The Town of Manchester is seeking qualified applicants for DPW Director. The successful candidate will be responsible for the administration, supervision, direction and coordination of the functions and activities for the Department of Public Works in maintaining the town’s public ways, properties and facilities, including its buildings, cemeteries, drinking water system, wastewater system, town’s solid waste and recycling transfer station. A Bachelor’s Degree in civil engineering or related field is preferred as well as eight years of public works experience, including four years of management experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Salary range is $100k - $115k/DOQE. Send cover letter, resume and references to firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to Town of Manchester attn.: Debi Morong 10 Central Street Manchester, MA 01944. AA/EOE. Posting open until December 19, 2017.
The municipality of Manchester, Massachusetts was incorporated by an act of the Great and General Court (legislature) of the Commonwealth in 1645. Most recently, by means of petition to the Legislature, approval was granted to officially change its name to Manchester-by-the-Sea. Thus, the name the Town was commonly known as for many decades became legal some 344 years after its incorporation.
...Manchester-by-the-Sea is located in what is traditionally known as the “North Shore”, approximately 30 miles from the City of Boston, within the county of Essex. Situated with a four community regional known as “Cape Ann” the Town is bordered by the communities of Beverly, Hamilton, Wenham, Essex and Gloucester. Manchester-by-the-Sea is a residential seashore community situated on the Atlantic Ocean encompassing approximately 8 square miles with approximately 12.8 miles of tidal shore line providing beaches, a perfect yachting haven, and commercial fishing. The Town is serviced by two state highways: a primary highway route 128 and a scenic highway route 127. The Town is also serviced by a commuter rail branch connecting directly to the City of Boston. The Town’s population remains at a relative constant of just below 6,000.
The Town maintains a full service government and related services including full-time police and fire departments, K-12 school system, full-time public works, water and sewer and cemetery departments. The Town is governed by a five-person Board of Selectmen with a strong Town Administrator. The Town maintains the traditional New England style “open” Town meeting which convenes annually.