Borough Manager – Bridgeville Borough
March 31, 2020
Deadline: Friday, May 1, 2020
The Borough of Bridgeville, Allegheny County is seeking applications for the position of Borough Manager. Bridgeville Borough is located in southwestern Pennsylvania approximately 13 miles from the city of Pittsburgh. The municipality covers 1.1 square miles with a current population per the 2010 census of 5,148 residents. The Borough seeks an experienced leader to serve as its Borough Manager. Bridgeville Borough is a council–manager form of government. The Borough Manager has the authority to supervise all day–to–day operations of the government and serves as the central point of contact amongst the 7–member Borough Council, Mayor, staff, and community. Bridgeville Borough is a full-service municipality with 17 full–time and 3 part–time employees. The manager administers a total annual budget (all funds) of $8.2 million within the Administration, Police, Department of Public Works, Parks and Recreation, Community Development, Utilities, and Zoning Departments.
The Manager shall be chosen solely on the basis of his executive and administrative abilities, with special reference to the duties of the office as outlined on the Bridgeville Borough‘s website www.bridgevilleboro.com – dropdown Community Information (Careers). All duties in their entirety shall be listed. Candidates should have: (1) at least 5 years of municipal management experience; (2) knowledge of modern local government management principles as listed on our website; (3) Strong leadership, communication, financial and zoning skills; (4) a minimum of a Bachelor‘s degree or equivalent in addition to the work experience. Competitive salary and benefits negotiable based upon qualifications and experience.
How to Apply
To receive full consideration, submit a cover letter, resume, salary expectations and 4 work-related references either electronically to email@example.com or via first-class mail to Bridgeville Borough 425 Bower Hill Road Bridgeville, PA 15017 Attn: Manager Search. The deadline to apply is noon on May 1, 2020. EOE.
Duties of the Borough Manager
1. The Manager shall be the chief administrative officer of the Borough and shall be responsible to the Borough Council as a whole for the proper and efficient administration of the day to day affairs of the Borough placed in his charge. The powers and duties for administration of all Borough business shall be vested in the Manager subject to review and modification by Borough Council unless expressly imposed or conferred by statute or ordinance upon other Borough officers.
2. The duties of the Borough Manager shall include the following:
A. Supervise and be responsible for the activities of all municipal departments.
B. The Borough Manager shall recommend to Borough Council the hiring, suspension and termination of all employees under his supervision and carry out Borough Council's instructions regarding same; he may suspend employees without Council's preapproval when he considers it necessary for the good of the Borough provided that a report of such suspension is submitted for consideration by Council at the meeting immediately following such suspension. In any event, all personnel actions shall be further subject to Civil Service Law and any other pertinent regulation.
C. The Manager shall recommend to Borough Council wages, salaries and benefits of all personnel under his supervision within a range predetermined by Borough Council to be finally determined by Borough Council following such recommendation.
D. Prepare and submit to the Borough Council a budget for the next fiscal year and an explanatory budget message in such a timely fashion as will enable the Borough Council to consider and adopt the budget and related tax ordinances according to the requirements of law. In preparing the budget, the Manager, or an officer designated by him, shall obtain from the head of each department, agency or board, or any qualified officer thereof, estimates of revenues and expenditures and such other supporting data as is required, The Manager shall review such estimates and may revise them before submitting the budget to the Borough Council.
E. Be responsible for the administration of the budget after its adoption by the Borough Council,
F. Hold such other Borough offices and head such Borough departments as the Borough Council may from time to time direct.
G. The Manager shall attend all meetings of Borough Council and all committee meetings requested by the committee chairman with the right to participate in all discussions.
H. Prepare the agenda for each meeting of the Borough Council and supply facts pertinent thereto.
I. Keep the Borough Council informed as to the conduct of Borough affairs; submit periodic reports on the condition of the Borough finances and such other reports as the Borough Council requests; and make such recommendations to the Borough Council as deemed advisable.
J. Submit to the Borough Council, as soon as possible after the close of the fiscal year, a complete report on the finances and administrative activities of the Borough for the preceding year.
K. See that the provisions of all franchises, leases, permits and privileges granted by the Borough Council are observed.
L. Employ, by and with the approval of the Borough Council, experts and consultants to perform work and to advise.
M. Attend to the letting of contracts in due form of law. The Manager shall supervise the performance and faithful execution of the same except insofar as such duties are expressly imposed by statute upon some other Borough officer.
N. Be responsible for all accounts payable and receivable.
0. Serve as purchasing officer of the Borough and purchase, in accordance with the provisions of the Borough Code, all supplies and equipment for the agencies, boards, departments and other offices of the Borough. The Manager shall keep an account of all purchases and shall, from time to time or when directed by the Borough Council, make a full written report thereof. He shall also issue rules and regulations, subject to the approval of the Borough Council, governing the procurement of all Borough supplies and equipment.
P. Investigate and dispose of, or designate an officer to investigate and dispose of, all complaints regarding Borough services and personnel, and to report to the Borough Council thereon. All complaints regarding Borough services shall be referred to the office of Manager.
Q. Enforce the ordinances and regulations of the Borough.