City Administrator

City of Hagerstown, MD

Job Details

  • Job Function: Chief Administrator (City/County Manager)
  • Credential: No preference
  • Salary: $118,288 - $147,061.
  • Position Type: Contract
  • Population: 40,000
  • Where: 1 Easter Franklin Street Hagerstown MD 21740
  • Form of Government: Council-Manager

Post Date: Feb 14 2019

Deadline: Feb 26 2019

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The City of Hagerstown, MD (population 40,000) is seeking an experienced executive level candidate who is a strategic thinker and a results-oriented leader for the position of City Administrator. The City Administrator is appointed by and reports to the Mayor and five members of City Council and serves as the chief administrative officer with 12 direct reports. The city of Hagerstown is a full service city providing police, fire, public works, and municipal utility services including water, wastewater, and electricity. The city has 450+ full-time, part-time and seasonal employees.

The ideal candidate will demonstrate management successes, interest and desire to serve the needs of the community, and the ability to function in a fast-paced, high demand environment. This person should be able to develop ideas and implement them through teamwork and collaboration and possess a positive, energetic attitude toward city service delivery.

Qualifications include a Bachelor's degree in Public or Business Administration or closely related field; a Master's degree is preferred. A minimum of seven to ten years of increasing responsibility in local government management is required. Extraordinary communication skills with strong public relations and proven effectiveness in working with elected officials, administrative staff, and citizens.