Village Administrator

Application Deadline: 2021-01-20
Job Type: County
Job Description:

Premier Solutions Group, LLC has an opening for a full time position as Village Administrator with the Village of Sturtevant in Racine County, WI. Premier Solutions Group, LLC is the recruiting agency. The Village is the employer.


The Administrator serves as the chief administrative officer for the daily operation of the Village and reports directly to the Village Board of Trustees and Village President. He/she serves the Board in the development and implementation of its legislative policies. He/she manages and provides leadership to full time and part time employees. This person is responsible for the duties of Village Administrator as outlined in the municipal code, state statutes, and all other applicable laws of governance. The Administrator shall manage, analyze, direct, supervise, evaluate, be responsible for and coordinate all departments, divisions, and services of Village government and of all officers and employees thereof which are under the control and jurisdiction of the Village President and Board as provided by law, and to make recommendations respecting the same to the Board.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The primary responsibilities of this position include but are not limited to the following:

Carry out directives of the Village President and Village Board which require administrative

implementation, reporting promptly to the Village President and Village Board any difficulties encountered therein;

Serve as the primary staff person in procuring and monitoring the annual operating budget in
accordance with all statutory requirements;

Administer all day-to-day operations of the Village government, including the monitoring of all Village ordinances, resolutions, Village Board meetings, and state statutes;

Draft administrative procedures to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of Village government according to best practices in local government;

Promote, the economic and business development of the Village;

Keep informed concerning current Federal, State, and County legislation and administrative rules affecting the Village;

Oversee all aspects of personnel and benefits administration including evaluation, discipline,

pay and wage recommendation, health insurance claims, and when necessary, engage in collective bargaining negotiations.

Responsible for maintaining all personnel files for the Village;

Oversee the engagement of outside consultants through drafting RFPs or bid requests, review bids or proposals and make a recommendation to the Village Board;

Ensure the thorough and satisfactory completion of all contracted and consultant work;

Establish and maintain procedures to facilitate communications between citizens and Village government to assure that complaints, grievances, recommendations and other matters receive prompt attention by the responsible official;

Promote the economic well-being and growth of the Village through public and private sector cooperation;

Attend all meetings of the Village Board, assisting the President and the Board as required in the performance of their duties;

Keep the President and Board regularly informed about the activities of the Administrator’s office by oral or written reports at regular and special meetings of the Village Board;

Report regularly to the Village Board on the current fiscal position of the Village;

Serve as the purchasing agent for the Village, supervising all purchasing and overseeing the contracting for supplies and services;

Perform all other duties as may be assigned by the Board.

Secondary, Incidental Duties and Responsibilities:

In addition to the essential duties and responsibilities of this position, other needs arise on an as needed or less frequent basis. Some of these duties include:

Oversee the completion of the Press Releases on a timely basis to ensure all materials included therein are current;

Respond to employee requests, concerns or grievances in a timely and professional manner;

Attend promptly to all resident inquiries, concerns, issues, etc. ensuring that all ordinances are followed;

Attend conferences, seminars, workshops and court proceedings as needed;

Discuss and negotiate with developers, builders, business-owners and others attempting to procure development within the Village.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

The supervisory responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited, to the following:

Provide administrative direction and coordination of all employees of the Village according to the established organization procedures;

Recommend to the Village Board the appointment, promotion, and when necessary for the good of the Village, the suspension or termination of department directors, except those officials selected by boards and commissions defined in the Wisconsin State Statues;

In consultation with the appropriate department head, make recommendations to the Board regarding the appointment, promotion, and when necessary for the good of the Village, the suspension or termination of employees, except those employees in units governed by other personnel procedures defined in the Wisconsin State Statutes.

Serve as personnel officer for the Village with responsibilities to see that complete and current personnel records, including specific job descriptions for all Village employees are maintained, evaluate in conjunction with department directors the performance of all employees on a regular basis, recommend salary and wage scales for Village employees, assure that Village employees have proper working conditions, and work closely with department heads to promptly resolve personnel problems or grievances;

Work closely with department directors to assure that employees receive adequate opportunities for training to maintain and improve their job-related knowledge and skills.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:

Minimum education should include a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, Community Planning, Law, Political Science or related field, a minimum of three (3) years direct employment experience in the public sector. A preference will be given for strong accounting and budgeting skills, and for those holding a master’s or related advanced degree. Furthermore, this position requires the following:

Proficiency in general accounting principles, public finance, municipal accounting and budgeting;

Experience in cost-benefit analysis, risk and project management principles;

Verbal and writing skills associated with public and customer service for effectively interacting with citizens, colleagues, elected officials and various outside contractors;

Basic research and record keeping principles and disciplines.

This position is listed by a private employment agency. No fee will be charged of the job applicant. Premier Solutions Group is a full service staffing and human resource solutions provider.

This position offers a full benefit package including participation in the Wisconsin Retirement System.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $75,000.00 – $85,000.00 per year

To apply, submit a complete resume to: [email protected]

Deadline Note:

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