Town Manager, Thetford, Vermont
The Town of Thetford, Vermont (pop. 2561), seeks a collaborative and energetic town manager to serve as its chief administrative officer. Thetford is small community of five distinct villages on the eastern border of Vermont, adjacent to the Connecticut River Valley. Thetford has a strong tradition of civic engagement, is home to excellent schools, and also features many historic summer camps and a live theater. Thetford is in easy driving distance of Dartmouth College and locations along the I-89 and I-91 corridors.
The town manager is a newly created position for Thetford. The manager will report to a five-member selectboard and is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the town. The manager supervises 12 full-time and up to 15 part-time and seasonal employees, administers a $2.91 million operating budget, and oversees all personnel, finances, and public works. A detailed job description in PDF format is available at this link.
A bachelor’s degree (master’s degree preferred), or previous experience in municipal government or management is required. The hiring range is $70,000 to $80,000, with an excellent benefits package provided..
Please apply in confidence with a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references via email to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Thetford” as subject, or send via U.S. mail to:
Thetford Town Manager
89 Main Street
Montpelier, VT 05602-2948
The deadline to apply is May 13, 2019. Please see the Town Manager Job DescriptionThe Town of Thetford is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
The following Town of Thetford Committees/Commissions have vacancies:
- Tri-town Commission ( 2-3 members)
- Historic Preservation Committee (1 vacancy)
- Development Review Board (1 alternate)
Town Report (4.8MB)
Thetford is a town of six unique villages on the Connecticut River, half-way up the east side of Vermont. About half of its 2,500 or so residents live and work in town, with the other half working in other towns in the Upper Valley. The community is extremely active, and different groups seem to enjoy living here all the more for the fact that there are groups of people here quite different from their own.
The town is run by volunteers and by a full and part-time staff of 25. Residents wishing to get involved in the several committees that help set the town’s agenda should look to the Citizen’s Guide on our Contact Us page and feel free to send questions to one of our selectboard members or other public official.
Thetford GIS – Public Access
Thetford’s Geographical Information System (GIS) can be accessed online. Access data such as tax maps, land use designation, flood plains, wetlands, etc. : Thetford GIS Public Portal