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Date Posted:               May 16, 2017
City/Organization:      Hinsdale, MA
Title:                           Town Administrator
Category:                   City/County Manager and Administrators

Town Administrator - Hinsdale, MA

Job Description:

The town of Hinsdale (Berkshire County), a small community of roughly 2,000 permanent residents with a $5.8 million operating budget (inclusive of school assessments), seeks a town administrator. Position is full-time (40 hours/week). The town administrator has chief administrative and financial responsibility for the town, serves as the Chief Procurement Officer for the town, and is directly responsible to the Select Board for the management of staff and administration of all town affairs not specifically reserved to another elected body. S/he works with all town departments toward the achievement of common goals for the Town. The town administrator is appointed by the Select Board and functions under the jurisdiction and policy direction of the board. The town administrator will, refer specific issues or problems to the Select Board as necessary when clarification or interpretation of town policy or procedures is required. The employee is accountable on a town-wide basis for the direction and success of programs accomplished through others. Analyzes program objectives, determines work operations, estimates and allocates the financial and staff resources required. Assists or oversees the provision of personnel services to town employees, including recommendations to the Select Board for the hiring, training, and disciplining of employees. Candidates must possess a bachelor’s degree in public administration, business administration, city planning, or a related field. Masters degree in public administration or related field is preferred. Minimum of five years of related professional experience, three years of which must include supervisory experience in a government or nonprofit setting. Municipal management experience preferred. Requirements include sound judgment and diplomacy, excellent written and oral communications skills, the ability to help achieve consensus, and formal training and/or professional experience with finance, budgeting and personnel management. A track record of securing competitive grants is also strongly preferred. Starting salary up to $65,000 with excellent fringe benefits. Minimal physical effort generally required in performing duties under typical office conditions as well as ability to perform moderate lifting when required. The deadline to apply for this position is June 16. Applicants should electronically submit their cover letter, detailed resume, one writing sample, and list of 3-5 professional references to The town of Hinsdale is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Post Expiration Date;   June 17, 2017

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