You are here

The Town of Berlin, Mass. (pop. 3,096), is seeking a candidate experienced in all phases of small-town local government to be the community’s first Town Administrator. Governed by a three-member Board of Selectmen, Berlin operates under an open town meeting structure and in accordance with a new Special Act. The Town Administrator reports to the Board and supervises, manages, and coordinates the day-to-day activities of all town departments and employees under the jurisdiction of the Board. He or she also acts as chief procurement officer for the Town. Berlin has 26 FT employees and approximately 55 PT employees; the Town’s budget for FY19 is $13M. Effective July 1, 2019, Berlin will be part of a fully regionalized school system.

The Town of Berlin is a classic New England town; it is primarily a residential community with strong commercial segments at its borders and has a strong sense of pride in its rural heritage. Route 62 runs through Berlin, which is also strategically located on the I-495 corridor near I-90, I-290, and Route 2. it is an easy day trip to Boston or Worcester with all the educational, health, and cultural opportunities found in those cities, as well as being within easy reach of all the New England states.


  • a collaborative and effective leadership style grounded in integrity;
  • excellent verbal and written skills;
  • proficiency in financial, communication, and presentation software applications;
  • bachelor’s degree in a related field (master’s preferred); and
  • at least five years (seven years preferred) of progressive municipal management and leadership experience, or a relevant combination of experience and education.

Salary range up to $150k, commensurate with qualifications; standard benefits. For additional information related to the search, contact Alan Gould, President, Municipal Resources Inc. at 603-279-0352, ext. 320. Additional information is at

To apply, email resume and cover letter as PDF attachment in confidence to by 8 a.m. on Monday, April 8, 2019.

Equal Opportunity Employer.