Assistant Town Administrator - Finance - Town of Brookline, MA
Location: Brookline, Massachusetts
Type: Full Time
Required Education: 4 Year Degree
Salary: $89,000 - $94,000 +/- DOQ
4 Year Degree
Internal Number: Open Until Filled
The Town of Brookline, with a population of approximately 59,000 residents, seeks an Assistant Town Administrator of Finance to join the leadership of the town administration. Brookline is governed by representative town meeting, the legislative body; a five person Select board, the CEO; and Town Administrator, the CAO.
The Assistant Town Administrator would be responsible for assisting with the executive functions of the Town preparation of the comprehensive financial plan/budget and the annual report. Ensures fiscal responsibility through the application of best management practices, methods and techniques of program evaluation, governmental fiscal management, and budgeting. Work closely with department heads and others to develop effective performance measurement systems for municipal services. The Assistant Town Administrator would also provide professional advice to boards and committees; research, analyzes, and recommends changes to Town policies; and serves as liaison and coordinator between Town official, employees and citizens.
Working under the direction of the Town Administrator and Deputy Town Administrator, the Assistant Town Administrator will provide administrative, technical, and some supervisory work in assisting the Town Administrator in providing daily control over a variety of ongoing town activities and projects, research, analyzes, and recommends changes to Town policies. Exercises independent judgement in providing professional advice to a variety of official boards and committees concerning the development, implementation, and administration of policies, goals, regulations, and statutory requirements related to the administration and operation of the Town. Supervises up to two clerical employees and instructs clerical staff on specific projects.
The Assistant Town Administrator’s other essential functions include, but are not limited to:
Acts as part of the executive team and assists the Town Administrator in coordinating the functions of the Town under the direction and guidance of the Select Board.
Acts as representative of the Town Administrator in negotiating with citizens and other outside and private agencies; and assists citizens in their interactions with all Town departments, boards, and committees. Acts as representative of the Town administrator at committee and board meetings.
Responds to oral and written inquiries, requests for assistance, and complaints; refers citizens to appropriate departments and staff members.
Assists the Deputy Town Administrator and Town Administrator with town meeting articles and with the coordination of book publication.
Prepares and consolidates the Town’s annual report, edits department and board submissions, and makes decisions relative to the format and layout of the report.
Prepares quarterly financial and other departmental reports as directed and conducts administrative studies, surveys and analyses on a variety of subjects.
Drafts proclamations, resolutions, and Select Board statements for civic affairs.
Coordinates various training and special programs for Town employees.
Provides staff support to various ad hoc committees, studying and making recommendations on a variety of subjects.
Responsible for the day-to-day administration of the office in the absence of the Deputy Town Administrator.
Works on special projects and preforms similar or related work as the situation dictates.
This is an excellent opportunity to join a dedicated team committed to the welfare of the residents and businesses of the Town of Brookline. The ideal candidate will be a strong relationship-builder, effective communicator at all levels of the organization, and be accessible and approachable.
Qualifications of the Ideal Candidate:
The ideal candidate will possess many of the following professionals and personal abilities, attributes, and experiences:
Bachelor’s Degree in public administration, business management, or related field; at least five years’ experience in government, business, or related field. Master’s Degree in public administration or related field is highly desirable; municipal management experience is strongly preferred; or any equivalent combination of education and experience.
Working knowledge of business administration practices; local, state, and federal laws; and general office procedures. Comprehensive knowledge of the functions of municipal government.
Ability to prepare annual budget; to plan, organize, and direct the preparation of reports; to analyze problems and formulate recommendations. Ability to speak and write effectively. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, board/committee members, officials, and the general public.
Ability to deal appropriately and effectively with the general public, Town officials, committees and boards, state and federal agencies, and the business community.
Possession of mediation, conflict resolution, organization, and leadership skills. Excellent customer service skills. Good analytical and budgetary skills, including spreadsheet applications.
How to Apply
The Assistant Town Administrator is appointed by and reports to the Town Administrator. Starting salary range: $89,000 - $94,000 +/- DOQ, with a generous benefit package. Submit resume, cover letter, and contact information for five professional references online at www.GovHRjobs.com The position is opened until filled. Questions regarding the recruitment may be directed to the attn: Michael Jaillet, Vice President calling/texting (781) 760-3658. The Town of Brookline, and Equal Opportunity Employer, is purposely and actively seeking a diverse candidate pool to consider.