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PSATS accepts classified ads to run on this website, in the Pa. Township News magazine, or both.
Pricing is the same whether you run a classified on this website or in the Township News. However, you’ll get the most bang for your buck by advertising in both the magazine and online for only $10 more! See the box at right for details.
Please note that if you submit a classified ad to appear both online and in the Pa. Township News magazine, the online ad will be posted within five business days of receipt and will remain for 30 days. The printed ad will appear in the next available issue of the magazine as shown below:
Submit ad by:
- October 29 for December 2014 issue
To submit a classified: Email it to Brenda Wilt at email@example.com or fax to (717) 763-9732. Include the township AND county, the text of the ad, and a billing address
POSITIONS OPEN ...
The Borough of Kennett Square in Chester County, population 6,500, is seeking a borough manager. The borough has a seven-member council elected at large, 42 employees, and an $11.5 million budget; professional staff, supportive council. The previous manager served six years.
Kennett Square is known as the “Mushroom Capital” and features such attractions as the Wyeth Brandywine Art Museum, Longwood Gardens, the famous Talula’s Table restaurant, and the Brandywine Battlefield. The borough has nationally recognized schools and is located near the University of Delaware and West Chester University.
A bachelor’s degree is required; master’s degree preferred. Three years of experience as a municipal manager or assistant manager are required; an equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered. Successful experience in economic development and financial management is desired.
Salary is $95,000 to $105,000 DOQ, plus good benefits. Send electronic cover letter, resume, and three references to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, call the borough manager’s office at (610) 444-6020, ext. 108, or write to Borough Manager’s Office, 120 Marshall St., Kennett Square, PA 19348. EOE.
The City of Altoona in Blair County, population 45,000, is seeking applicants for the position of city manager. Altoona has a seven-member council elected at large, 250 employees, and a $32 million budget. The last manager retired after 17 years in the position.
The city, located in the picturesque mountains of central Pennsylvania, is home to the Altoona Campus of Penn State University, with 4,500 students, and the famous Horseshoe Curve Railroad Museum. Area residents also enjoy the arts, music, theater, and sports, including the Altoona Curve AA professional baseball team.
A bachelor’s degree and at least five years of municipal management experience are required; a master’s degree and additional years of experience are preferred. An equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered. Successful experience in economic development and financial management are also desired.
Salary is $100,000 to $120,000, DOQ, with good benefits. Email a cover letter, resume, and three references to email@example.com. Applications will be accepted until November 30, 2014. For more information, call the city manager’s office at (814) 949-2408, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or write to City Manager’s Office, 1301 12th St., Suite 100, Altoona, PA 16601. EOE.
The Board of Directors of the Borough of Conshohocken Authority in Montgomery County is seeking applicants for a full-time finance director. The position’s primary functions are the accurate recording of all receipts and expenditures and maintenance of all journals, general ledgers, escrow funds, and all other authority accounting records according to established authority practice and generally accepted accounting standards.
The finance director will help prepare quarterly and annual financial reports and the annual audit, and will review bookkeeping-related work by other clerical staff. The position will generally require a 40-hour week; however, additional effort may be required at times. Attendance at regular and special board and/or committee meetings is expected.
Candidates should have considerable experience in bookkeeping and/or college accounting courses and extensive knowledge of accounting principles and office practices. An accounting degree is preferred but not required for the right candidate. A detailed job description, including the essential functions of the position, is available on the authority’s website at www.conshohockensa.com.
Salary is commensurate with experience. Interested applicants should send a letter of interest, salary requirements, and a resume by email to email@example.com or by regular mail to Michael P. Clarke, 7 Neshaminy Interplex, Suite 200, Trevose, PA 19053. EOE.
New Hanover Township in Montgomery County is seeking qualified applicants for the position of township manager. One of Pennsylvania’s fastest growing townships, New Hanover has about 11,000 residents and covers 21.6 miles of land. Appointed by a five-member board of supervisors, the township manager oversees the day-to-day operations of the local government, manages a $3 million budget, and implements policy established by the elected board.
