Town of Norwood
Town of Norwood, Colorado
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive
consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual
orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status,
genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Job Title: Town Manager
Job Type: Full-Time, Exempt
Compensation: $85,000 – $100,000 Annually
Location: 1670 Naturita Street, Norwood, Colorado
The Town Manager directs the day-to-day operations of the Town of Norwood, Norwood
Sanitation District and Norwood Water Commission through the policies and direction of the
Boards and is responsible for the efficient management of the business and concerns. The
Town Manager advocates for the vision, mission, and core values providing leadership
within the three organizations and ensures collaboration with the Boards, Departments, and
Employees and with other jurisdictions, agencies and associations.
The position will report directly to the Norwood Personnel Committee (made up of two
appointees from each Board) and will be compensated between $85,000 – $100,000
annually. As a full-time position, the Town Manager is eligible for all sponsored insurance
and benefit plans subject to applicable waiting periods.
The position will be based out of the Norwood Town Hall located in Norwood, Colorado.
Supervision Received: Receives direct supervision from the Norwood Personnel Committee.
Supervision Exercised: Exercises direct supervision over Division/Department Heads,
administrative support personnel, and may oversee special project staff and committee
The following statements are illustrative of the essential functions of the job and do not
include other nonessential or peripheral duties that may be required.
The Town of Norwood Personnel Committee retains the right to modify or change the
duties or essential functions of the job at any time.
Duties, and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
Hires, commends, disciplines, and terminates office administrative staff and the
appointed department heads, except the Town Attorney and the Municipal Judge.
Encourages the development of employees and evaluates their performance to
maintain efficiency and quality of work. Conducts performance evaluations and sets
goals. Coordinates the various activities of the organizations through the direction of
Directs salary and benefits surveys and brings recommendations to the Boards.
Reviews and recommends to the Boards any changes in classification, department
structure, and hiring new employees above entry-level salary.
Responsible for administrative oversight of employee benefit package (health
insurance, retirement plan, etc.).
Attends and participates in the Boards meetings; directs preparation of the board
meeting agendas; provides staff support and research to the Boards; develops and
recommends policies and procedures and presents the same for the Board’s
consideration. Informs the Boards of pertinent items on the agenda which require
their particular attention and concern; provides background data on important
matters coming before the Boards.
Assists and supports the Board’s work in developing policy and responsible for
enactment and enforcement. Collaborate with Town Attorney to develop proposed
ordinances and resolutions.
Responsible for the review of all meeting agendas for the Boards.
Coordinates the annual strategic planning, goal setting, and budget development
Brings critical budget issues to the Boards for discussion. Presents final budgets to
the Boards for approval. Ensures expense and revenue budgets are managed
properly. Ensures cost control measures eliminates redundant systems and
establishes and implements cost measurements.
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Monitors and coordinates with department heads regarding Board-approved
projects, programs, and contracts; keeps the Boards appraised of progress on a
Exercises signature authority for personnel, financial and management actions where
the direct involvement of the Boards are not required.
Coordinates activities of the departments to ensure that goals are achieved, and
ensures that departments follow the policies and the direction of the Boards.
Directs and encourages the development of administrative or program studies, the
preparation, and revision of policies, rules, manuals of procedure, and instruction in
Ensures that all departments comply with policies.
Leads economic development through master planning, capital improvement
projects and strategic planning with all Boards.
Represents the governing board at meetings with Federal, State, Regional and
Municipal officials; acts as spokesperson in absence of the Mayor, Board Chairman or
as directed by the Boards.
Assures compliance with relevant federal laws and regulations, Colorado Laws and
rules, and Town ordinances and Board regulations.
Monitors legislation that affects Municipal, District and County government and
Boards to develop responses to legislative proposals.
Negotiates contracts on behalf of the Boards and takes direction from the Boards
legally designated representative.
Oversees the development and dissemination of public information and approves for
Leads grant writing and the administration of grant funds.
Performs additional duties as appropriate and assigned by the Boards.
DESIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES
Prioritize the most important duties and responsibilities to accomplish the goals
established by the Town of Norwood Board of Trustees, Norwood Water Commission
and Norwood Sanitation District.
Must possess strong organizational leadership abilities and demonstrated skill in
management, personnel, team building, and finance. Must be an excellent
communicator who knows how to set and accomplish goals and priorities. Must work
well with people in a variety of settings.
Possesses grant writing experience. Assists departments in finding and developing
Proficient word processing and computer skills in Microsoft Office products including
Word, Excel, Google Suite, and Outlook, navigating a Windows-based computer
system and the Internet.
Be an ultimate team player and possess the ability to foster and cultivate positive,
effective, and trustworthy professional relationships with all employees, Department
Heads, Elected Officials, support staff, and the general public.
Possesses strong reasoning and analytical skills; must be able to make rational
decisions through sound logical and deductive reasoning processes to make sound
judgments, decision making, and problem-solving.
Ability to express ideas clearly and concisely, both verbally as well as in a variety of
written formats, including live and virtual presentations.
Ability to deliver effective results in a fast-paced environment while adhering to
Ability to speak one or more foreign languages, particularly Spanish is preferred but
Possesses an extremely high level of attention to detail.
Must be honest, truthful, positive, and trustworthy and possess a high degree of
MINIMUM EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE
Bachelors’ Degree in Public or Business Administration, Finance or closely related field
with two (2) years of equivalent experience or six (6) years of managerial experience
in local government administration or private industry in management involving
public visibility and direction of management team members, or a combination of
education and experience.
REQUIRED LICENSES & CERTIFICATIONS
Must possess and maintain a valid Colorado Driver’s License and satisfactory
As part of your duties as a manager, you may be called upon to perform duties
outside your day-to-day activities in order to support county emergency
operations. All employees are required to complete National Incident Management
System (NIMS) training within two (2) years of employment.
Must be able to satisfactorily pass a comprehensive, pre-employment criminal
background and motor vehicle check.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORKING ENVIRONMENT
Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that
must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear.
The employee is frequently required to sit for long periods of consecutive time at a desk
workstation while viewing multiple computer monitors. Physical ability and mobility to
drive a motor vehicle to and from meetings and traverse uneven and rugged terrain as
required. Ability to work extended shifts and attend training and meetings outside of
regularly scheduled hours and the ability to work in stressful situations. Travels to other
locations using various modes of private and commercial transportation.
Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative
of those an employee encounters while performing essential functions of this job. Reasonable
accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential
Work is performed in an environment making decisions that could lead to major community
or organizational consequences if appropriate decisions are not timely. This job operates
primarily in an office environment. This position requires work to be performed in a
relatively safe, secure, dynamic, and confidential environment that requires the ability to be
sensitive to confidentiality and change while being responsive to changing goals, priorities,
and needs. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones,
photocopiers, filing cabinets, and fax machines. Ability to tolerate and be productive in a
quiet to moderate noise level in the workplace. May include at times working and operating
a vehicle in severe weather conditions, especially during the winter season.
The Personnel Committee has the right to revise this job description at any time.
This description does not represent in any way a contract of employment.
The Town of Norwood Personnel Committee, Town of Norwood, Norwood Sanitation
District and Norwood Water Commission are Equal Opportunity Employers (EOE)
To apply for this job please visit www.norwoodtown.com.