Village Administrator/Manager |
The Village of Perry, NY is seeking an outstanding Village Administrator with the education, training, experience and leadership skills to implement the clear vision and initiatives established by the village and successfully manage talented staff of 21 full-time and 15 part-time employees, and a $4m overall budget. Salary $70-$80,000 DOQ.
More information: www.villageofperry.com
The introduction to the Village’s 2015 Comprehensive Plan provides a snapshot of Perry’s priorities and trajectory:
WHO WE ARE AND WHAT WE CHERISH
Perry is “a village that’s still a village.” It is a historic, charming and walkable place in a rural setting. We are a strong community of caring residents and business owners. We take great and justifiable pride in our regionally-renowned events, our independent school district, our top-notch recreational facilities, and our dynamic, locally-owned businesses. Our village is complex yet compact with a mix of land uses that signal a sustainable economy and social life.
Perry has a tradition of entrepreneurship and a storied history as a recreation destination and a magnet for artists and artisans. We treasure our identity as a gateway to Letchworth State Park and Silver Lake. The Village’s history, people, Main Street and homes as well as the creek that bisects the Village and the farmlands surrounding it are cherished assets. All of this – our traditions, history, physical form and setting – require continual nourishment and attention.
OUR PHYSICAL STRUCTURE: CENTER AND EDGE
And so, the Village must be a celebrated place – edge to center, end to end, every block, and throughout. Our edges must be welcoming and send signals to those arriving in Perry that they are entering a community. Entryways into Perry must communicate the great pride we feel about Perry, illustrated through preservation and standards of care.
When residents and visitors arrive onto Main Street, they must come into an even more special place, one that is cherished, because it is our place. It is where we celebrate with parades, festivals and farmers’ markets; where we gather and cross paths and greet one another. From Main Street, the contours slope up toward the surrounding residential streets, around which our Village’s edges must be in sharp relief in their relationship to our marvelous countryside.
DECISION-MAKING AND PRIORITIES
To safeguard this character, we will make decisions that reinforce our sense of place and the character of our community. Our community will continually strengthen our neighborhoods and confidently enhance our corridors. We will provide direct investment to support Main Street while ensuring that our edges and surrounding lands reinforce our rural essence. In every way we will remain a Village. Our time, our money and our energy will be the tools to accomplish this. Our actions serve as the expression of who we are.
The Village will be physically special end to end. Underneath is our commitment to ourselves and our heritage as an independent community of farmers, entrepreneurs, skilled workers and strong families. Our priorities will reflect these values and ambitions.
This is our vision.
ABOUT THE VILLAGE
Perry (pop. 3,673) is located in the Genesee Valley region, 40 miles from Rochester and Buffalo. Perry is a small community with a surprisingly robust and diverse economy, with several large employers and many medium and small businesses. The village is in the midst of a $7 million sewer upgrade, just completed a $1.4 million Main Street project, is aggressively addressing drainage upgrades and is planning significant investment in its water treatment facility in the next three year. Downtown has seen millions of dollars in private investment and dozens of new businesses in the past 10 years. The Village which is surrounded by productive dairy farms in the #1 agriculture county in New York State, just saw its first creamery open in 2016, expansion of its longstanding cookie factory in 2015, and its first microbrewery will be opening later this month.
The full comprehensive plan is available on the village website and includes short-, medium- and long-term action items for which the Village Administrator must provide leadership and guidance. Some are underway as the village has been partnering with County, State and Federal agencies to aggressively invest in infrastructure, drainage, water and sewer, economic development, and open space planning, and has put in place incentives to developers and homeowners. But there is much to do!
Perry operates under a mayor-council form of government including five elected, energetic board members, and includes a full-time police department, a volunteer fire department, and a full-service Department of Public Works. All told, Perry has 21 full-time and 15 part-time employees, and a $4 million budget (all funds, including water and sewer). The previous Village Administrator has recently retired after 10 years of service.
