BUSINESS ADMINISTRATOR FULL TIME – CITY OF LAMBERTVILLE, Hunterdon County, Faulkner Act Small Municipality form of government, population approximately 4,000 with an annual budget of $5,182,436.  The City is seeking a motivated professional to oversee the daily operations of the City consisting of a municipal workforce of 55.

The Administrator reports to the Mayor. Applicants should have prior experience and/or education in municipal governmental operations, local government business administration, or a closely related field.  A Bachelor’s Degree in business or a related field is required. Candidates also licensed as a Qualified Purchasing Agent (QPA) are preferred.

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The ideal candidates shall have a minimum of five (5) years’ experience in municipal government administration or related field.  Further, candidates should have sufficient background to demonstrate knowledge in a broad spectrum of municipal processes and procedures including, but not limited to:  a thorough knowledge of municipal financial and accounting practices and procedures; understanding of governmental regulations, statutes and reporting requirements applicable to New Jersey municipalities, familiarity of operations in areas such as public works, public safety, local government procurement, municipal budgeting and economic development; understanding of related auditing and IT functions relevant to local governmental units; broad based knowledge and understanding of human resources management particular to public sector workforces, including experience with day-to-day management of labor relations involving unionized workforces.

The ideal candidate will also be familiar with management responsibilities including, but not limited to, budget development and implementation, land use administration, public safety management, project management, labor negotiations, personnel, joint insurance, safety programs, payroll oversight, strategic planning (as it relates to municipal operations), innovative operational cost savings approaches, project management and any additional duties assigned by the Mayor or that may be adopted by the governing body via ordinance.  

Preferred candidate should possess demonstrable knowledge of local issues particular to the Lambertville community and/or familiarity with municipal issues in comparable communities similar in size or character as Lambertville.  Qualified candidates must possess strong interpersonal skills and leadership abilities, strong  customer service skills,  as well as, the ability to manage multiple assignments on a daily basis.  The candidate selected for this position must attend public meetings and will also be expected to interface with local residents, employees and stakeholders on local issues as they may arise, and correspondingly, regularly advise the Mayor on such matters. References confirming a candidate’s experience and successes in management of a municipality similarly situated to that of Lambertville are required.

To apply electronically, please email resume, cover letter, salary history and requirements to [email protected]. If applying by mail, please send four (4) copies of your cover letter with resume, salary history and requirements to:  The Canning Group LLC, 45 South Park Place #183, Morristown, N.J. 07960.  Closing date is 4:00 p.m. on February 8, 2019.  Note on the front of the envelope:  “City of Lambertville – Business Administrator Search”. 

Salary range DOE/DOQ. Additional information is located at The City of Lambertville is an Equal Opportunity Employer.