Upper Uwchlan Township, located in Chester Springs, PA seeks an experienced Township Manager to lead a diverse and well-educated citizenry of 11,227. The Township’s government provides a wide range of services to a growing community and is widely recognized for its efforts to provide a high quality of life and participatory government for its residents. The Township operates with an approved 2019 total budget of approximately $14.4 million ($6.2 operating and $6 capital) with approximately 30 full time equivalent staff.
The Township Manager is the Chief Administrative Officer of the Township, appointed by a three (3) member Board of Supervisors with one Supervisor elected at-large for staggered six (6) year terms. The Manager is a highly visible position within the Township and is responsible for the general oversight of all of the Township’s day to day operations, which assumes full management responsibility, leadership, and accountability for, but not limited to: police, public works, building/codes, solid waste and recycling services, fire/emergency medical services, storm water management, traffic management, parks and recreation, planning and zoning.
Work involves supervising, directing and coordinating all departments and activities of the Township to ensure operations are in conformance with policy directives, rules, regulations, and the Pennsylvania Second Class Township Code as well as providing excellent municipal services. The Manager attends day and evening meetings with the Board of Supervisors, various boards and commissions, governmental authorities, department heads, and other meetings as required.
Experience of competitive candidates must demonstrate a high level of successful performance in areas that include finance and budget, redevelopment/economic development, strategic planning and implementation of strategic plans, succession planning and employee development, building community consensus and working with a well- informed, actively engaged population. A progressive record of strong, open professional administrative leadership in a similar community or organization is an important consideration. Demonstrated and verifiable experience developing, managing and balancing an annual operating and capital expenditure budget of similar complexity to the Township’s is required. In addition, demonstrated/verifiable experience utilizing sound and effective leadership techniques to establish goals and achieve results within financial and other resource limits, a proven record of leading with high personal integrity and ethical behavior and a record of successful labor/management issues and contract negotiations are important considerations.
Position requires: A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university in public or business administration, finance, planning or a related field is required. Master’s Degree in Public or Business Administration, Political Science, or a closely related field or equivalent Degree strongly preferred; Seven to ten years of direct experience as a township manager or assistant manager/senior executive, seven to ten years’ experience in planning, organizing, and directing administrative, operational services and municipal finance administration or an equivalent combination of education and qualifying experience. Must have a valid driver’s license. A competitive salary in the range of $130,000 to $150,000 subject to background and experience with a comprehensive benefits package.
Employment applications can be located at: https://www.upperuwchlan-pa.gov/DocumentCenter/View/159/Employment-Appli...
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