The City of Waterville, located in the heart of Central Maine, with a population of 16,600, is the service center of the upper Kennebec River valley. Nestled on the banks of the Kennebec and equidistant from mountain skiing and the coast of Maine, Waterville is a bustling small city experiencing a major cultural and economic renaissance. As home to Colby College, one of the country’s leading private small liberal arts colleges, and Thomas College, Maine’s leading business higher education institution, the city presents a blended academic, commercial, and manufacturing economy on the move. With nearly $100 million invested in a downtown revitalization, Waterville’s future is bright.
The city seeks an Assistant City Manager to serve in a supporting role to its City Manager. This is a department head level supervisory and management position responsible for oversight of a bundle of administrative departments (e.g., Engineering, Planning, Health and Welfare, IT, etc.) along with leadership in productivity improvement and modernization of systems and processes. The position assists the City Manager with research into problems and solutions facing the city and supports department heads in the same manner. It serves an important role in budget development, analysis, information gathering, monitoring and administration. The position is responsible for coordinating the city’s tax increment financing program and grant seeking activities and overseeing their administration. It serves as a liaison between the City Manager and various local, regional, and state programs and projects as well as assigned boards and committees within the city government. It will also take a leadership role in the dissemination of public information.
Although the City Manager provides guidance and direction, this position exercises considerable independent professional judgement and initiative in implementing and administering policies and directing work in accordance with applicable laws and regulations and serves to relieve the City Manager of administrative duties.
Qualified candidates will have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in public management or a related field with 5-10 years’ experience as an assistant or CAO in a local government of similar size and character. MPA and MBA degreed candidates will be given preference.
Candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to Human Resources, 6 Wentworth Ct, Waterville ME 04901. The City will be accepting applications until the position is filled.
The City of Waterville is an equal opportunity employer and encourages all qualified candidates to apply.
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