THE TOWN OF NEWINGTON, CT (Pop 30,234)
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THE TOWN MANAGER POSITION
The Town is known for its high level of services and quality of life with great neighborhoods and a friendly small-town feel. Located in the center of the State with easy access to beaches, mountains, New York City, Boston, Providence, Long Island shore and northern New England. Newington has been described by many as a “kind and considerate community” that supports volunteerism.
Form of Government
The Town of Newington has a Council-Manager form of Government which was established in 1966. There are 9 council members including the mayor, all elected at large for two years with a minimum of 3 minority party members.
The mayor is elected separately and has only one vote.
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 all municipal service functions and day-to-day operations of the Town. The Town Manager performs personnel management, collective bargaining, labor relations and appoints or removes all department heads and employees.
Preferred: Bachelor’s Degree in public or business administration or a closely related field, with 5-+ years of responsible executive and/or management experience which provides a demonstrated ability to perform the duties of the position. Candidates will also be considered that possess any combination of education and/or work experience deemed relevant and equivalent to achieve the successful performance of the job. Master’s degree and ICMA Credentialed Manager status or other executive level certification programs are a plus.
Preference for experience with labor relations and human resources, infrastructure projects, budgets, working with regional agencies and solutions, economic development and redevelopment and managing emergencies. Experience with New England communities helpful
Compensation and Application Process
The Town of Newington offers a competitive salary dependent upon qualifications and experience. The Town provides a generous benefits package which includes health, dental, life insurance and paid vacation and sick leave. Additionally, the Town provides a defined contributions retirement plan (ICMA/-RC/MissionSquare) Relocation assistance may be negotiable
Newington is an AA/EOE employer
If you are interested in this position or have questions, on position, or salary and benefits please contact Ms. Frank at the address below before applying. To apply now for this great opportunity please submit your cover letter and resume to Ms. Frank. Position will remain open until filled; first screening date is March 31, 2023
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