The Town of Garrett Park is seeking a new Town Manager. The Town Manager reports directly to the Mayor and serves as the chief financial officer and the Clerk-Treasurer, as defined in the Town Charter. The Town Manager runs the day-to-day operations and supervises Town staff members. Working under the direct supervision of the Mayor, the Town Manager develops the budget, manages the Town’s finances, administers Town contracts, and assists with municipal elections. He or she also makes recommendations on various Town matters for consideration and possible action by the Town Council, and represents the Town at meetings and conferences as directed. The Town Manager attends monthly evening Council meetings and various community events, and works with residents serving on the Town’s various committees. The Manager, with input from the Land Use Committee, reviews building plans regarding lot coverage and setbacks, reviews variance applications, and issues building and demolition permits. He or she is responsible for the Town’s infrastructure, parks, and trees. The Manager regulates and enforces parking restrictions within the Town.
In Garrett Park, the Town Manager often works directly with Montgomery County and Maryland state governments. Therefore, it is important for the Town Manager to carry out all policies and instructions in a manner consistent with federal, state, county, and Town laws, best practices, and regulations. Compliance with all county and state laws, and execution and enforcement of resolutions and orders under the jurisdiction of the Town Council, are obligatory functions of the Town Manager. In addition, the Town Manager serves as liaison to other localities as well as state and federal agencies and organizations.
The Town of Garrett Park has a strong community spirit and a history of providing personalized services to its residents. As the face of the Town’s administrative staff, the Manager receives and responds to complaints or inquiries in a timely manner. The Town contracts with vendors to provide twice-weekly refuse pickup, weekly recycling and yard-waste pickup, quarterly street sweeping, and tree maintenance and leaf removal. Snow removal and grounds keeping are handled by Town staff. Additionally, the Town reaches out to its elderly residents for special needs requirements and facilitates community interaction. Montgomery County provides police, fire, ambulance, planning and zoning, code enforcement, and other social services.
The minimum requirements for this position are a bachelor’s degree and progressively responsible government experience. Preferred qualifications include a master’s degree, local government experience, supervisory experience, project management, grants management, and oversight of a budget, finances, and/or a capital improvement plan (CIP).
There is no residency requirement.
The salary range for this position is $95,000 – 125,000, depending on experience, qualifications, and skill set. It comes with an excellent benefits package.
Confidential applications will be accepted electronically by The Novak Consulting Group at thenovakconsultinggroup.com/jobs. Applicants first complete a brief online form and then are prompted to provide one document (Word or PDF) that has a cover letter and resume with salary history. Open until filled with first review of applications September 14, 2018.
About Garrett Park, MD
The Novak Consulting Group is managing this recruitment. The Novak Consulting Group provides executive search, facilitation and strategic planning, and organizational assessment and optimization to local governments and nonprofit organizations nationwide.