Assistant City Manager


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Posted on 02/24/2017 by the City of Montpelier  |  Expires 04/03/2017

Help Wanted


Montpelier, the capital city of Vermont, is seeking an Assistant City Manager. This position reports directly to the City Manager and is part of the senior leadership team. The Assistant City Manager is a professional position with primary responsibility for communications, economic development, cross-departmental project management, community services, and general administration. She or he may have additional responsibilities for government operations, policy analysis, emergency management, budget management, and other areas of city government as assigned by the City Manager. Assignments may vary based on the skill set of the successful candidate. The work involves close cooperation and coordination with department heads, advisory boards, the City Council, residents, and the business community. Attendance at evening meetings is necessary. Montpelier is a vibrant and engaged community with a committed and professional workforce.  
The successful applicant will have the following qualifications:

  • A BA/BS in Public Administration or a related field (MA/ MPA preferred).
  • Significant experience in a key management position within a dynamic public or non-profit agency.
  • Direct experience in municipal government and familiarity with Vermont municipal regulations/policies is preferred.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, a strong work ethic, good public presentation/discussion skills, team player, grace under pressure and solid departmental management abilities are needed.
  • Understanding of the International City/County Management Association Code of Ethics is preferred.

Salary range, $75,000 to $87,000, based on qualifications. The City offers an excellent benefits package and a dynamic professional environment. A complete job description and position profile are available at

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume by Monday, April 3, 2017, via email (preferred) to William Fraser, City Manager, at, or send to:

William Fraser, City Manager
City Hall
39 Main Street
Montpelier, VT 05602-2950.

Montpelier is an equal opportunity employer.