Town of Blackstone (population 9,000) is seeking an experienced, thoughtful, and skilled leader with strong communication and collaborative skills to serve as its Acting Town Administrator. This is an interim position, commencing as soon as Dec. 28 and concluding with or soon after the appointment of the next Town Administrator. The Acting Town Administrator will support and advise a five-member Select Board and manage day-to-day operations of the town and town departments under the purview of the Select Board and the Personnel Plan, consistent with duties and responsibilities identified by the Town Charter (Section C-5-3). Duties will include ensuring a smooth transition from the previous administration to the next. The successful candidate will have at least bachelor’s degree, preferably in public administration or related field and at least five to 10 years of relevant municipal management experience, with demonstrated skills and abilities in managing a large staff, personnel administration, use of technology, an understanding of Massachusetts municipal law, labor relations experience, and skilled in intergovernmental relations and communications, both internal and external. Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to: Town of Blackstone, Acting Town Administrator, Attn: Robert Dubois or Sandy Nadeau-Lemoine, 15 St. Paul St., Blackstone, MA. Electronic submission preferred to: slemoine@townofblackstone.org. Posting will close Dec. 3. EOE

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