The City of Morgantown, West Virginia, is searching for an experienced public administrator to serve as its new City Manager. As the organization’s chief administrative officer, the City Manager oversees all City operations, develops and implements the annual budget and capital plan, and manages all City personnel. The City Manager also implements Council initiatives and goals and serves in an advisory capacity to the elected body.
The City of Morgantown operates under the council-manager form of government, with seven City Council members all elected at-large to serve two-year terms. The Mayor and Deputy Mayor are selected internally by the Council. A City Manager is appointed by Council to oversee the day-to-day operations of the City.
Departments within the City include the City Attorney’s Office, City Clerk, City Manager’s Office, Code Enforcement, Communications, Development Services, Engineering, Finance, Fire, Human Resources, Information Technology, Municipal Court, Police, Public Works, and Urban Landscapes.
Morgantown’s FY 2021 budget totals $36.6 million, and the City employs approximately 267 FTE.
The expected hiring range for this position is $130,000 to $175,000 DOQ. Benefits offered include the following:
Medical, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance
Vacation, personal, holiday, sick, and bereavement leave
Employer contributions into a 401(a) defined contribution plan
Employer contributions to employees’ Health Reimbursement Arrangement
Free downtown parking
How to Apply
Applications will be accepted electronically by The Novak Consulting Group at https://bit.ly/2CWvZOA. Applicants complete a brief online form and are prompted to provide a cover letter and resume. Open until filled with the first review of applications on September 10, 2020.
Experience and Education
Minimum requirements are a bachelor’s degree and five years of local government experience with at least three years of management/supervision experience.
Preferred qualifications include ICMA-Credentialed Manager, strong financial management skills, demonstrated economic development and redevelopment expertise, and community and employee engagement experience. Experience working with a university or other large institution is also desired.
Per the City Charter, residency within the Morgantown City limits is required after appointment.
About City of Morgantown
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