont is seeking candidates with the right combination of municipal and utilities management to serve as its Village and Utilities General Manager. An experienced manager of an electric utility with skills that could be applied to the general management of the village would be the ideal candidate since approximately 60%-70% of the position is committed to managing the utilities. The Village of Johnson is comprised of about one square mile within the Town of Johnson and serves approximately 950 electric customers and 450 water and sewer accounts. Village is responsible for the electric utility, it also oversees the water and sewer departments, whose work is contracted to an outside vendor. The Village employs 5 “linesmen” and shares four office staff with the Town of Johnson. Johnson, the quintessential “Norman Rockwell” community is nestled in the Green Mountains of North/Central Vermont.
For the right candidate this would be a full-time position with a salary range to $100k and a generous benefits package; starting salary commensurate with qualifications. Candidates that have an interest in the part-time position of either Utilities Superintendent or Village Manager should also apply although the combined FT position would be ideal. The Village is an equal opportunity provider and employer. The Village has adopted an Inclusivity Statement and Anti-Racism Statement, which are available at https://townofjohnson.com/johnson-inclusivity-statement/ and https://townofjohnson.com/johnson-village-anti-racism-statement-2/
Municipal Resources Inc (MRI), New England’s largest municipal consulting firm has a number of administrative positions open. There is some flexibility in these positions for the right person with right skills and may include full time, part-time, parent’s hours, remote and hybrid opportunities. MRI’s administrative office is located in Plymouth, NH.
Although no municipal experience is required, candidates should have strong writing and proofreading skills, proficiency with the Microsoft Office Suite, strong attention to detail and the ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
Pay based on experience. Competitive benefits package for full time employees. EOE
Please submit a resume and letter of interest to email@example.com. Resumes will be reviewed as they are received.
The Town of Rye, NH (pop 5,500), is seeking an experienced professional to serve as its next Town Administrator. Rye is located along 9 miles of the beautiful NH Seacoast yet is within a 1-hour drive to Boston, Portland Maine, the Lakes Region and the White Mountains. Boasting the most shoreline of any NH community and with 4 of the 9 Isles of Shoals within its borders, Rye is an idyllic community in which to work, vacation or raise a family. Working under the direction of a 3-member Board of Selectmen, the Town Administrator coordinates the delivery of a full array of town services and manages the day-to-day affairs of the Town. With an FY 22 operating budget of $11.2 mil, the Town has 45 FT employees supplemented by another 40 PT employees. College Degree, 5 years of relevant experience, preferably in municipal administration, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Salary range to $121K; starting salary commensurate with qualifications. Excellent benefits. Rye is an equal opportunity employer. For additional information contact Alan Gould, President, Municipal Resources Inc., 603-279-0352 ext. 320.
The Town of Avon, MA is seeking a Deputy Chief of Police to assist the Chief of Police lead this full-service police department of 16 full-time sworn officers, 5 part-time/special officers, and 7 support staff, including dispatchers. The selected candidate is expected to be an integral part of the Department’s succession plan. The Deputy Chief reports to the Chief of Police and has responsibility for performing general and specialized law enforcement duties and administrative work in the coordination, planning, review, and supervision of the activities in the department. With approximately 4,500 residents, Avon is a quintessential New England community located in Norfolk County. With easy access to I-93 and I-95, Avon is just 17 miles south of Boston, and 51 miles from Providence, RI. Avon is a short drive to beaches on the Atlantic Ocean and Cape Cod. The Town is governed by a 3-member Selectboard that also serve as Police Commissioners, with an appointed Town Administrator.
Candidates must possess unquestioned integrity, a thorough knowledge of police administration and operations, possess proven management and leadership skills and demonstrated experience establishing and maintaining effective relationships with employees, public safety partners, town departments, the business community, schools, and the citizens. The candidate must have experience in the supervision and oversight of criminal investigations, disciplinary matters, training, policy and with the growth and development of officers. Experience with accreditation is desirable.
A bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice, Police Administration or related field is required; a master’s degree is preferred. Fifteen (15) years progressively responsible law enforcement with at least five (5) years in supervisory, command and administrative positions in a union environment, or any equivalent combination of education and experience which demonstrates possession of the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is required. Candidate must be a graduate of a full time MA Police Academy or able to obtain MA certification within a reasonable time period. Salary range to $140,000; starting salary commensurate with qualifications; including educational incentive and comprehensive benefits package.
The Town of Avon is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate on the basis of age, gender/gender identity, race, color, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, or disability.
For additional information related to the search contact Sean Kelly, Director of Police Services, Municipal Resources Inc., at 603-279-0352, x321.
Town of Thornton, NH (2,500-year-round residents), is seeking an organized, experienced professional to serve as its next Town Administrator. Working under the direction of a 5-person Board of Selectmen, the Town Administrator coordinates the delivery of a full array of town services and manages the day-to-day affairs of the Town. With an operating budget of $3.8M, the Town has 18 FT employees supplemented by a number of PT employees. Thornton is located in the White Mountain/Waterville Valley Region, just minutes from the Lakes Region of NH. The area hosts tourists year-round for its many outdoor seasonal attractions. With easy access to Interstate 93, Thornton is just 45 minutes to Concord and 1 hour to Manchester. College Degree, 5 years of relevant experience, preferably in municipal administration, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Salary range to $98K; starting salary commensurate with qualifications. Excellent benefits. Thornton is an equal opportunity employer. For additional information contact Alan Gould, President, Municipal Resources, Inc. at 603-279-0352 x320.
The City of Melrose, MA is seeking a progressive, proactive and community-oriented Police Chief to lead this full-service police department (approx. budget $5.5M) consisting of 49 FT sworn officers, and 5 non-sworn support staff. With approximately 29,000 residents, Melrose is a quintessential New England community in northeastern Massachusetts. With easy access to I-93 and I-95, Melrose is just seven miles north of Boston, and minutes from the Atlantic Ocean. The City is governed by a Mayor and an eleven-member City Council. A Bachelor’s degree, preferably in law enforcement, criminal justice, management, or related field plus ten years of law enforcement executive management experience, or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience, is required. Must be certified as a Massachusetts full-time police officer or have the ability to receive certification. FBINA or equivalent executive management training is preferred. Starting salary range at $160,000 commensurate with qualifications, additional pay incentives may be available. Excellent benefits.
The City of Melrose is an equal opportunity employer. We believe in the benefit of diversity which gives us varied ways of engaging with citizens and to discover, design, and deliver enriched solutions and services for our community. The City embraces and encourages all qualified candidates to apply. For additional information related to the search contact Sean Kelly, Director of Police Services, Municipal Resources Inc., at 603-279-0352, x321.
The Town of Newton, New Hampshire (population approx. 4600) is seeking a professional, progressive candidate to serve as its next Town Administrator. Located along the Massachusetts border, Newton has all the small-town charm of a traditional New England community yet is just minutes to the commercial resources of Plaistow and Salem NH, and Haverhill, MA. Located just 40 miles from Boston and 30 miles from Manchester, all the cultural, medical and educational assets of the region are within a short drive. With an SB2 town meeting form of government and reporting to a 5-member Board of Selectmen, the Town Administrator oversees and coordinates the services of a workforce comprised of 13 FT/64 PT employees and an operating budget of approximately $3.7 million.
The successful candidate should have experience with finance administration (municipal preferred), understand local government and have excellent communication and “people skills”. Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration or related field, 2 years in municipal government; OR equivalent combination of experience and education which demonstrates an ability to be successful in the position. Salary range to $ 105K. Starting salary commensurate with qualifications. Newton is an equal opportunity employer. For additional information related to the search contact Alan Gould, President, Municipal Resources Inc., at 603-279-0352, x320.
