Town Manager, Sykesville, MD (pop. 4,400). Located 25 miles west of Baltimore and 40 miles north of Washington, D.C., Sykesville is beautifully situated in central Maryland and was recently named the “Coolest Small Town in America” by Budget Travel magazine. A charming railroad hub along the Patapsco River, Sykesville is a vibrant community with a thriving downtown and numerous attractions. The Town is a designated Maryland Main Street Community.
Sykesville is in Carroll County, Maryland, one of the state’s most picturesque areas, and is less than an hour from historic Gettysburg. The Town’s land area covers more than 1.6 square miles. The Town maintains its exurban charm and high quality of life while balancing growth and progress. The area has been recognized for its livability and family-friendliness, and noted as one of the “Best Places to Raise Kids” by Bloomberg Business Week.
The Town is seeking a team-oriented, strategic-thinking professional with strong finance and budget management, staff leadership and communication skills. Financial, analytical and human resources skills, as well as supervisory experience, are essential. Experience in zoning, planning, and economic development is a plus.
The Town has a workforce of about 18 full-time and six part-time employees, providing municipal services including police, public works and parks, and administrative services. Public utilities are handled by other entities. The Town Manager oversees Town staff, and a budget of more than $2.8 million (general fund and capital). The Town Manager also serves as the Town’s Zoning Administrator and leads the Town’s economic development efforts, including maintaining a close working relationship with the Town’s business community. A major project in the making is the redevelopment of a 90-acre, former state hospital site into a mixed-use development.
Candidates must have:
The Town Manager is appointed by the Mayor and six-member Town Council. Starting salary range: $85,000 – $100,000 +/- DOQ, plus an excellent benefit package. Residency is encouraged.
Candidates should apply online by November 3, 2017 with resume, cover letter and contact information for five work-related references to www.govhrusa.com/current-positions/recruitment to the attention of Lee Szymborski, Senior Vice President, GovHR USA, 630 Dundee Road, #130, Northbrook, IL 60062. Tel: 847-380-3240.