JOB: City Manager, Winchester, VA

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    Steve Cottle
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    The historic City of Winchester (pop. 26,203), located in the northern Shenandoah Valley, invites applications from highly skilled candidates to serve as the City’s next City Manager. The City is governed by a Mayor and eight member City Council, elected for staggered four year terms, with the City Manager serving as Chief Executive Officer under the City’s Charter. Winchester city government provides a wide range of services to a growing regional community and is widely recognized for its efforts to provide a high quality of life, strong school system and a diverse economy and workforce. The City operates with an approved FY 2012 operating budget of $140 million.

    Minimum requirements for the position include a bachelor’s degree in business or public administration, planning, finance or related field, with a master’s degree desirable.

    A minimum of five years of public and/or private management experience is required in a comparably sized organization, with more experience preferred. Past experience of candidates must demonstrate a high level of successful performance in areas that include finance and budget, redevelopment/economic development, strategic planning and implementation of strategic plans, team building and employee development, public relations, building community consensus and working with diverse populations. A progressive record of strong, open professional, administrative leadership in a similar community or organization is an important consideration. The salary for the position is negotiable based on the candidate’s qualifications and experience and is supplemented by an excellent benefit package.

    For more information, including how to apply, visit: http://careers.govtjobs.com/jobseeker/job/9471583/City%20Manager/City%20of%20Winchester/?vnet=0&max=25

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