Town Manager

Organization: Town of Clinton, CT
Salary: The Town of Clinton offers a competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Close Date: First screening date is March 15, 2024

Job Description:

Clinton, Connecticut is a town of about 13,300 population, along the coast halfway between New York City and Boston. Clinton has a quaint, small-town feel, with many historical districts listed with the National Register of Historical Places, and its shoreline has beaches, marinas and a harbor that is part of Long Island. The Town enjoys a diversified economy with the top sectors comprised of retail, government, manufacturing, utilities and marinas. The Town also has a business environment with a manufacturing coalition, the home of Chamard Vineyard, and a large retail mall known as Clinton Crossing Premium Outlets, which attracts visitors from other states and all of Connecticut. The Town is attractive to tourists, due to the waterfront and restaurants, including the famous Lobster Landing.
Form of Government
The Town of Clinton has a Council-Town Manager form of government which started in November 2019. The seven-member council are elected for staggered 4-year terms at large. There is a requirement that no more than 4 members of the council be from the same political party, to ensure minority representation. The Chairman of the Council is chosen by the Council Members in January after an election.

The Town Council provides the oversight and leadership required to guide the direction of the Town and to ensure the optimum delivery of services to the residents in the most cost-effective manner. This is accomplished by directing the Town Manager to implement the Council policies.

About the Town Manager Position
The Town Manager is responsible to the Town Council for the proper administration of all Town affairs as outlined in the Town Charter. The Town Manager is the Chief Executive Officer who oversees and manages municipal service functions and day-to-day operations of the Town. The Town Manager performs personnel management, collective bargaining, labor relations, purchasing and grants administration; and appoints all department heads and employees with approval by the Town Council. The Manager works closely with the Town Council, department heads, and the Board of Education to develop strategic priorities and annual budgets. The Manager administers all laws and ordinances through the various departments. The Town Manager researches issues of concern for the Council and makes recommendations for their review. The Town Manager works collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders to promote economic growth which is a high priority along with infrastructure improvements They represent the Town in regional and state meetings to ensure awareness of programs and opportunities that may affect the community and serves as voice and advocate for Clinton’s interests

Must hold a master’s degree in public administration, business administration or related field with 5 –10 years management experience in municipal government or related experiences. International City/County Management Association (ICMA) Credentialed Manager preferred; or an equivalent of experience, knowledge, and education.

Knowledge, skills and abilities should include: good communications skills, economic development skills, labor relations knowledge, human resources experience, finance and budgeting experience, ability to find, secure, and implement grants, excellent project management skills, knowledge of purchasing and contracting services, public relations and public speaking skills, and technology knowledge to improve services.

Compensation and Application Process
The Town of Clinton offers a competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. The Town provides a generous benefits package which includes health, dental, life insurance, paid vacation, and sick leave. Additionally, the Town provides a defined contributions retirement plan. Negotiable items include car allowance, relocation expenses, amount of employer contribution to retirement plan. Residency is not required.

Clinton is an AA/EOE Employer

If you are interested in this exciting opportunity, or need additional details or salary, please contact Ms. Frank at the address below. To apply now please submit your cover letter and resume to Ms. Frank. The position will remain open until filled; first screening date is March 15, 2024.

For more information contact Ms. Frank for full profile about position
Ms. Randi Frank; Randi Frank Consulting, LLC; 7700 Hoover Way; Louisville, KY 40219

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