Employee will serve as the Assistant Town Manager and will be responsible for managing and directing various departments and personnel of the Town of Brownsburg as assigned by the Town Manager with the exception of the Police, Fire, and Parks Department. The position of Assistant Town Manager is to ensure the Town will operate in the most efficient and effective way possible. The Assistant Town Manager is also expected to take a leadership role in the management of the Town and be proactive in recommending organizational changes to improve efficiency and effectiveness of the Town as well as promote a culture of performance while accomplishing goals and objectives.
Supervise and direct departments and personnel including but not limited to:
Responsible for assisting the Town Manager in the daily operations of all Town departments and functions, while directly supervising specific assigned departments/functions.
Assist the Town Manager in providing leadership and direction in the development of capital, strategic, short and long-range planning.
Gathers, interprets, and prepares data for studies, reports, and recommendations; coordinates department activities with other departments and agencies as needed.
Responsible for researching, developing, and implementing changes to specifications, standards, policies, procedures, codes, regulations, and ordinances that relate specifically to department goals, objectives, policies, and procedures.
Produce preliminary and final agendas for Town Council meetings with approval of Town Manager.
Assist with identifying and promoting all economic development opportunities.
Leadership role in the preparation of the annual budget to be submitted to the Town Council when required.
Responsible for ensuring that assigned areas of responsibility are performed within budget; perform cost control activities; monitor revenue and expenditures to assure sound fiscal control; prepares, reviews, administers, and approves budgets.
Responsible for researching and recommending specific projects, as well as assisting with writing and obtaining grant opportunities as they relate to the Town.
Responsible for working with the Communications Department to manage and update the Town’s website as it relates to all department information and content.
Responsible for working with the Communications Department on writing and editing the Town’s newsletter, brochures, press releases, Town educational flyers, and other periodicals.
Respond to inquiries and complaints regarding various town related issues, and initiates action to resolve valid complaints/requests and to provide exceptional customer service to all residents.
Maintain strict confidentiality regarding all Town issues.
Participate in local and state initiatives, task forces, events, and related professional committees. Responsible for maintaining and updating annually the Emergency Operations manual and ordinances for the Town.
Coordinates the annual Health Insurance renewal, ensuring that all possible efforts are made to keep the cost down to the taxpayers and still offer affordable and adequate coverage for the town employees.
Responsible for researching and/or providing training, developing leadership skills, as well as team building skills for all Civil Town employees.
Determines work procedures, prepares work schedules, and expedites workflow; studies and standardizes procedures for civil town departments to improve efficiency and effectiveness of operations.
Inspect and verify work in progress and the completion of work from employees for accuracy, proper work methods, techniques, and compliance with applicable standards and specifications.
Participate in public outreach efforts including tours for school groups, civic groups, government agencies, scout groups, and others as requested.
Execute contracts on behalf of the Town for materials, supplies, services or improvements after completion of the appropriation, notice and competitive bidding required by statute.
Plan and develop a workable strategic plan for Town operations, including public and Town Council input while creating a performance measurement system to track progress of plan.
Serve on 24-hour on-call for emergencies including calling in personnel after work hour.
All other duties as assigned by the Town Manager or his/her representative. This position will be subject to the rules, policies, and operating procedures established by the Town, as they may be amended from time to time.
Must have a Bachelor’s Degree in Public or Business Administration, Political Science, Finance, Planning or related field. Master’s Degree preferred.
Must have a minimum of 5 years of increasingly responsible experience in local government or private sector management experience with a significant amount of experience in a managerial role.
Must have skill in preparing and administering municipal budgets.
Strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate effectively in writing and verbally.
Must have the ability to administer multiple projects and direct staff, to work in a team atmosphere, and to coordinate and conduct public meetings.
An ability to successfully manage change.
Ability to effectively and diplomatically resolve employee-related conflicts.
Ability to regularly work extended hours, including evenings and/or weekend hours, and occasional travel out of town for training/seminars.