Bloomfield CT - Town Manager
Deadline: EXTENDED to May 11, 2021
Bloomfield, CT (20,500 pop.) The Town of Bloomfield seeks a proactive, seasoned community leader to serve as its new Town Manager. The residents of Bloomfield take great pride in being a welcoming majority-minority community that respects and honors its diversity. This charming small Town was designated as an All American City in 1970 and in 2020 Reader’s Digest honored Bloomfield as one of the Nicest Places in America.
The Town is financially stable, boasts substantial reserves, has an AA+ bond rating and is recognized as a desirable community for smart growth business development with a strong residential base for commuters to the metropolitan Hartford labor markets. This beautiful community is an inner ring suburb of Hartford, which was originally settled in 1640 and incorporated as the Town of Bloomfield in 1835. 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. In addition, Bloomfield has numerous natural and recreational amenities and offers easy access to I-91 and I-84.
Bloomfield is a full-service municipality, led by a nine member Town Council and a Town Manager with an established Council-Manager form of government. The local government provides outstanding public services and excellent schools. The Manager oversees an operating budget for FY 21 of $ 94.7M (School and Town) with 152 full-time and 58 part-time Town employees, not including School Department employees.
The ideal candidate will have a Master’s in Public Administration or related field and a minimum of eight years of experience in public administration, with a minimum of five years in a senior management capacity or an equivalent combination of education and relevant experience. Preference will be to Town Managers/Administrators, Assistants and Department Heads with large municipal operations and knowledge of all Town functions. Experience in labor relations is required. The Town of Bloomfield’s Charter requires the Manager to reside in Bloomfield.
The Town has established a total compensation range of $160,000 to $180,000 with a competitive benefits package commensurate with qualifications and experience. The Town is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, committed to a diverse workforce and women, minorities and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For additional information contact Alan Gould, President, Municipal Resources Inc., at 603-279-0352 x320.
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DEADLINE: 9 AM EST; EXTENDED to Tuesday, May 11, 2021.