The City of Galax is seeking an experienced professional to serve as City Manager, the chief administrative officer responsible for directing programs and operations of the City government.
Qualifications, Education & Experience The following education and experience factors are the expected qualifications for successful performance: • A Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration, Business Management, Planning, or a related field; Master’s degree preferred; experience equivalent to a Master’s degree may be considered. • Three to five years of successful leadership at a senior executive/administrator level in an organization with comparable responsibilities; possessing a broad skill set appropriate to the breadth of city government operations; and consistently increasing responsibilities in career growth. Local government experience in Virginia as a manager, deputy or assistant is desirable. Past service in a smaller community would be a plus. • A record of being an active member of one’s community, through participation in local service organizations and volunteer activities. • A demonstrated commitment to ongoing professional development through participation in organizations such as the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) and the Virginia Local Government Management Association (VLGMA); designation or progress toward designation as an ICMA Credentialed Manager would be a plus. • Any combination of education and experience that qualifies an applicant may be considered in lieu of the more specific criteria listed above.
Qualified candidates are encouraged to submit a cover letter and resume, with salary history and professional references, to The Berkley Group via email at email@example.com. While the position is open until filled, review of candidates will begin March 29, 2021. Inquiries relating to the City Manager position may be directed to:
Kimball Payne The Berkley Group P.O. Box 181 Bridgewater, Virginia 22812 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Mobile: (434) 444-3662
The Town of Grottoes is located in the historic Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, at the foothills of the Blue Ridge
Mountains. Grottoes is an incorporated town encompassing parts of Augusta and Rockingham Counties. Called by its residents, “the best kept secret in the Shenandoah Valley,” Grottoes is a quiet community of friendly and supportive citizens. The Rockingham County portion of Grottoes is part of the Harrisonburg Metropolitan Statistical Area, while the small portion extending into Augusta County is part of the Staunton-Waynesboro Micropolitan Statistical Area. Only a small number of the Town’s approximately 3,000 residents reside in Augusta County. Grottoes is easily accessible from Interstate 81, seven miles to the west, on Virginia State Route 256. Washington, DC and Roanoke, Virginia are within 150 miles, north and south respectively. The Town is on U.S. Route 340, fourteen miles north of Waynesboro. Interstate 64 at Waynesboro provides connection to Charlottesville, Richmond and Hampton Roads within three hours to the east.