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210 Linden Street, Appomattox, VA 24522

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Town Manager

Applications Open: December 20, 2021

Applications Close: January 15, 2021

Position Overview

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:  Performs complex technical and administrative work serving as the Chief Executive Officer of the Town of Appomattox with responsibility for the planning, direction, implementation, and overall supervision of the various administrative/operational local governmental activities and support departments of the Town of Appomattox.


  • Management of the administrative/operational activities of the Town;
  • Prepare and submit the annual budget to the Town Council as well as responsible for its administration/maintenance after adoption;
  • Prepare for publication and submission to the Town Council each year a concise, comprehensive report of the financial transactions and administrative activities of the Town Government during the preceding fiscal year;
  • Keeps Council informed of the financial condition of the Town on a continuing basis, including the status of major projects and programs;
  • Presents adequate financial and activity reports as required;
  • Plans, directs and reviews the work of department heads;
  • Appoints, reviews performance, and removes subordinate officials and employees;
  • Attends Council, Planning Commission, and Economic Development Authority meetings, participates in discussions, and prepares/presents special studies and reports as needed by Council and/or appointed Commissions and Authorities;
  • Represents the Town concerning intergovernmental activities involving neighboring counties, Towns and at the regional and state levels;
  • Attends professional meetings and keeps abreast of current developments in local government;
  • Serves as the Town Zoning Administrator
  • Oversee the Town Code Enforcement Officer;
  • Hears and investigates citizen and other complaints;
  • Conducts staff meetings and sets the example for team building among Town employees;
  • Responsible for the activities and employees of various Town departments;
  • Responsible for scheduling, financing, and implementation of operating and capital construction/maintenance projects throughout the Town;
  • Prepares analysis, costs estimates and conceptual plans for construction/maintenance projects;
  • General oversight of the management and operational activities of two (2) waste treatment plants, public works department, water supply operations, and water distribution & sewer collection systems;
  • Other duties and responsibilities as required by the Town Council;
  • Serves at the will and pleasure of the Town Council.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:  Comprehensive knowledge of the principles & practices of public administration as it applies to municipal government; general knowledge of public works infrastructure construction and maintenance in areas such as streets, buildings, parks, water/sewer service utilities, utility service rate development, capital and operating budget development, governmental ordinance development and implementation; thorough knowledge of strategic planning including periodic review of the Town’s comprehensive plan; demonstrated ability to identify problems, evaluate alternatives and develop practical solutions; demonstrated ability to conduct research and prepare related reports; demonstrated ability to interpret and apply local government policies and procedures; demonstrated knowledge of public service budgetary and personnel administration practices & principles; demonstrated ability to plan and coordinate the multiple functions and activities of town government; demonstrated ability to work independently and with minimal direction from the Town Council; demonstrated ability to communicate, plan, assign and supervise the work of others; demonstrated ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the Town Council, citizens of the community, public and private organizations within & without the Town, employees, elected and appointed governmental officials at the local, regional, and state levels of government, as well as a myriad of regulatory agencies in the implementation of the Town’s policies and procedures.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform these essential duties satisfactorily.  The knowledge, skills, and abilities listed are representative.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

ACCEPTABLE EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATIONAL TRAINING:  Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university, preferably in management, business administration, community planning, engineering, or demonstration of equivalent work experience which enables the Employee to perform stated job duties.  Prefer a minimum of 5 years of local government experience in a responsible management, supervisory, or administrative capacity at the municipal or county level of government.

 SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:  Must be capable of being bonded, have a valid Virginia Driver’s License and no adverse Criminal/Credit Background.

Submit completed application, cover letter, and resume to Town of Appomattox, Attn: Richard C Conner, Mayor, P.O. Box 705, Appomattox, VA  24522, or deliver in person to Appomattox Town Office, at 210 Linden Street, Appomattox, VA.  Initial review of applications occurs on January 15, 2022; Open until filled.  EEO Employer.



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