Additional job responsibilities include:
• overseeing all municipal financing;
• directing all human resources activities, including benefits, payroll, employee relations, and overall personnel management, as well as overseeing the management of both full- and part-time employees, a police department, and a sewer authority;
• working closely with elected supervisors to formulate a vision, priorities, and plans for short-, mid-, and long-term goals and objectives associated with the township’s character and future; and
• promoting the township’s goals and objectives through regular and consistent interaction with residents, business owners, employees, and government officials.
Job requirements include:
• five or more years of experience in municipal management or planning, public administration, or public works;
• a bachelor’s degree in public administration, municipal management, or planning (master’s degree is desirable);
• a working knowledge of the Second Class Township Code;
• experience managing both union and nonunion employees (collective bargaining skills are strongly preferred);
• an understanding of federal, state, local, and special interest grants available to municipalities;
• demonstrated superior interpersonal and communication skills (ability to influence other stakeholders is a must); and
• a high level of proficiency with Microsoft Office products and other types of office equipment.
Interested candidates should forward a cover letter, resume, salary expectations, and three professional references to: Andrew Kelly, New Hanover Township Supervisor, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be accepted through November 15, 2014. New Hanover Township is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Valley Township in Chester County is seeking an experienced leader to serve as the township manager. The manager will be responsible for serving as the township’s chief administrative officer and overseeing the township’s daily operations. The ideal candidate will have proven experience in municipal management and developing and managing a municipal budget.
For complete details and to apply, go to https://cciu.tedk12.com/hire/ViewJob.aspx?JobID=1261. Applications are due no later than November 14, 2014. EOE.
CHIEF OF POLICE
The Township of Kingston, a home rule community with a population of 6,999 located in northern Luzerne County, is accepting applications for the position of chief of police. Minimum requirements are five years of law enforcement experience, with three years as police chief, assistant chief, or sergeant. Preferred qualifications are 10 years of law enforcement experience, with five years of supervisory experience in a similar or larger department as a shift sergeant, lieutenant, or assistant chief.
The police chief leads a force of 10 full-time uniformed officers and is responsible for all aspects of departmental management. The chief reports directly to the township manager, is part of the township’s administrative team, and shares responsibility for supporting programs and exercising control and supervision of the department budget. The chief must be willing to contribute as a member of the administrative team in achieving the township’s goals and overall mission.
Candidates must meet POST requirements established by Pennsylvania state statutes or secure reciprocity within one year. The successful candidate should have a combination of education and experience to ensure the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the job. The ideal candidate will have excellent public and interpersonal skills and exceptional personnel management skills, be able to provide solutions to complex problems and issues, and have a proven leadership record in a law enforcement setting.
Salary will depend upon qualifications. Candidates must pass a physical examination, mental evaluation, drug screening, and background check. The chief must establish residency in Kingston Township within 36 months of the date of hire.
Candidates must complete a standard township-issued application and submit a cover letter, resume, five references, and any other law enforcement credentials the applicant feels would be helpful. An application form and a complete list of job expectations and responsibilities are available at the Kingston Township administration office Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and on the township website at www.kingstontownship.com.
Applications are due no later than 3:30 p.m. December 1, 2014. Please send the completed packet of information to: Kingston Township Chief of Police Search, Attn: Kathleen J. Sebastian, 180 E. Center St., Shavertown, PA 18708. Kingston Township is an EOE and ADA-compliant employer.
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Blooming Grove Township in Pike County is selling a 2003 GMC 3500 4x4 truck with regular cab, Duramax diesel engine, Allison automatic transmission, rubber floor, locking rear differential, 27-gallon fuel tank, backup alarm, central hydraulics, 8-foot dump body, stainless steel tailgate spreader, 9-foot Western ultra-mount plow, pintle hitch, strobe on cab with shield brush guard, and hand tarp. Minimum bid $15,000. Please call (570) 775-6461 to set up an appointment to see the truck. Sealed bids must be received by the township secretary-treasurer at 488 Route 739, Blooming Grove, PA 18428 no later than 2 p.m. November 17, 2014. The bids will be opened at the board of supervisors meeting that evening at 7 p.m. The township reserves the right to refuse any and all bids.
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