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The city of Ellsworth, Maine is accepting applications for the position of City Manager. Ellsworth, located in Hancock County, is the heart of Down East Maine. Ellsworth, a service center community for the region’s 60,000 residents, is Maine’s fastest growing city and represents the best Maine has to offer for business, leisure and life. It is 25 minutes from Bar Harbor/Acadia National Park and 30 minutes from Bangor, Maine’s 3rd largest city.
Ellsworth has a population of 7,875 and has 104 full-time staff and an annual budget, excluding schools, of $9 million including capital expenditures. The city also operates its own Waste Water Department with a budget of $2 million and Water Department with a budget of $1.1 million. It operates under a city charter with a seven-member City Council/City Manager form of government. Councilors are elected for three year staggered terms.
The Council is seeking candidates with a minimum of five years of demonstrated municipal management experience as a Manager or similar related private business experience. Knowledge and proven experience in areas of economic development, finance and budgeting, labor relations/contract negotiating, and policy management are desired. Individual must be a visionary with demonstrated leadership, organizational and listening skills; excellent written and oral communicator with the ability to inspire and empower staff and be enthusiastic to the needs of the community. Leadership with integrity, honesty, openness, and humor combined with creative problem solving will be essential. The successful candidate will be required to become an active member of the community. Residency in Ellsworth is desired but is negotiable.
Applicants will possess a bachelor’s degree in public or business administration or a closely related field with a master’s degree preferred. Salary will be determined based on experience and qualifications.
For further information about Ellsworth, please go to https://www.ellsworthmaine.gov.
Submit cover letter, resume, salary requirements and five references by Oct. 21 to:
Ellsworth City Manager Search
Eaton Peabody Consulting Group
Attn: Don Gerrish
77 Sewall St., Suite 3000
Augusta, Maine 04330
The city of Ellsworth is an Equal Opportunity Employer.