Woodstock looking for a deputy town manager

Woodstock is looking for a new deputy town manager as a result of Angela Clem’s promotion to town manager.

Clem said the ideal candidate will provide support to the management team and staff in day-to-day operations and have a long-term vision for the town.

“The candidate will have well-rounded experience in local government best practices in the areas of finance, personnel leadership, risk management and procurement, community development – to include economic development, public works and law enforcement,” she said. “The ideal candidate will be extremely well-written and well-spoken in a variety of public situations, will have experience in policy and procedure creation, and will be able to give examples of how he/she has led important organizational initiatives and projects.”

She added that the ideal candidate will aid in the development and maintenance of capital, strategic, economic, human resources and communications plans. This person will also continue educational initiatives to keep up with changes in the industry.

“It is essential that the person in this position know how to collaborate positively with a group of very high-performing individuals,” she said. “We have an impressive staff who expect as much out of their leaders as they expect of themselves. This individual will lead by example and continue to keep the performance expectation high.”

The deputy town manager will perform complex, professional administrative work, and will assist the town manager in assignments related to the planning, direction, control and evaluation of the operations and programs of the town government, she said.

“Responsibilities include coordinating capital improvement program maintenance, economic plan development, managing grants, assisting in the development of the town budget and other financial documents, maintenance of the communications strategy, and related work as apparent or assigned,” she added. “Work is performed under the general direction of the town manager. The deputy town manager provides supervision over all town staff in the absence of the manager.”

Clem said the anticipated hiring salary range for this position is $66,592 to $85,000.

Applications for the position are due by 5 p.m. Sept. 15 at the Town Office.

Applicants will be screened based on their qualifications and the essential positions outlined in the position description. When application packets are received, Clem said she will review them in full, comparing them to the position description, and narrow the options down to the most qualified applicants. At that time interviews will be scheduled. Sometimes the town requests writing samples or assignments that are predictable indicators for job performance and success, she said.

The final decision will be made by a small interview committee that is yet to be determined, she added.

Contact staff writer Kaley Toy at 540-465-5137 ext. 176, or ktoy@nvdaily.com

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