Outstanding Opportunity to Serve the Citizens as Their Next Town Manager
The Town of Granby was incorporated in 1786 from Simsbury and covers 40.7 square miles on the Connecticut’s north central border with Massachusetts. Primarily a rural residential community with an estimated population over 11,000 and 6 miles from Hartford/Bradley Airport. Located 13.6 miles north of Hartford, the town is bordered on the east by the towns of Suffield and East Granby, on the south by Simsbury and Canton, and the west by the towns of Barkhamsted and Hartland.
The Town is served by State Routes 10, 20, 189, 202 and 219. Interstate 91 is 8.6 miles to east which provides north-south commercial and passenger motor transportation. While primarily residential in character with 4689 dwelling units (mostly single family units), Granby also has more than 100 commercial and industrial buildings and almost 500 acres zoned for commercial and industrial use. There are many farms still operating in Granby and about 40% of the land is open space.
Granby is governed by a Charter, last revised in 2012, and operates under a Selectman/Manager form of government established in 1960. A five member Board of Selectmen serves as the Town’s legislative body and an appointed Town Manager serves as the Town’s Chief Executive Officer. The First Selectman and other four Selectmen are elected biennially for two year terms. An elected Board of Finance serves as the Town’s budget authority which is sent for a machine vote to the residents.
Previous Town Manager is retiring after 39 years of dedicated service. The Town Manager position serves as the Chief Executive, Chief Financial Officer, Purchasing Agent, Human Resources Manager and Risk Manager and may be asked to serve as any department head during a vacancy. The Town Manager appoints and terminates employees, coordinates all services through the departments, prepares and monitors the budget, and implements policies and ordinances set by the Board of Selectman.
Master’s in Public Administration, Government, MBA or related field with a minimum of 3-5 years of successful performance and experience in Municipal Management. Required experience with Labor Relations, Finance Administration, Budgeting, Capital Improvement Programming, Purchasing/Bid Procedures, Personnel Administration, Public Relations, and Grant Administration. Knowledge of municipal operations and intergovernmental management required. Experience with municipal technology important. ICMA-CM (certified manager) designation preferred or willingness to obtain certification within a few years after appointment.
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 required unless special circumstances are approved
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 April 7, 2017 to Ms. Frank. Top candidates will be asked to complete a questionnaire so early applicants will have more time to prepare responses. More information available on websites:
Ms. Randi Frank
Randi Frank Consulting, LLC
7700 Hoover Way
Louisville, KY 40219