The Town of Lincoln, ME (5085 pop.), is seeking an experienced, professional, community leader to serve as its next Town Manager. Lincoln is located in Penobscot County an hour from Bangor, Maine’s third largest city. Its downtown is the retail hub serving a population of over 25,000 and the community offers many commercial and industrial opportunities. There are unlimited recreation and leisure activities within its 75 square miles which include 13 lakes and ponds and 19 miles of river front on the Penobscot River. Lincoln is a special place to live, work and enjoy 4 seasons of outdoor recreation in a community that has kept its character as small New England town.
A 7 member Town Council is elected at large with 3 year staggered terms. The Manager’s specific powers and duties are established in the Town Charter. The FY 2017 Municipal budget is $4.15 million (excluding schools) and there are 40 full-time and 15 part-time year around employees.
The Council is seeking candidates with a minimum of 5 years of demonstrated municipal management experience as a Manager or similar related public/private business experience. Knowledge and experience in the areas of economic development, comprehensive planning, finance, budgeting, labor relations, human resources and policy management are desired.
The candidate must be a visionary with demonstrated leadership, organizational and listening skills and have excellent written and oral communications and ability to inspire and empower staff. They must be a leader with integrity, honesty, transparency and humor and have the ability to collaborate and creatively solve problems and to foster a positive working relationship with the Town Council, staff and citizens. The successful candidate is expected to become an active member of the community and residency is not mandatory but desired.
All applicants should possess a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Public or Business Administration or a closely related field with Master’s degree preferred. Salary will be determined based on experience and qualifications.
Submit cover letter, resume, salary requirements and five (5) references by November 28, 2017 to
Lincoln Manager Search
Eaton Peabody Consulting Group
Attn: Don Gerrish
77 Sewall Street, Suite 3000
Augusta, Maine 04330
The Town of Lincoln is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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