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Borough Manager Position
BOROUGH MANAGER position available
The West Chester Borough Council announces that it is currently seeking an experienced professional for the vacant position of Borough Manager.

The Borough Council would like to fill the position as soon as possible, but will proceed with a widespread recruiting effort and a deliberate process to find a range of knowledgeable and qualified candidates. Local Government Management Services, LLC of North Wales PA has been retained to assist the Borough in recruiting and selecting a new manager. Applications are currently being accepted and will continue to be accepted until May 23, 2014. Applicants are urged to submit their applications promptly.

The position requires a master’s degree in public or business administration, or related field and 10 years experience in local government administration with demonstrated supervisory experience. Extensive experience in the field of local government may be substituted for some educational requirements. The Manager will be selected on the basis of managerial and administrative qualifications. The candidate need not be a resident of the Borough or the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania at the time of appointment, but residency in the Borough is required by the Home Rule Charter and highly preferred by the Borough Council, although this provision can be waived.

Ideal candidate will be a dynamic and skilled leader that is well-versed in local government operations with experience in a community of this size delivering exceptional municipal services. Maintaining and expanding staff effectiveness will be an important trait. The desired candidate will have a full grasp of a wide range of functional areas of government, be able to carry out key policy initiatives with competence, and have success in facilitation of strategic planning efforts.

The new Borough Manager will be expected to build on the relationships that have been established with partners whose actions have the potential to impact the quality of life in West Chester Borough.

In addition, the ideal candidate will:
• Be innovative, forward-looking, and technologically savvy.
• Be committed to the delivery of high quality service and best practices in the delivery of those services.
• Have excellent financial skills to help tackle some tough budget challenges.
• Have demonstrated the ability to work toward building consensus and cooperation among those whose actions that will impact the community.
• Have demonstrated an ability to work with a broad range of stakeholders, within the organization, the community and the region at large to leverage resources for the community’s benefit and foster sustainable partnerships.
• Have demonstrated an ability to get the right things done, with a sense of urgency and a high level of energy and integrity.

West Chester Borough is a vibrant community with a 2010 population of 18,461, located in the center of scenic Chester County, Pennsylvania, approximately 25 miles west of the City of Philadelphia. It is a beautiful, historic community with a highly rated downtown and is the home of West Chester University. It is well known for its excellent school system and exceptional quality of life. The Borough has a high degree of citizen engagement that is both expected and desired. West Chester is a diverse, well-educated, progressive community with a commitment to volunteerism and quality of life issues.

The Borough has a $20.2 million general fund budget, $5.4 million sewer fund budget, $4.3 million parking budget with $33.5 million in all funds combined. There are currently 138 full-time employees, including 44 police officers.

The Manager is the chief administrative officer of the Borough and is responsible to the 7 member Borough Council for the execution of all established policies and for the administration of all affairs of the Borough. West Chester is a council-manager community that has been operating under a Home Rule Charter since 1994.

Salary: Will depend directly on qualifications and experience, but will be commensurate with the importance of this position in this highly regarded Borough. Expected range $125,000 to $140,000. Excellent benefits.

See “Community Profile for the Borough Manager Candidates” on the Borough’s website for more information about the Borough.

Interested candidates should send a separate cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to the Borough website address at:

The Borough of West Chester is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions without regard to race, creed, color, national origin, age, religion, ancestry, disability, Vietnam Veteran status or gender.

401 East Gay Street
West Chester, PA 19380
Phone: (610) 692-7574
Fax: (610) 436-0009
E-mail the Borough
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