WHAT DOES THE VILLAGE HAVE TO OFFER?
Momentum! Groundwork has been laid to be aggressive and creative to solve the issues that face our rural community. Three examples:
A community-wide, private sector investment group that has bought and rehabbed over 40,000 sf of downtown buildings;
A Silver Lake Trail master plan underway to link Letchworth State Park and the lake via the Village of Perry;
A Letchworth Gateway Villages Program in which Perry is collaborating with Mount Morris and Geneseo to hire a full-time Director to assist economic development, provide business technical assistance, and focus on regional branding built around America’s #1 State Park.
Additional assets include:
an up-to-date Comp Plan;
Newly revised zoning codes;
an established reputation for executing plans and policies;
Proactive approach to community improvements and growth;
A solid core of community volunteers who have imaginatively developed programs, and are advocates;
the County Arts Council and County support for the Arts in downtown;
Talented residents the board has tapped to serve on a variety of citizen-led committees and boards;
An engaged, thoughtful village board;
A skilled front office;
Really dedicated, conscientious employees in DPW, Parks and Police, and an active, committed volunteer fire department.
WHAT’S THE VILLAGE LOOKING FOR?
The Village is seeking a professional:
Who looks for opportunities for the village to grow and prosper,
Who reaches out to business interests, with an eye toward potential employers that will attract new residents and provide employment for current residents.
Who maintains a presence in the County, advocating for villages,
Who plots for strategic growth,
Who enhances the qualities of village life, that make Perry a “village that’s still a village,”
Who has strong oral and written communication skills,
Who takes the initiative to do the necessary research to guide and support board decisions,
Who is enthusiastic, yet realistic, about what government can and should do,
Who develops and nurtures relationships with neighboring municipalities,
Who is a supportive liaison to community organizations that create and implement events and projects.
The VA oversees department heads and office staff, encouraging them to be creative and to manage their time and resources to the benefit of the taxpayers.
Financial knowledge is a must. Thoughtful budget management allows the Village to be prepared to take advantage of opportunities, such as grants and capital investments.
Leadership skills that foster a positive attitude among employees and in the community. These skills make it possible for the community to capitalize on the groundwork that has already been done in Perry.
The VA is aware of the challenges of thriving as a rural community and is also cognizant of the assets Perry brings to the table. The ideal candidate would have ideas of how to leverage the assets to achieve the goals, as laid out in the recent Comprehensive Plan, such as restoring population via enhancing the quality of life, for residents and visitors. The village cannot survive in today’s climate by holding true to the status quo.
The board and the VA should have a synergistic relationship; one where the VA both leads (and sets a tone and attitude) and takes the lead from the board. The person both directs the village, ensuring the board is informed well ahead of time of crucial decisions that must be made, while also implementing board’s wishes, policies and decisions.
The VA should have ability to communicate with the board and the public to ensure transparency in village government.
In addition to the above goals, candidates must have a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in public management, public finance, accounting or related field. A Master’s degree in public or business administration is preferred. Three to five years of increasingly responsible municipal management experience, or any combination of education and experience that provides equivalent knowledge, skills and abilities, including of government accounting and budgeting principles and practices. Candidates must possess proven managerial, interpersonal, and leadership skills to direct an experienced staff and a progressive village board serving a full-service community.
More information can be found on the village website: www.villageofperry.com, or the community website www.iloveperryny.com.
Organization: Village of Perry
Name: Rick Hauser, Mayor
Phone: 585 969 6006
Chief Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Grade 3 |
VILLAGE OF MALONE
Organization: Village of Malone
Name: Cheryl Douglas
Search for Village Manager |
The Village of Mamaroneck, New York, is accepting applications for the position of Village Manager.
