Administrator – Municipality of Murrysville

Deadline: Tuesday, December 10, 2019


The Municipality of Murrysville is a suburban community just 20 miles east of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania!  We pride ourselves in having a nationally ranked school district, Franklin Regional, as well as a 60 employee staff of professionals, including: accredited police department, excellent parks and recreation skilled public works team, and an active Council.

Job Summary

Reporting to the Chief Administrator, this position is responsible for day-to-day operating activities including 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

  • 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
  • Oversee the implementation and delivery of operations, programs, services and activities that facilitate achievement of Municipality’s projects and initiatives
  • Maintain vision and purpose, 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

  • A 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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