Norfolk MA - Town Administrator

Deadline: May 19, 2022

Norfolk, MA (9,500 pop.), seeks an experienced, strategic, leader with strong communication, collaboration and team building skills, to serve as its next Town Administrator. The incumbent exercises significant independent judgment and demonstrates extensive responsibility for the operation of the Town with the approval and guidance of the three member Select Board.

Acts as Chief Administrative Officer; prepares the agenda and attends all meetings of the Board, and acts for the Board in accordance with established policies and procedures. Represents the Select Board on a daily basis; executes the policies of the Board in areas of municipal management, administration, coordination, and supervision.

The Town Administrator directs the development of the annual operating and capital budgets. In conjunction with Finance Director, reviews, analyzes and recommends budgets to the Select Board. The Town has a history of conservative financial management, as evidenced by its AAA bond rating. The FY-22 Budget is $44.8M, with $21.6M for Town expenses and $23.2M for Educational expenses. There are approximately 130 Town employees and four unions.

Master’s Degree in Public Administration, Public Policy, Business or other closely related field preferred, plus five to seven years of progressively responsible supervisory/management experience in Town/City government; ICMA Credentialing preferred; Massachusetts Certified Public Purchasing Official designation preferred.

The successful candidate will receive an attractive compensation package including health and retirement plans with a starting salary range of $150K to $180K commensurate with qualifications and experience. Norfolk is an EOE/AA employer, minorities and women are encouraged to apply.

For additional information related to the search, or the Town, contact Municipal Resources, Inc. at 603-279-0352, x330 or visit the link below. 

DEADLINE: 9AM EST; May 19, 2022

Resume and cover letter, in confidence as PDF attachment to:

This document is intended for use as a resource in the search for the next Town Administrator. The candidates are encouraged to do their own research and consider their “fit” for the position.


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