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Town of Clayton

Town Manager

SALARY GRADE:        Starts at $65,000 – $95,000

PAY STATUS:               Salary

DIVISION:                    Administration Department

DATE:                            Last Revision: April 15, 2021

The Town of Clayton seeks a proven, dedicated, responsive, and experienced individual for the position of Town Manager. The position requires an experienced leader, a background in city/town management is desired, local governance or public affairs is preferred. The individual must be a strong leader, manager, and administrator with excellent communication skills. Must possess, at a minimum a Bachelor’s Degree in public administration, finance, business management, or a closely related field.

Experience within this field is desired.

SUMMARY STATEMENT

Performs duties as required by the Town Council. Responsible for the implementation of all town policies, programs, laws, and codes enacted by the Town Council. Supervises all town departments except for the Police Department. Provides Town Council Members with accurate reports, studies, and policy proposals. Responsible for the efficient execution of municipal affairs.

DESIRED CHARACTERISTICS, QUALIFICATIONS, AND EXPERIENCE

  • Demonstrate strong financial and budget management skills with active participation and oversight, including long-range capital facility needs planning and financing, willingness and ability to present concise and understandable financial summaries to Council.
  • Impeccable integrity, committed to the high ethical standards of the local government management profession and transparent government operations, ability to establish high degree of credibility with citizens.
  • Thoughtful, visionary, and creative.
  • Politically astute, but not political.
  • Experience with environmental issues, and knowledgeable about alternative energy issues, utility management (including electric), and information technology.
  • Demonstrated ability to help elected officials understand their roles and responsibilities, and keep them informed about significant long-term trends, opportunities, and challenges that should be addressed in the public interest, with adequate notice and opportunity for consideration of sound recommendations and alternatives, and skills to help build consensus.
  • Knowledgeable in all aspects of local government is desired.
  • Strong media relations, public presentation, written communication and interpersonal skills, and ability to be an effective spokesperson and ambassador for the Town.
  • Experience with land use planning and economic development is preferred.
  • Demonstrate sound personnel management experience.
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with the Mayor, Town Council, town employees, other local and county, state and federal officials, as well as the community at large.
  • A strong commitment to diversity and inclusion.

ABOUT THE POSITION:

  • Be the Chief Administrative Officer of the Town of Clayton and see that its ordinances are faithfully executed.
  • Oversee and direct town operations with the exception of the Police Department.
  • Assist in preparing and administering the annual budget in cooperation with department heads and Budget Chairperson.
  • Prepares and submits reports and information as may be requested by Town Council Members.
  • Keep the Town Council advised of all matters affecting the manner of town operations.
  • Responsible for town procurement and sales following adopted policies.
  • Prepares day-to-day correspondence. 
  • Human Resources to include payroll approval, hiring, discipline, and termination under their charge including the proper care of employee records.
  • Assist residents with complaints, concerns, etc.
  • Coordinate the annual municipal election.
  • Prepare resolutions and Assist the town solicitor in the preparation of ordinances.
  • Represent the town at various state and local meetings.
  • Approves and oversees all grant applications under their scope of responsibility, expenditures, and final reports.
  • Evaluate department head performance annually in written form.
  • Maintain effective relationships with town residents and staff.
  • Participate in the preparation of emergency preparedness plans for the town and shall be present within the town during all emergencies unless otherwise
  • Perform other duties assigned by the Town Council Members.
  • Act as Public Information Officer (PIO) for the Town of Clayton with the exception of police matters.
  • Oversee and direct town operations with the exception of police matters.
  • Value diversity and inclusion through professional actions.
  • Responsible for creating and maintaining a productive, harmonious, and respectful work environment.
  • Advise and consult with elected and appointed officials, commissions, department heads, staff agencies, civic groups, individuals, and others on issues, problems, strategies, and policies related to town services.
  • Direct town activities including customer service, emergency management, human resources, information technologies, streets, and utilities (electric, water, and sewer). Demonstrate concern for employees’ Have strong understanding of leadership principles and practices.
  • Oversee administrative matters such as developing the town budget, manage expenditures, develop and recommend town Capital Improvement Program.
  • Represent the town on regional and local boards or committees.
  • Perform long and short-range planning in collaboration with Town Council. Develop and implement new programs and services to support and encourage the town’s growth and development.
  • Enforce municipal ordinances, charter provisions, and other laws and regulations.
  • Participate in DEMEC board of directors.
  • Participate in MS-4 planning and implementation.
  • Work with Kent Economic Partnership for growth initiatives. 
  • Implement Planning & Zoning.
  • Participate in Council and Committee Meetings.

