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Position: Town Manager
Municipality:Town of Plainville
Close Date:11/10/2021
Description:
 

TOWN MANAGER

 

TOWN OF PLAINVILLE, CT

TOWN MANAGER POSITION AVAILABLE

Population 17,534

Starting salary $140,000 to $160,00 Depending on Qualifications & Experience

 

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The Town of Plainville seeks a professional, effective, and experienced Town Manager with a strong record of leadership and performance with integrity, vision, and passion for local government. The ideal candidate will be expected to lead by example, value fairness and inclusiveness, and maintain a collaborative relationship with the Town Council, Board of Education as well as regional and business partners, governmental agencies, staff, and the community.  The new Town Manager should be well versed in fiscal management, economic development, union negotiations, and the ability to solve complex problems.  Overall, the next Town Manager should have a genuine concern for continuing and expanding the legacy of high-quality municipal services that improve the lives of Plainville residents and visitors.

 

Plainville is administered under the Council-Manager form of government.  The seven member Town Council is elected biennially for a term of two years and serves without compensation.  The Town Manager is appointed by the Council and serves as a full-time chief executive officer.  The FY 2022 budget of $63,456,959 includes the schools.  There are 114 regular full-time employees, 67 volunteer firefighters, and approximately 125 seasonal employees.  Plainville is a vibrant, full-service town of 9.6 square miles at the geographic center and crossroads of Connecticut.  It is known for its hundreds of active volunteers, making this a progressive, close-knit community.

 

Qualifications for Town Manager

 

The ideal candidate should have experience in municipal government, though candidates with comparable government or management experience are encouraged to apply.   Candidates must have a minimum of five (5) years’ experience in a similar or larger sized community.  Required Master’s Degree in public or business administration, or a closely related field. ICMA Credential Manager status is preferred.

 

Compensation and Application Process

 

The starting salary for this position will be determined using the salary range of $140,000 to $160,000 depending on qualifications and experience with an excellent benefits package which includes:

 

-          ICMA Retirement Corporation (Mission Square) – Plan Options

-          Professional Membership

-          Health Benefits and other employee benefits.

 

The position requires residency in the Town of Plainville.

 

For more information see the Town web site at www.plainvillect.gov.

 

Plainville is an EOE/AA/Equal Opportunity Employer - diverse candidates are encouraged to apply.

 

If you meet these qualifications and wish to be considered for this position of Town Manager in the Town of Plainville, please email your resume and cover letter to Stacy Buden, Director of Human Resources at: sbuden@plainville-ct.gov.  Open until filled – first deadline for screening candidates is November 10, 2021 by 2:30 p.m.

 

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POSITION DESCRIPTION

 

DATE:                        October 1, 2021                                             

 

POSITION:                TOWN MANAGER

 

REPORTS TO:           Town Council

 

GOVERNING ORGANIZATION:   Town Council

 

POSITION SUMMARY: 

It shall be the duty of the Town Manager to attend all meetings of the Town Council with the right to speak but not to vote; to keep the Town Council informed concerning the financial condition of the Town and concerning all other matters affecting the welfare of the Town; to prepare and submit in the manner provided in this Charter the annual budget of the Town; to prepare in form suitable for publication within 180 days after the close of each fiscal year a report of the financial transactions and accomplishments of the Town government for such fiscal year; to see that the laws of the state and ordinances of the Town are faithfully executed; and to perform such other duties as may be assigned the Manager by law or by the ordinances or resolutions of the Town Council.

 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED:

      Works under the broad policy guidance of the Town Council

 

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

The Town Manager shall supervise and control, subject to the Town Manager’s responsibility to the Town Council, all departments, and agencies of the Town, except the Board of Education and those in charge of officers elected by the people, appointed by the Governor and the General Assembly or appointed by the Town Council.  The Town Manager shall appoint and may remove, subject to the provisions in the Town of Plainville Charter listed in Chapter VI, under Administrative Departments and Officers Under the Town Manager, all officers and employees of the departments and agencies of the Town under the Town Manager’s jurisdiction.

 

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Education and Experience:

Required Master’s Degree in public or business administration, or a closely related field.  ICMA Credential Manager status is preferred.

 

Minimum five (5) years of responsible administrative experience which provides a demonstrated ability to perform the duties of the position. 

 

Any equivalent combination of education and experience.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.                               

 

Ability to occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. An employee is required to perform basic motor skills including standing, walking, etc. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is often required to stand and walk. The employee is occasionally required to sit and/or stand for

 

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prolonged periods. The employee may also need to be present for field inspections and climb ladders, crawl under crawl spaces, kneel, stoop, etc.

 

Ability to occasionally perform moderately difficult manipulative skills including typing, filing, using a calculator, etc.

 

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

 

Must be able to hear normal conversation with some background noise as well as distinguish and understand voice patterns, tape transcribing, verbal instructions, etc.

 

Ability to speak clearly with volume.

 

Ability to read technical and detailed blueprints, maps, specifications, and regulations.

 

Ability to drive a vehicle in bad as well as good weather conditions.

 

Ability to communicate effectively with others in oral and written form.

 

Ability to work under pressure with changing conditions and priorities. This is a visible public administrative position with consequent demands and pressures of office, including some interaction with public and media exposure.  There is some stress in meeting deadlines.  May be required to work long days and weekends.

 

Works in office setting subject to continuous interruptions and background noise.  Includes exposure to computer screens on a daily basis.

 

MENTAL REQUIREMENTS

The mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is often required to attend to the same task/function over a prolonged period of time, ranging up to more than 45-60 minutes at a time.  The employee is also constantly required to concentrate on a range of detail from minimal detail/routine issues through complicated detail/complex issues with interruption.

 

The duties of this job constantly require the employee to remember task assignments over a prolonged period of time from workday tasks to tasks required at different parts of the year (calendar/fiscal); constantly able to remember multiple tasks/assignments given to self and others and the ability to plan and prioritize work of self and others.                           

 

Ability to distinguish between public and confidential information and able to handle it appropriately.

 

 

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The employee is frequently required to use knowledge and reasoning to solve both routine and complex problems; to understand and relate to basic, specific, and general instructions; and to be able to understand and relate to the ideas and theories behind related concepts.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

While performing the duties of the job, the employee is occasionally exposed to seasonal conditions of outside weather as well as occasional exposure to high and low temperatures. 

 

While performing the duties of the employee frequently exposed to electro-magnetic radiation through a computer screen and occasionally exposed to dust.

 

Occasionally the noise level in the work environment is loud in field settings, and moderately quiet in office settings.

 

 

The above job description is illustrative and not a complete itemization

of all facets of the position.



We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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