The Town of Mount Jackson, VA, (2,100 population), located in central Shenandoah County in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley, is a small, quaint historical community with many growth opportunities and qualities that make it a great place to live and work.
The Town seeks a qualified, energetic, and results-driven individual who will oversee the day-to-day operations of the Town. The Town Manager is appointed by and serves at the pleasure of the seven-member Town Council. The town employs about 20 full-time employees and a total budget of $8.7 million (plus occasional substantial grants).
Key responsibilities include: Oversee the departments of public works, utilities, police, recreation, human resources, budget, and finance. Provide staff oversight and advice to the Mount Jackson Economic Development Authority. The Town Manager is integrally involved in planning and should have the ability to understand and facilitate the Town’s zoning and economic development needs.
Minimum qualifications include a Bachelor’s degree in public or business administration, finance, or a similar field, along with five (5) years of executive-level experience, preferably in municipal government, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
Previous experience as a town manager, assistant manager, finance director or senior zoning official in local government is strongly desired. Other job assets include knowledge of government operations in Virginia, excellent written and verbal communications skills, financial expertise, and proficiency in Word and Excel. Highly valued qualities include integrity, transparency, responsibility, accessibility, and leadership.
Excellent benefits for full-time employees including paid vacation, paid sick leave, health insurance (including dental and vision), and the Virginia Retirement System.
The salary range is negotiable, depending on experience and applicable job qualifications.
The position will remain open until filled.
Interested candidates must submit application, letter of interest, and resume to
or by mail to
Town Clerk, Town of Mount Jackson,
P.O. Box 487,
Mount Jackson, Virginia 22842