The City of Litchfield (1,369) is seeking an experienced, creative, thoughtful leader, a strategic thinker, and team member to serve as its new City Manager beginning October 1, 2021. The current City Manager is retiring after fifteen years of service. The ideal City Manager is an individual who will serve the City of Litchfield with pride, be familiar with the region, and have the attributes to lead and manage the organization. The City Manager should be a local government professional with integrity, honesty, and have excellent communication skills; who is open and direct, a team player, enthusiastic, creative, accessible, astute, and responsive. The new City Manager should additionally have skills and experience in fiscal management, economic development, motivating and empowering staff, seeing projects to completion, representing and defending the City’s interests. Significant knowledge of Michigan’s economic development laws and incentives, along with public works, public safety, and administration are important.
This position requires a Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration, Business Administration or a related field, and at least 5 years of progressively responsible experience in public sector management. The salary range for this position is commensurate with experience and education.
Set in a rural setting, the City of Litchfield is located in Hillsdale County Michigan and hosts the largest manufacturing park in the county. The selected candidate will provide leadership and research to City Council. The candidate should develop positive relationships Litchfield’s employees, citizens, and business representatives. Perspective candidates should forward their resume along with five professional references to attention: City Manager Search Committee, PO Box 236, Litchfield, Michigan 49252; or electronically at email@example.com Cover letter, Salary history, Resume and References should be submitted no later than June 30, 2021.
Available documents: City Manager Position Description and Confidentiality Agreement