Bloomfield has become an important focus of commercial development in the Boston-New York corridor, providing business, goods, and services to north central Connecticut and beyond. Yet, Bloomfield maintains the rural beauty and charm of a New England town. Bloomfield has improved schools to promote a family friendly community along with modern apartments and efforts to improve the center of town for community activities. Located north of the capital City of Hartford with great access to interstate highways, it is less than 15 minutes away from Bradley International Airport.
Bloomfield is administered under the Council-Manager form of government since first adopted in 1959 and last revised in November of 2005. The nine-member Town Council is elected biennially for a term of two years and serves without compensation. Minority party representation of at least three council members is guaranteed. The Town Manager is appointed by the Council and serves as a full-time chief executive officer. The current Town Manager is retiring after 6 years (was a previous manager for neighboring community for over 30 years) and the previous Bloomfield Town Manager served for 20 years. Longevity as Town Manager is anticipated.
The Town provides a full range of services to its residents. These services include police protection; a PreK-12 public education system; a public library and golf course; the construction and maintenance of highways, streets, and infrastructure; and recreational activities and cultural events. The Town is a member of the eight-town regional Metropolitan District Commission which provides water supply and sewerage collection and disposal.
Qualifications for Town Manager
Requirements include an undergraduate degree in public administration, business administration or a closely related field combined with at least 10 years of increasingly responsible public management experience with a preference for 5 years as a Town/City Manager (some private sector management experience will be a plus). Labor relations experience is required. A Master’s Degree in Public or Business Administration and ICMA Credentialed Manager status are both preferred. Preference will be given to experienced town managers, assistant town managers and department heads from jurisdictions of comparable size and complexity.
Compensation and Application Process
?The starting salary for this position is negotiable depending on qualifications and experience (call for salary range) with an excellent benefits package which includes:
- ICMA Retirement Corporation – Plan Options
- Professional Membership
- Health Benefits&other employee benefits in accordance with management employees
Position requires permanent residency in Town of Bloomfield if selected.
Bloomfield is an EOE/AA/Equal Opportunity Employer–diverse candidates are encouraged to apply
If you meet these qualifications and wish to be considered for this position of Town Manager in the Town of Bloomfield, please email your resume and cover letter immediately to Ms. Randi Frank and/or Robert Slavin. See contact information below. Open until filled – first deadline for screening candidates is May 14, 2019 (second screening May 19). Early applications will have more time to complete questionnaire.
Ms. Randi Frank, Randi Frank Consulting, LLC, 7700 Hoover Way, Louisville, KY 40219