Town Manager


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Posted on 06/15/2017 by the Town of Simsbury, Connecticut  |  Expires 07/21/2017

Help Wanted


The Town of Simsbury, Conn. (population 24,350), is seeking a seasoned, skilled, and creative professional to serve as its first Town Manager, who will be a key facilitator for a smooth transition to the town's newly adopted form of government. Simsbury is a quintessential and picturesque New England community that enjoys a long history of strong and successful local governance. The level and quality of municipal facilities and services are a source of immense pride to this community, which Money Magazine recently ranked as one of the top ten best places to live, and whose school system is rated among the best in the country. From its award-winning downtown to its back-country rural charm, the ambiance and fabric of this small and prosperous community provides an unsurpassed quality of life.

The successful candidate will have demonstrated organizational, management, and leadership skills, along with a proven record of successful collaboration, facilitation, and community engagement. Required qualifications include:

  • Proven interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills with demonstrated ability to maintain positive working relationships with elected officials, department heads, employees, and the public;
  • a graduate level degree from an accredited college or university in public administration, finance, or a closely related field preferred.
  • a minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience as a city/town manager, assistant manager, or senior municipal department director in a community of comparable size and complexity, including considerable exposure to public personnel and financial administration; or
  • any combination of education and/or work experience deemed relevant and equivalent to achieve the successful performance of the job by the Board of Selectmen.

The Town Manager is appointed by and is responsible to the Board of Selectmen for the administration and management of the Town as provided in the Town’s Charter. He or she is responsible for developing and managing annual operating and capital budgets of approximately $32 million and providing oversight and leadership for over 150 employees.

Starting salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience, and includes an excellent benefits package.

Email resume and cover letter in confidence electronically to by 8 a.m. on Friday, July 21, 2017.

Simsbury is an EOE/AA/Equal Access Employer.