Town Manager, Town of Somerset MD
The Town of Somerset, MD, is seeking qualified candidates for Town Manager. The Town is a residential community located in Montgomery County close to Washington, D.C. and has a population of about 1,250. Somerset is governed by a mayor, to whom the manager reports, and five council members. Somerset’s annual budget is about $2 million, which supports five full-time employees augmented by part-time consultants.
Somerset is seeking an individual to serve as the full-time chief administrative and finance officer responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Town government. Candidates must possess strong government budgeting and financial management skills, experience in personnel management, strong oral and written communication skills, and experience in public works (the Town has a swimming pool, tennis courts and about 20 acres of parkland, and is currently undergoing a major renovation of the Town Hall building). An open and collaborative management style, a positive attitude, and demonstrated leadership are essential. The ability to deal with a variety of constituent concerns and maintain a positive presence in the community is a priority. Applicant must demonstrate an ability to effectively use computer applications, including QuickBooks, Microsoft Excel, electronic communications and social media; this is not a telecommuting position.
Minimum qualifications include a Master’s Degree in Public Administration or a related field and experience in local government, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Salary $80,000-$95,000. The Town of Somerset is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
How to Apply
Send resume and cover letter to Town@townofsomerset.com with subject line Job Application. Applications may also be mailed to Town of Somerset 4510 Cumberland Avenue, Chevy Chase, MD 20815.