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Deadline for Town Administrator applications on March 29

The previous Blackstone Town Administrator, Dan Keyes, retired early in December 2020 amidst rising complaints and accusations from Board of Selectmen and town employees which escalated in the past year. Greg Balukonis was hired by January as the acting town administrator until Blackstone is able to hire a full time Town Administrator. If you, or if anyone you know, is qualified to become Blackstone’s Town Administrator – send in your resume and cover letter by March 29.

Recruitment Ad below

Blackstone, MA (9,300 pop.), seeks creative, proactive, community leader, committed to excellence in public service, to serve as its next Town Administrator. The previous Town Administrator retired after ten years of dedicated service to the community. This fiscally stable community, with a rich history and hometown feel, is located in the beautiful Blackstone River Valley, birthplace of the Industrial Revolution. Blackstone was settled in 1662 and incorporated as a Town in 1845. The community is recognized for its excellent schools, quality of life, and for providing exemplary services to its residents and business community. Led by a five-member Board of Selectmen, Town Administrator and Open Town Meeting form of government, the Administrator is the chief administrative and operating officer of the Town and oversees a municipal operating budget of approx. $28 million (including $11.4 million for educational expenses) and 70 full-time and 40 part-time employees. The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree, a Master’s degree in Public Administration or in a related field is preferred, and a minimum of 3 years’ experience as municipal administrator or assistant administrator. Salary range to $150,000 commensurate with qualifications and professional experience. The Town Charter requires the Administrator to establish a residence in Blackstone within one year of his/her appointment, however, the Board of Selectmen have submitted a Warrant Article for the May Town Meeting to remove this residency requirement from the Charter. Blackstone is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. For additional information related to the search contact Alan Gould, President, Municipal Resources, Inc. at 603-279-0352, x320.

DEADLINE: 9 AM EST; Monday, March 29, 2021

Resume and cover letter, in confidence, as PDF attachment to: recruitment@mrigov.com

Additional documents provided for review

For questions related to the post contact Alan Gould, President, Municipal Resources, Inc. at 603-279-0352, x320.

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