REQUIREMENTS / EDUCATION:

  • BA/BS degree and several years related experience.
  • Experience in inventory management, procurement practice, and Planning & Zoning.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Access, and Outlook.
  • Neat and professional appearance required.
  • Ability to express ideas or make recommendations concerning job-related issues; learn specific job duties, and complete detailed work assignments; maintain knowledge of basic concepts and techniques.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Excellent analytical and numerical skills to perform basic math calculations.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively both orally and in writing; ability to logistically and independently plan, organize, and complete work; initiative; ability to set and achieve high standards of performance; strong interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to follow verbal and written instruction. 
  • Ability to make sound judgments with demonstrated integrity and resourcefulness. 
  • Ability to lift from 3 to 10 lbs.
  • Ability to sit or stand for extended periods of time – four (4) hours.
  • Ability to reach for specific objects at short distances in local working area.
  • Ability to bend, stoop, kneel, ascend, and descend stairs.
  • Must pass a substance abuse test and a criminal background check.
  • Must have a valid Class A Driver’s License.

KNOWLEDGEABLE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Knowledgeable of municipal organization is desired.
  • Knowledgeable of administrative and managerial techniques.
  • Ability to utilize research methods and reporting techniques in an effective manner.
  • Must be able to obtain cooperation and respect of all town residents and employees.

MACHINES, EQUIPMENT AND TOOLS USED

  • Computer, photocopying/fax/scan machine, calculator, and all office related equipment.

ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS

Accountable to: Mayor and Town Council

Accountable for: Administration Department / Public Works Department / Electrical Department / Inspections & Enforcement

The above description denotes some of the specific characteristics which are necessary to perform the principal functions of the job and are not intended to be a description of all the work requirements that may be inherent in the position.

The Town of Clayton is an equal opportunity employer.

 

City of Milford

Electric Superintendent

Starting Salary: Commensurate with experience
FLSA: Exempt

The City of Milford Public Works Department is seeking applicants for the position of Electric Superintendent. The Electric Superintendent oversees the overall operations of the City’s electric system that serves approximately 7,500 homes and businesses from 2 substations in approximately 12 square mile service territory, covering all of Milford and portions of unincorporated areas of Kent and Sussex Counties.   The system peaks at just over 46,000 MW and delivers over 225 million kWh annually.

The Electric Superintendent supervises approximately 11 employees including those covered under the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 126 Collective Bargaining Agreement. The Electric Superintendent is responsible for construction, maintenance, and design of the distribution system, including substation operations and maintenance.  Electricity is purchased in bulk from the Delaware Municipal Electric Corporation.  Work is performed under the general supervision of the Public Works Director.

The City is seeking applicants with a Bachelor Degree in Electrical Engineering (preferred) or a related field with at least 5 years experience; or 10 years experience in the electric utility industry with considerable supervisory and management experience may be substituted for a degree; or any combination of education and experience equivalent to the requirements.  Possession of a valid Delaware vehicle operator’s license and Class B CDL (minimum – within 1 year of date of hire) is preferred.

The City offers a comprehensive, competitive benefits package. Please apply online at www.cityofmilford.comOpen until filled.

City of Milford

Human Resources Department

10 S.E. Second Street

Milford, DE 19963

jeaddy@milford.de.gov   EEO