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Municipal Administrator


Recently voted The Best Traditional Neighborhood by Pittsburgh Magazine, the Municipality of Murrysville is a suburban community just 20 miles east of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in Westmoreland County!  Low property taxes, excellent schools, safe neighborhoods and an expanding selection of new housing help account for the first-place finish of this sprawling suburb.  Our Municipality prides itself in having a nationally ranked school district, as well as a 60 employee staff of professionals, including: accredited police department, excellent parks and recreation, and skilled public works team, and professional elected officials. 

Job Summary

Reporting to and under the direction of the Chief Administrator, this position is responsible for day-to-day operating activities, such as: municipal operations, municipal projects, contract negotiations, purchasing, finance, human resources, police matters, facilities & maintenance.  The incumbent is expected to assume the Chief Administrator's role upon his retirement, so this will be a great segue way to career advancement while working directly under the Chief Administrator's reputation of excellence in leadership.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • In conjunction with the Chief Administrator, lead the organization’s operations by directing and coordinating day-to-day activities consistent with established goals, objectives, policies and procedures co-designed and led by the Chief Administrator and Mayor

  • Participate in the implementation and delivery of operations, programs, services and activities that facilitate achievement of Municipality’s projects and initiatives

  • Maintain vision and purpose, involvement in making complex decisions, problem solving, managing challenges and negotiating issues while possessing the ability to influence effectively.

  • Actively engage in the strategic planning and envisioning of Council’s goals and objectives in meeting the needs of the community

  • Act as a spokesperson for the municipality in the community and with media in absence of the Chief Administrator or Mayor

  • Actively participate in development, implementation and evaluation of Policies

  • Ensure that the organization is in compliance with all local, state and federal laws and regulations;

  • Support Board committees as assigned;

  • Provide support to other committees and task forces of Council as assigned

  • Maintain a strong presence in the community, with law enforcement, government and the business community

  • Represent the Municipality in the community and positively and professionally promote programs through media events and special events as requested

Qualifications and Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration, Business, or related field.

  • Prior experience in government administration at local, federal or state level, highly desired.

  • Knowledge in a combination of municipal administration, municipal finance, public works, public safety, community development, required.

  • Experience working in a home rule community, a plus.

  • Knowledge of the mission, objectives, policies, programs and procedures of municipal operations, and of the basic principles and practices of government organizations, desirable.

  • Demonstrated ability to organize, direct, inspire and coordinate operations in: personnel supervision; recruitment and retention of key personnel; facilities management; and budget management, required

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, both verbal and written

  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and to develop solutions to problems with tact and collaboration

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with Mayor, municipal staff, Council members, community groups, and other entities.

Benefits and Perks

We offer a great quality of work life in a wonderful community close to major sporting events, and arts & cultural venues.  For your talents, we offer career development, competitive paid vacation and holidays, health and welfare benefits, pension plan and a 457 savings plan.

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