The Town of Berlin, MA (pop. 3,158), is seeking a candidate experienced in all phases of small-town local government qualified to be the community’s second Town Administrator. Governed by a three-member Select Board, Berlin operates under an open town meeting structure and is governed in accordance with a recently adopted Select Board and Town Administrator Act. The next Administrator will be the second professional Administrator in the community and works under the policy guidance of the Select Board. The Town Administrator supervises, manages, and coordinates the day-to-day activities of all town departments and employees under the jurisdiction of the Board and acts as chief procurement officer, budget director and human resources manager for the Town. With 26 FT employees and approximately 50 PT employees, the Town’s budget for FY23 is $14,728,485. The community of Berlin recently became a part of a fully regionalized school system. Candidates should have a collaborative, effective leadership style grounded in personal and professional integrity while managing local governance in a transparent and open manner. The candidate should possess excellent verbal and written skills, be proficient in financial, communication, and presentation software applications. The Town of Berlin is a classic New England town with a rural heritage but has developed a strong commercial component at its borders with potential for further increasing its CIP tax base. Route 62 runs through Berlin which is also strategically located on the I-495 corridor, near I-90, I-290, and Route 2. Berlin is uniquely located to be an easy day trip to Boston or Worcester with all the educational, health, and cultural opportunities found in those cities, as well as within easy reach of all the New England states. Bachelor’s degree in a related field (Master’s preferred), and at least 5 years progressive municipal management and leadership experience, or relevant combination of experience and education. MCPPO certification or the ability to obtain this designation is a primary consideration for the successful candidate. Salary range to $150,000 will be offered commensurate with qualifications and experience. The community offers a standard municipal benefits package. Equal Opportunity Employer. For additional information related to the search, contact Municipal Resources Inc. at 603-279-0352, x330.
Deadline: Open until filled with first resume review on May 23, 2022
Lebanon, NH (14,282 pop.), is seeking an innovative, proactive leader to serve as the Planning & Development Director. Critical to the city’s growth and vitality, the Planning & Development Director is responsible for managing the city’s master planning, economic development, and code enforcement initiatives. The Director also oversees staff support to the planning board, zoning board of adjustment, economic development commission, heritage commission, pedestrian and bike advisory committee, conservation commission, West Lebanon revitalization advisory committee, and the class VI roads advisory committee. Encompassing about 40 square miles along the Connecticut River at the crossroads of two major interstates, I-89 and I-91, in the Upper Connecticut River Valley of New Hampshire, the City of Lebanon is the hub of what the United States Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has identified as the most populated micropolitan statistical area in the United States and was formerly named by Forbes Magazine as the strongest town/micropolitan area in the country. With a diverse economic engine driven by a unique combination of health institutions, education, corporate headquarters, high tech/bio tech industry, local businesses, and a robust year-round tourist industry based on the plentiful natural resources of the area, Lebanon is an extremely desirable destination for the right Planning & Development Director candidate.
Boston is a two-hour drive or 45-minute flight out of the Lebanon City Airport. Concord, the state capital and Manchester, the state’s largest city, are about a 1-hour drive. Lebanon boasts views of the White Mountains and Vermont’s Green Mountains yet is less than a two-hour drive to the New Hampshire Seacoast. Operating under a city charter with a council/manager form of government, the Director reports directly to a Deputy City Manager. Bachelor’s degree in a related field required. Master’s degree and 7-10 years of relevant progressively responsible municipal planning and economic development experience preferred, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Salary range to $2,500 per week with excellent benefits. Starting salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Lebanon is an equal opportunity employer.
To apply submit a resume and cover letter in PDF format to firstname.lastname@example.org. PositionisopenuntilfilledwiththefirstresumereviewonMonday, May 23,2022.
For additional information please see the links below or contact MRI at 603-279-0352 x330.
