Town Manager

Town of Warrenton, VA

Job Details

  • Job Function: Chief Administrator (City/County Manager)
  • Credential: Preferred
  • Salary: $135,000 - $150,000. DOQ
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Population: 9,611
  • Where: 18 Court Street, Warrenton, VA 20186
  • Form of Government: Council-Manager

Post Date: Feb 22 2019


The Town of Warrenton, Virginia’s next Town Manager has the opportunity to live, work, and play in one of the Piedmont region’s most desirable communities and lead and manage the Town government’s operations. From its historic houses and brick sidewalks lining the streets of Old Town Warrenton to the countless “big city” amenities found throughout the Washington Metro Area, the Town of Warrenton has something for everyone to enjoy.

The Town Manager serves as the legislative liaison for the Town Council, develops the Town's annual budget, and prepares monthly Council agenda and other communications for use and consideration by the Council. The Manager also provides for effective communication with other agencies of government at the local, state, and federal level. The development of options for Council's consideration and developing innovative solutions to better serve the Town’s citizens are the primary roles of the Town Manager's office.

The Town will employ 178.5 FTEs in 2019, to include the addition of five new full-time positions. The total all funds budget for FY 2019 is approximately $37.7M, of which $15.7M are general fund expenditures. The Town Manager has eight direct reports, including an Executive Assistant/Acting Town Clerk, Acting Chief of Police, Economic Development Manager, Director of Finance and Human Resources, Information Technology Manager, Director of Public Works and Utilities, Acting Director of Community Development, and the Director of Parks and Recreation.

The minimum qualifications for this position are a bachelor’s degree in finance, public administration, business administration, or a closely related field and local government experience as a manager, assistant manager, or department director in a jurisdiction with similar services or strong management experience in a larger jurisdiction or comparable experience.

Preferred qualifications include a master’s degree, ICMA-CM, demonstrated success in economic development, capital improvement plan (funding and execution), project management, technology improvements, and strategic planning and implementation.

Residency after appointment is strongly preferred. Past town managers have resided within the town limits within a reasonable timeframe after appointment.

The expected hiring range for this position is $135,000 - $150,000 depending on qualifications, with an excellent benefits package.

Applications will be accepted electronically by The Novak Consulting Group at Applicants first complete a brief online form, then are prompted to provide one document (Word or PDF) that contains a cover letter and resume with salary history. Open until filled with the first review of applications on March 29, 2019.

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