Chevy Chase, Maryland’s new Assistant Town Manager will have the opportunity to work in partnership with the Town Manager to lead one of the nation’s most desirable communities. Located just over one mile northwest of Washington, D.C., the Town of Chevy Chase is a close-knit residential community of single-family homes that offers an exceptional quality of life and a high level of municipal services.
The Town currently employs four full-time employees and several part-time consultants to manage Town programs and services. The Town has an annual budget of approximately $3 million, with substantial reserves. The Town Manager currently has four full-time direct reports: Assistant Town Manager, Permitting and Code Enforcement Manager, Maintenance Supervisor, and Administrative Assistant.
The Assistant Town Manager will oversee several part-time consultants, including an accountant, a management assistant, and an arborist. Most Town services are delivered by contracted services. In addition to managing contractors, this position will oversee the Town’s finances, analyze and develop Town laws and regulations, and manage special projects, including redevelopment projects in downtown Bethesda and the construction of the Purple Line to mitigate impacts on the Town. The Assistant Town Manager also will serve as the Acting Town Manager in the Town Manager’s absence.
The Assistant Town Manager position is being filled to provide more management capacity to the Town and to provide continuity of operations in the Town Manager’s absence and when the Town Manager retires (anticipated within several years).
Experience and Education
The minimum requirements for this position are a bachelor’s degree and at least five years of local government. Preferred qualifications include a master’s degree, clear communication and writing, budget/financial skills, intergovernmental and project management experience, and work in a customer-focused environment.
There is no residency requirement.
The anticipated starting salary range for this position is $100,000 – 120,000, depending on qualifications, with an excellent benefits package.
How to Apply
Applications will be accepted electronically by The Novak Consulting Group. Applicants complete a brief online form and are prompted to provide a cover letter and resume with salary history. Open until filled with the first review of applications on August 5, 2019.
About The Novak Consulting Group
The Novak Consulting Group provides executive search, facilitation and strategic planning, and organizational assessment and optimization to local governments and nonprofit organizations nationwide.