Town Manager

Organization: Town of Groton, CT
Salary: Open and competitive
Close Date: March 3, 2017

Job Description:

Town of Groton is located in Southeastern Connecticut between the Thames and Mystic River and along the Atlantic Ocean (Long Island Sound). Groton “The Submarine Capital of the World” is poised for economic growth due to the expansion of Electric Boat ($1.5 billion) for new submarines which will add over 4000 new employees.
Since 1957, Groton has been governed by a Town Council-Town Manager-Representative Town Meeting (RTM) structure. This structure combines a modern professional approach with the traditional Town Meeting form. The Town has a population of over 40,000 residents, and a budget of $121 Million including the schools which have approved a referendum for $184 million expansion project. The Town Council (a nine-member elected body – elected for 2 year terms) is responsible for determining policy and appointing the Town Manager to execute policies and administer the day to day affairs of the Town. The Town employs 261 fulltime equivalents (5 unions & 42 nonunion positions) and has a current budget of $31,948,788 for Town Operations. The current Town Manager is retiring after over 30 years with the Town and with 15 years as the Town Manager. The past two managers both served for more than 10 years.

Today Groton is a regional center for commerce and industry in Southeast Connecticut while its shoreline location and its many historical sites have made the region a prime tourist attraction such as Historic Ship Nautilus and Submarine Force Museum, Mystic Shopping Village and nearby Mystic Aquarium and Seaport. Groton has many options for recreation on land and sea, a large amount of preserved open space including: Bluff Point State Park & Coastal Reserve Trail (over 800 acres jutting out into Long Island Sound). In addition to Electric Boat and the Naval Submarine Base, Groton is a center for Biotech. The Pfizer Company maintains a premier research development campus of 160 acres with over 3000 employees and equal number of consultants.
This position provides an outstanding professional opportunity to work with a highly-dedicated team of employees and department heads who have the Town’s interest in the forefront. It is a great career opportunity to move the Town to the next level during a time of growth.
Minimum requirements for the position are a Bachelor’s Degree in Public or Business Administration or similar with a preference for a Master’s Degree combined with at least 10 years of government management experience preferably as a chief executive or full range assistant. Knowledge and experience with labor relations, economic development, role of technology in government, and large capital improvement projects required. Experience with a Military Community and experience working with various levels of government districts and regional agencies is a strong plus. Or any equivalent experience, education and knowledge. ICMA-CM preferred
Open and competitive beginning salary DOQ;s supplemented by an excellent fringe benefit package.
• Benefits negotiable – similar to management employees
• Moving expenses negotiable
• ICMA Retirement Corporation Plans
Residency is required within 6-9 months of appointment per Town Charter

For more information see the Town Web Site:

Town of Groton is an Equal Employment Employer/AA

If you are interested and meet these qualifications and want to be considered for this exceptional career opportunity, please mail or email your resume and cover letter by March 8, 2017. If you have more questions about the Town of Groton operations, services, challenges please call for more details. Top candidates will be asked to complete a questionnaire so early applicants will have more time to prepare responses. See attached Profile
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