Town Manager

Town of Chevy Chase, MD

Job Details

  • Job Function: Chief Administrator (City/County Manager)
  • Salary: $125,000 - $160,000. DOQ
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Population: 2,824
  • Website:
  • Where: 4301 Willow Lane Chevy Chase, MD 20815
  • Form of Government: Council-Manager

Post Date: May 15 2019

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Chevy Chase, Maryland’s new Town Manager will have the opportunity to lead one of the nation’s most desirable communities. Located just over one mile northwest of Washington, D.C., the Town of Chevy Chase is a close-knit residential community of single-family homes that offers an exceptional quality of life and a high level of municipal services.

The Town currently employs four full-time employees and several part-time contractors to provide and manage Town services. The Town has an annual budget of approximately $3 million, with substantial reserves. The Town Manager currently has three direct reports, including a Permitting and Code Enforcement Manager, a Maintenance Supervisor, and an Administrative Assistant. The Town Manager also oversees several contracted services, including a part-time accountant for bookkeeping and payroll, an IT specialist, and an arborist. Most Town services are delivered by contracted services.

The position is open because the current Town Manager is retiring after 17 years of service to the Town.

The minimum requirements for this position are a bachelor’s degree and government or nonprofit experience.

Preferred qualifications include a master’s degree, excellent writing skills, experience in local government, supervision of staff and/or management of contracted services, intergovernmental relations, and oversight of budget/finances. Other preferences include experience working in a small community and/or experience working in a highly-responsive service environment.

There is no residency requirement.

The anticipated starting salary range for this position is $125,000 – 160,000, depending on qualifications, with an excellent benefits package. Benefits include Town-paid healthcare, Maryland state defined contribution retirement system, and the possibility of working flexible hours as necessary.

Applications will be accepted electronically by The Novak Consulting Group at Applicants complete a brief online form and are prompted to provide a cover letter and resume with salary history. Open until filled with the first review of applications on June 26, 2019.