Town Manager, Town of Harrison

Town Manager

Town of Harrison, Maine


The Town of Harrison is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Town Manager.  Harrison is a healthy and vibrant rural community nestled in the foothills and lakes region of western Maine.  Harrison is both a year round residential and summer home community as well as a four season tourist destination which provides a wide variety of natural recreation opportunities.  With a year round residential population of 2,750 which increases during the summer months Harrison is a family oriented community considered by those who live and summer here to be a beautiful place to live, work or visit. 

Harrison operates under a Town Meeting/Selectmen/Town Manager form of government with a current budget of $6.6M of which $1.8M is for Municipal Operations, $3.4M for Education, $350K for County, $600K for Capital Roads Projects and $350K for Capital Equipment & Facilities.  The Town employs 13-full time employees and 6-part time/per diem employees.  Police coverage is provided by Cumberland County with the inclusion of 40 hours per week of contract coverage, Fire Services is provided by 20 plus volunteer/paid call firefighters and Ambulance Services is split between two private ambulance services.

Preferred candidates will have a degree in public policy or business with experience in local government either as a town, county or manager of a larger municipality.  Documental experience in budgeting/finance, personnel management, capital planning, insurance administration and community relations are required.  Candidates should also possess personal written and oral communications skills, a positive attitude and demonstrated leadership ability.  In addition to  being the Town Manager the position is also the appointed Treasurer, Tax Collector, Road Commissioner, Assistant General Assistance Administrator and Public Information Officer.  Salary and benefits commensurate with the qualifications noted. 

Resume with cover letter, salary history and five professional references must be sent in sealed format via registered USPS or equivalent mail service addressed to;

Harrison Town Office

“Town Manager Search”

P.O. Box 300

20 Front Street

Harrison, Maine 04040.

Electronic applications will not be accepted.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled with a start time for review of applications to begin on Tuesday, October 24th.

Harrison is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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