Village of Poynette – Village Administrator

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    Chris Swartz

    Poynette, WI (Population 2,534)

    The Village of Poynette, Wisconsin is looking for a dynamic professional to serve as Village Administrator for this vibrant full-service community, located in southwestern Columbia County, 30 miles north of the City of Madison. The Village’s proximity to the Madison metro area, good transportation access to major highways, including STH 51 and Interstate 39/90/94 (four miles), provides an opportunity for people to live in a small village with a high quality of life, while being able to commute easily to Madison, Portage or the Wisconsin Dells area for work, shopping, and entertainment. Residents enjoy a “small town” atmosphere of quiet neighborhoods with a range of housing options, natural areas, outstanding schools, growing businesses and job opportunities, and a quaint historic downtown. The Village is also nestled in a spectacular rural landscape surrounded by rolling hills, woods, creeks, and agricultural lands. Starting salary range $80K-$95K DOQ plus excellent benefits. Village President and six Village Trustees are elected for two-year terms on a non-partisan basis. The Village is fiscally sound, with a $4.9M total annual budget including CIP and Utilities and 15 FT and 5 PT/ and seasonal employees. Future emphasis on long range financial and capital improvement planning, Five Year Parks and Open Space Plan update in 2022, parkland acquisition and development, stormwater management plan update, major wastewater treatment plant upgrade, infill industrial and commercial (re)development opportunities, managing residential growth, and encouraging infill multifamily and subdivision development.

    Require Bachelor’s Degree in public or business administration or related field; prefer master’s degree with at least three years of progressively responsible administrative and leadership experience in a municipal organization(s). ICMA-CM certification a plus. Consideration of candidates with private sector or military experience will be made if they can demonstrate accomplishments that directly relate to skills required. Desire a strong background in budget development/long term-financial planning capital improvement planning and execution, economic development, community planning, community engagement and communications. The successful candidate should have a collaborative leadership style, demonstrate a high level of integrity; open and positive communication skills, and a team building approach in addressing community and organizational issues and a history of stable tenure. Visit the community website

    Send cover letter, resume, salary history and references in a single PDF to Public Administration Associates, LLC, Attn: Chris Swartz, Partner; 1155 W. South Street Whitewater WI 53190; e-mail [email protected]; phone 414-788-7028 by May 28, 2021.

    Confidentiality must be requested by applicant and cannot be guaranteed for finalists.

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