Sherborn, MA (4,400 pop.), seeks a creative, proactive, municipal leader, committed to excellence in public service to serve as its next Town Administrator. This attractive community, although only 18 miles from Boston, has maintained its charming rural character and scenic beauty, and is unique in eastern Massachusetts with 48.5% of the land area in protected open space and more than five working farms. The Town is recognized for its excellent schools, quality of life, and for providing exemplary services to its residents. Sherborn is led by a five-member Select Board and has an Open Town Meeting form of government. The Town Administrator is the Chief Administrative Officer as well as the Chief Procurement Officer and oversees a municipal omnibus operating budget of $29.5M including $12.3M for town expenses and $17.2M for school expenses. The Town Administrator also oversees Human Resources, IT, and all other Town departments, committees, commissions, boards, offices, and agencies within the direct jurisdiction of the Select Board.
The Town has a well-developed multi-year Capital Improvement Plan. Sherborn’s finances are historically well managed and stable, as evidenced by its AAA bond rating. There are 32 full-time town employees, 33 part-time employees and 52 call members of the Fire & Rescue Department. In addition, there are well over 125 active resident volunteers who serve on the Town’s Boards and Committees.
The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate field; a Master’s degree in Public Administration, Business Administration or related degree is preferred, as well as previous professional experience in public administration or management. Massachusetts Certified Public Purchasing Official (MCPPO), designation is preferred. Salary range is $140,000 to $170,000 commensurate with qualifications and professional experience. Sherborn is an equal opportunity employer. For additional information related to this search, please contact Municipal Resources, Inc. at 603-279-0352 x 330.
Bloomfield, CT (20,500 pop.) The Town of Bloomfield seeks a proactive, progressive and seasoned professional leader to serve as its new Director of Human Resources. The residents of Bloomfield take great pride in being a welcoming majority-minority community that respects and honors its commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion in all its government operations. This is a senior level management position and the Director reports to the Town Manager.
Bloomfield is a full-service municipality, led by a nine member Town Council who recently hired a new Town Manager that collectively work within a long standing and effective Council-Manager form of government. The Human Resources Director will be responsible for an office consisting of 4 funded FT positions including the Director. The community has 152 full-time and 58 part-time Town employees, not including School Department employees.
The Director leads all Human Resources operations related to the Town’s recruitment and retention, labor relations/personal matters, collective bargaining, workers comp, employee benefits, pay and classification systems, workforce development and employee policies and procedures for approval.
The ideal candidate will have a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in HR or a related field and at least 5 years of responsible professional experience in Human Resources/Personnel in a municipal government, not for profit organization, higher education or business work environment or have an equivalent combination of education and relevant experience.
The Town has established a total compensation range of $94,291 to $145,538 with a very competitive benefits package commensurate with qualifications and experience. Typically the town will hire qualified individuals at the mid-range level for a Director position. The Town is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and strongly committed to building a diverse workforce. Women, minorities and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For additional information contact Municipal Resources Inc., at 603-279-0352 x330.
Somerset, MA (18,300+/- pop.), seeks a creative, proactive, community leader, committed to excellence in public service, to serve as its next Town Administrator. This fiscally stable community, with a rich early maritime history and coastal feel, is located approximately 45 miles from Boston, 20 miles from Providence RI and is across the Taunton River from the City of Fall River. Somerset is recognized for its excellent public schools including the Somerset/Berkley Regional High School located within the community, a desirable quality of life for families, and for providing exemplary services to its residents and business community. Led by a three-member Board of Selectmen and Open Town Meeting form of government, the Administrator is the chief administrative and operating officer of the Town and oversees a combined FY 2022 operating budget of approximately $58.2 million (including $33.6 million for educational expenses) with 143 FTE’s on the Town side and 268 FTE’s in the School Dept. The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree and/or a Master’s degree in municipal management or related field and a minimum of 3-5 years of experience as a municipal administrator or assistant administrator. Candidate should have attained designation as an MCPPO professional or attain such status within the first year of employment. Salary range of $160,000 to $180,000 will be commensurate with qualifications and professional experience. Somerset is an equal opportunity employer. The community hopes to have a new Town Administrator on board by July 1st of 2022. For additional information related to the search, or Town and candidate profiles, contact Alan Gould, President, Municipal Resources, Inc. at 603-279-0352, x320.