The Town Manager serves as chief executive officer for the town and works with town personnel to implement the vision established by the Selectboard. The Town Manager works to identify and address strategic issues affecting the town as a whole. The manager also provides leadership to department directors and has responsibility for the administration of the town’s annual budgets: $4.5 million for general operation and Highway, over $1.3 million for operations of Water and Wastewater utility service, over $300,000 for contract services within the Police District, and over $3 million in reserve funds for purposes of capital planning.
The Town of Randolph is a family-focused community that is redefining itself for the next generation by building on historic values of family, community, agriculture, and industry. The town’s boundaries encompass an area of 50 square miles with a population of approximately 5,000 people.
Randolph is centrally located in Vermont with immediate and easy access to major thoroughfares for transportation; the I-89 corridor provides access to major cities and metropolitan areas such as Burlington, Montreal, and Boston; and the Randolph-based Amtrak rail station provides direct access to New York City.
Recreation is a major component of life in Randolph. Town residents and visitors enjoy often the many miles of trails available for hiking and mountain biking, an 18-hole golf course, an 18-hole disc golf course, and plenty of outdoor space in conserved land for general recreation. The town is also home to the renowned Chandler Music Hall which provides quality year-rount entertainment through musical and theatrical performances, and artist exhibits.
The economy in Randolph is well diversified and provides employment opportunities for a wide variety of trades and professions. Industry sectors present in Randolph and the greater Randolph region include agriculture, manufacturing, medical care, military defense, and green lighting technology. The Orange Southwest School District, which provides quality education for grades K-12, is also considered a major employer within Randolph region.
The Town of Randolph is a Dillon’s Rule town that operates under a Town Manager form of government. The Town Manager reports to a five-member Board of Selectmen that establish a vision and goals for the town, and enact laws that govern residents. The Board of Selectmen meet on a monthly basis and remain active participants in town committees.
Principal governmental functions and services are provided by the Town Manager and town personnel; and independently elected Town Clerk, Treasurer, and Listers. Three separate service districts provide additional services to town residents: Water, Wastewater, and Police.
Randolph is served by three fire departments that are staffed by on-call, paid firefighters.
The Selectboard seeks an individual with strong skills in budget and financial management, and economic development; experience developing and managing a team; knowledge of managing special and independent districts such as Water and Wastewater operations, and Police; and experience with general municipal office operations and software. Candidates should also possess excellent skills in communication, organizational and problem-solving, and have demonstrated leadership ability.
Well qualified applicants will have a Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration or related field and at least 3 years of progressively responsible experience in a management position with authority for program direction and budget administration. Municipal management experience is preferred, but candidates with comparable work experience are encouraged to apply.
Salary and Benefits:
Budgeted salary range for the position is $80,000 to $90,000, and is negotiable based on experience and training. The town offers a robust benefits package that includes insurance coverage for health, dental, vision, and life. The Town Manager is also assigned an all-wheel drive vehicle. The Town Manager is not required to live within the town, but is expected to establish residency within close proximity with the ability to reach the Town quickly, if necessary.
Prospective candidates may submit a resume and cover letter through email at firstname.lastname@example.org with a subject line that includes information in the following format: Town Manager Candidate - Last name, First name.
Resume and cover letter submitted through post mail are to be sent to the following address: 7 Summer Street. Drawer B, Randolph, VT 05060
Please note the following: The position will remain open until filled. The Selectboard reserves the right to considered and interview candidates at its discretion.
The Town of Randolph is an Equal Opportunity Employer