PLAINFIELD, IL (pop. 44,308 est.) A dynamic, high-growth community with a historic downtown is seeking a progressive leader who is comfortable balancing divergent viewpoints and development pressures while maintaining Plainfield’s unique sense of community. Plainfield, the oldest community in Will County, is known for its desirable neighborhoods, excellent schools, and park system. The Village is focused on improving the roadway network to support commercial and industrial growth. Located west of the Chicago metro area between Joliet and Naperville, the Village has easy access to I-55, Downtown Chicago, and Midway Airport. The Village is a full-service organization that has Police, Public Works, Building, Community Relations, Information Technology, Management Services, Economic Development, and Planning. Fire, library, and parks and recreational services are provided by other jurisdictions in Plainfield and Oswego. The Village Administrator reports to an elected board consisting of a Village President and six Trustees. The Administrator is responsible for the implementation of policy and the overall operations of a $86.8 million budget with a total operating budget of $29.3 million plus a $26 million capital budget as well as management and leadership of 150 FTE.
Qualified individuals will be expected to have/be:
A minimum of eight years of progressively responsible municipal government experience including serving in a leadership position in a community of comparable size and complexity.
A Master’s Degree in public administration, governmental administration, city or regional planning, or related field.
A pragmatic and collaborative leadership style with expertise and desire to pursue modern management concepts, principles, strategies, practices, and techniques. An attentive leader who will foster enthusiasm and creativity; an individual who is comfortable delegating to a skilled staff.
An experienced negotiator who will consider creative solutions to fiscal constraints, development challenges, downtown revitalization and preservation, and TIF district management. An individual who will seek and foster partnerships with intergovernmental agencies to leverage resources.
A patient diplomat who will educate and inform elected and appointed officials, the community, and employees while guiding activities and operations to achieve Plainfield’s values and mission.
An experienced communicator who embraces transparency efforts and who commands well-developed interpersonal and oral/written communication skills.
Salary range is $180,000 to $230,000 DOQ.
Apply electronically at www.govHRJobs.com with résumé, cover letter, and contact information for 5 professional references by August 13, 2021 to Kathleen Rush, Vice President, GovHRUSA. TEL: 847/380-3240 x122.
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