How to Hire a Local Government Administrator

May 24, 2013

How to Hire a Local Government Administrator, last updated in 2013, provides a step-by-step guide to the search and hiring process, along with sample job announcements, position descriptions, and employment agreements.

For many governing board members, hiring a local government manager may be the most important decision you will make during your tenure. Your new manager will have a major effect on your organization and community, one that will extend well beyond your term in office.

Hiring a local government manager is not a case of finding the “winning” candidate from among the applicants — it is more a matter of finding the right match for you and the manager. This publication is intended to help you conduct a thoughtful, thorough manager search that will provide you and your eventual selection with all the information needed to determine if you are both making the right choice.

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