Professional Management Positions in New York State

Keep an eye on position announcements and professional local government opportunities in the state.

Sep 25, 2020 | ARTICLE

Village of Dobbs Ferry

Village Administrator

The Village of Dobbs Ferry, New York, is accepting applications for the position of Village Administrator. 

Dobbs Ferry is a Village that is not defined simply by a single quality or feature, but instead by many attributes. The Hudson River waterfront, generous open spaces, tree-lined streets, a traditional downtown, and a hillside setting all play a part in defining Dobbs Ferry’s identity. It is an historic, riverfront Village, founded more than 300 years ago.

Dobbs Ferry enjoys a unique location just twenty miles north of midtown Manhattan situated on major train and bus lines. Together with an easily walkable downtown, these qualities make Dobbs Ferry a place where a person can choose to live in a vibrant small-town community of approximately 11,000 neighbors and still earn a living in or near New York City. 

The Village Government consists of a 7 member Board of Trustees including a Mayor, with a total General Fund Budget of $19,695,867, a staff of approximately 70 full-time employees, and 38 part-time employees. For more information go to 

The candidate should have excellent leadership and communication skills and knowledge of municipal budgeting, human resources, labor negotiations, information technology, as well as the ability to work in a team environment. BA/BS with Masters in Public Administration preferred and a minimum of 5 years municipal management experience is required.  

Salary is open and commensurate with background and experience.

The Village of Dobbs Ferry is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is fully committed to maintaining a workplace free of discrimination and harassment based on race, gender, gender identity, gender expression, religion, creed, age, color, national origin, disability, veteran’s status, sexual orientation, and other non-merit factors. All persons applying for employment and employed by the Village of Dobbs Ferry shall be afforded equal employment opportunity. 

Submit a cover letter and resume to Donald P. Marra, Village Administrator Search Consultant, at by September 30, 2020.

City of Peekskill


Salary: Commensurate with experience

The City of Peekskill, located in Westchester County, is seeking a full-time (City) Comptroller. The Comptroller is responsible for directing the financial and accounting activities for the City of Peekskill. Please see the attached job description for a complete list of duties and responsibilities.

Applicants must submit a Letter of Interest, City of Peekskill Application and Resume to the City of Peekskill Human Resources Department, 840 Main Street, Peekskill, NY 10566. You may also submit this material via e-mail ( Employment Applications can be obtained the City’s website

There are no residency requirements to participate in the application process, but preference in appointment may be given to qualified candidates that have been City of Peekskill residents for at least 30 days prior to the effective date of appointment.

The City of Peekskill is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Application Deadline: October 2, 2020

Village of Perry

Village Administrator

The Village of Perry, NY is seeking candidates for Village Administrator. The Village’s 2015 Comprehensive Plan provides a snapshot of Perry’s priorities and trajectory:


Perry is “a village that’s still a village.” It is a historic, charming and walkable place in a rural setting. We are a strong community of caring residents and business owners. We take great and justifiable pride in our regionally-renowned events, our independent school district, our top-notch recreational facilities, and our dynamic, locally-owned businesses. Our village is complex yet compact with a mix of land uses that signal a sustainable economy and social life.

Perry has a tradition of entrepreneurship and a storied history as a recreation destination and a magnet for artists and artisans. We treasure our identity as a gateway to Letchworth State Park and Silver Lake. The Village’s history, people, Main Street and homes as well as the creek that bisects the Village and the farmlands surrounding it are cherished assets. All of this – our traditions, history, physical form and setting – require continual nourishment and attention.

Our next Administrator will be a servant-leader; a skilled, organized team and project manager who can capitalize on the commitment of a strong internal team, an engaged Board of Trustees, and a creative, active set of community partners.

Candidates must have a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in public management, public finance, accounting or related field. A Master’s degree in public or business administration is preferred. Three to five years of increasingly responsible municipal management experience, or any combination of education and experience that provides equivalent knowledge, skills and abilities, including of government accounting and budgeting principles and practices. Candidates must possess proven managerial, interpersonal, and leadership skills to direct an experienced staff and a progressive village board serving a full-service community.

Starting salary range: $75,000 – $95,000 DOQ. Excellent benefit package. Candidates should submit complete package by November 1, 2020 with resume, cover letter and contact information for five work-related references. Additionally, applicants should include a 1,000 to 2,000-word technical writing sample (technical memo, issue briefing, white paper, etc.), showcasing your written communication and analytical skills.

Application packages should be addressed to Matt Horn, Acting Village Administrator. All applications should be submitted via email to