Assistant Town Manager

Poolesville, Maryland
Jun 24, 2022
Jul 29, 2022
Full Time

Town of Poolesville
Assistant Town Manager
Employment Opportunity

The Assistant Town Manager is responsible for assisting the Town Manager in planning, coordinating, and administering Town services and operations.  The Assistant Town Manager will provide direct support for the day-to-day operations and will serve in the Town Manager’s absence providing oversight, support and collaboration with Department Heads and staff.

Hours:  7:00 AM - 4:00 PM, Monday – Friday

Hiring Range: $85,280-$95,000


Works under the supervision of the Town Manager. Under the direction of the Town Manager exercises administrative and management responsibilities over Town operations, departments, and staff.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assists the Town Manager in the daily administration and operations of the Town; and makes recommendations to the Town Manager. Prepares and drafts correspondence, reports, analysis, and other information as requested. Responds to citizen inquiries, complaints, and suggestions, provides research assistance and addresses request of Town departments, the public, and citizen groups. Provides zoning support related to planning, development, permitting and code enforcement. Assists in the preparation of the annual operating and capital budgets. Prepares and reviews a variety of complex and routine correspondences, memoranda, and staff reports. Attends Commission and Board meetings, and makes public presentations as requested by the Town Manager or Commissioners. Assists the Town Manager in assuring proper water and wastewater reporting and operational requirements are adhered to. Provide technical assistance as needed. Provides support as needed with procurement matters, personnel management, policy development, grant writing and special projects. Assists in oversight of contract personnel including refuse collection, engineering, and legal support. Oversees and assists in website updates and social media with notices, agendas, news, etc. Performs other related duties as may be assigned by the Town Manager.


Bachelor’s degree in business administration, public administration, public policy, finance or similar management or research-related field is required. A minimum of five years related experience is required serving in an assistant Town Manager or Finance & Admin/Finance Director or comparable municipal role. Experience with data analysis, project management, researching and report writing is highly desirable. Proficiency in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel is required.

Compensation and Benefits

The expected hiring range for this position is $85,280-$95,000 depending on qualifications. The Town also offers an excellent benefits package, including 100% employer paid medical, dental and vision insurance. The Town also contributes 10% (no match required) for all employees in a retirement account.  We offer 11 paid holidays, along with sick and vacation leave. Life insurance, long term and short-term disability coverage are provided at no cost to the employee.

Work Environment:

This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.

Physical Demands:

This is largely a sedentary role; however, some filing is required and site visits to ongoing municipal projects and facilities. This would require the ability to move files, open filing cabinets and bend or stand as necessary. May lift up to 25lbs occasionally.

How to Apply

Please submit cover letter and resumes electronically at  First review of applications will begin July 30, 2022. This position will remain open until filled.

The Town of Poolesville is an equal opportunity employer.


Please direct questions to Town Manager Wade Yost at

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