Newsflash

Posted on: November 3, 2017

*Available Position - Township Manager *

Job Description

Municipal management professional to direct, administer, and coordinate operations for Bethel Township. Bethel Township is a Second Class Township in Delaware County with approximately 10,000 residents. The Township Manager will be responsible for the supervision/management of all Township employees and reports to the Board of Supervisors.


Job Responsibilities

  • Administer the day-to-day operations of the Township government delegating responsibility and authority for performance of assigned functions to Township staff.
  • Serve as liaison between the Board of Supervisors and all Township Commissions and Committees.
  • Attend and prepare the agenda, and provide all necessary information, for all meetings of the Board of Supervisors and all commissions and committees of the Township.
  • Assists citizens by informing them of Township rules and laws, explaining procedures, hearing complaints and either resolving them or referring them to the responsible official.
  • Searches out and applies for other sources of funds such as grants, loans, credits. discounts etc., when appropriate.
  • Monitors and manages the operation of various state or federal grant projects or programs by explaining program operations to participants expending funds in accordance with the grant contract, and maintaining records of project status and disposition of funds.
  • Prepare, and prioritize, short-term and long-term Township government objectives and recommend them to the Board of Supervisors.
  • Prepare plans and programs for attainment of the objectives approved by the Board of Supervisors.
  • Originate and maintain contacts with Federal, State and County agencies, and other organizations, with whom the Township conducts business.
  • Serve as a contact with current, and potential, Township business people and land developers to maintain affirmative public/private relationship.
  • Prepare specifications and bid proposals for all Township projects required to be performed by contact.
  • Supervise performance and faithful execution of all contracts let by the Township.
  • Monitors insurance coverage to ensure that policies are renewed, new equipment covered, risks are minimized and best rates are obtained.
  • Prepares various reports required by state and federal government and by insurance carriers.
  • Maintains other records in accordance with a retention schedule of items such as advertising, bids, contracts, road repairs, official actions and incidents.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing.
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of public administration.
  • Knowledge of modern office practices and procedures.

Ability to effectively motivate and direct the activities of other employees, explain and justify Township problem and needs to Supervisors, and deal conscientiously, fairly, and diplomatically with all public requests.

  • Ability to learn and apply numerous rules, regulations, and laws under which Township operations must be conducted.
  • Ability to work effectively with Township officials, other government officials, business associates and the public.
  • Ability to analyze municipal problems and needs and to recommend workable solutions.
  • Ability to develop and set up procedures for the activities to be performed.
  • Ability to assemble, organize, and present status information from various source materials concerning the operation of Township programs and procedures.
  • Ability to review information for compliance with specific administrative or procedural rules.

Job Requirements

Minimum five years’ experience in municipal management preferred. Bachelor’s degree required, master’s in public administration preferred, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Contact Information

Please send resume to Amanda Gattuso at agattuso@barszgowie.com.