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Title: Town Administrator

Hours:Full Time


Dover is a municipality governed under the Board of Aldermen of government, with a population of 18,520 residents and an annual budget of approximately $25 million dollars, seeks a motivated professional to oversee the daily operations of the Town of Dover consisting of a municipal workforce in excess of 100 employees.  Position is a full time (forty hour work week), appointed position that reports to the Mayor.  Applicants should have prior experience and/or education in municipal governmental operations, local government business administration, or a closely related field.  Bachelor’s degree in public administration, business management, political science or a comparable field is required.

Candidates with college degree / experience in the field of Public Administration, and/or accreditations or certifications in public management, CPM, organizational leadership or a comparable field are preferred.  RMC and QPA Certifications preferable.  Candidates shall have a minimum of five years of experience in municipal government administration or comparable field.  Further, candidates should have sufficient background to demonstrate knowledge and experience in a broad spectrum of municipal processes and procedures.  Understanding of governmental regulations, statutes and reporting requirements applicable to New Jersey municipalities, in areas such as public works, public safety, local government procurement, municipal budgeting and economic development.  Broad based knowledge and understanding of human resources management particular to public sector workforces, including experience with labor contract negotiations and day-to-day management of labor relations involving unionized workforces.  Dover is also a Civil Service community and knowledge of this is preferable.  Qualified candidates must possess strong interpersonal skills and leadership abilities, as well as, the ability to manage multiple assignments on daily basis.  The candidate selected for this position must attend public meetings, but will also be expected to interface with local residents, employees and stakeholders on local issues at the may arise and correspondingly, regularly advise the Mayor and Board of Aldermen such matters.  References confirming a candidate’s experience and successes in management of a municipality similarly situated to that of Dover are required.

Salary DOQ. EOE.  Interested candidates should provide cover letter, resume, salary, benefit requirements and copies of any related certifications/licenses via hard copy or email to or hard copy to:  Office of Administrator, 37 N. Sussex Street, Dover, NJ 07801.  Deadline for submission is October 31, 2022.