The Village is primarily a residential community on Long Island Sound with a major inland harbor and facilities to build and service pleasure boating. Mamaroneck Avenue and Boston Post Road are the main commercial areas. A light industrial area is located along Fenimore Road. The Village comprises 6.7 sq. miles of area of which 3.5 miles are lands under water, approximately 9 miles of coastline, and 55 miles of roads (about 120 lane-miles of roads), including State and County owned roads.
The Village Government consists of a 5-member Board of Trustees including a Mayor, with a total budget of approximately $ 34.7 million and a staff of 149 full-time employees.
The candidate should have excellent leadership and communication skills and knowledge of municipal law, budgeting, human resources, labor negotiations, information technology, as well as the ability to work in a team environment. BA/BS with Masters in Public Administration preferred and a minimum of 5-years municipal management experience is required.
Salary is open and commensurate with background and experience.
The Village of Mamaroneck is an equal opportunity employer.
Organization: Village of Mamaroneck, NY
Name: Don Marra
Superintendent of Water and Sewers |
City of Beacon – Superintendent of Water and Sewers
The job description and applications are available on-line at: http://www.cityofbeacon.org/Government/employment.htm
Applications should be sent to City Administrator, One Municipal Plaza, Beacon, NY 12508. Position is open until filled.
The City of Beacon is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ qualified persons without regard to their race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, marital status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Please submit applications/resumes to the following address no later than
Friday, March 10, 2017
City of Beacon
Attention: City Administrator Anthony J. Ruggiero
One Municipal Plaza
Beacon, New York 12508
Organization: City of Beacon
Name: Anthony J. Ruggiero
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Fire Chief |
The City of Batavia, New York, operating under a Council-Manager form of government, seeks an outstanding leader to be its next Fire Chief. SALARY: $75,146 - $91,144. Civil Service qualifications are graduation from high school or possession of an appropriate equivalency diploma AND either two (2) years of full-time, paid experience as a Deputy Fire Chief, OR four (4) years full-time, paid experience as a Fire Captain, OR any equivalent combination of experience and training. The successful candidate will desire to be a part of the City’s vibrant and visionary culture; will be accessible and engage with the staff and community to reach shared community-wide goals; will have the ability to review and assess current operations and institute best practices. S/he will also be a strategic team builder who possesses the operational and tactical experience to lead the Fire Department. Reporting to the City Manager, the Fire Chief will lead a fully paid professional department consisting of 37 FTE including four captains, four lieutenants, 28 firefighters and one administrative support position while being responsible for a $3.9 million budget. For further details please go to http://www.batavianewyork.com/human-resources/pages/job-openings
Please submit resume, cover letter, civil service job application at http://www.co.genesee.ny.us/geneseecounty/departments/humanresources/uploads/CSApplication.pdf, current and past salary history and five work related references to: Dawn Fairbanks, Human Resource Specialist, One Batavia City Centre, Batavia, NY 14020. Background check and drug testing required. EEO
Organization: City of Batavia
Name: Dawn Fairbanks
Phone: 585 345-6340
Director, Communications and Marketing |
Director, Communications and Marketing
Vermont League of Cities and Towns
Celebrating our 50th year, the Vermont League of Cities and Towns (VLCT) is a distinctive, nonprofit and nonpartisan member-owned organization that serves Vermont’s municipal officials.
VLCT has an immediate need for an experienced communications and marketing professional to join our leadership team. Reporting to the Executive Director, the successful candidate will be responsible for implementing VLCT’s external and internal communications strategies including all printed and electronic media, branding, events, marketing and website development consistent with and facilitating the organization’s mission and goals.
Minimum requirements: Bachelor’s degree (Master’s degree preferred) in public relations, journalism, communications, marketing, business administration, or a related field, plus at least five years of experience in public relations or marketing, with a minimum of five years’ experience as a manager. Experience in public policy and/or local government sector desired.
The application deadline is Friday, March 31. Resumes will be reviewed as they are received. Position open until filled. EOE.
Organization: Vermont League of Cities and Towns
|Vermont League of Cities and Towns||2017-03-31|