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Posted on: August 19, 2021

Employment Opportunity Assistant Administrator

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Assistant Administrator

POSITION SUMMARY: The position of  Assistant Administrator is created by authority of The Sunbury Council and shall include the duties and responsibilities as outlined below.


  • Attends meetings of the Sunbury Council and other meetings as directed by the Administrator.
  • Assists in preparation of the Council agenda, makes presentations at Council meetings, public hearings, and work sessions regarding various issues.
  • Depending upon the incumbent’s background and progress in the position, provide professional support and oversight of functional areas such as Zoning, Finance. Development and/or Public Works.
  • Researches, responds and follows-up on assigned projects by the Administrator.
  • Assists in operating and capital budget development.
  • Makes recommendations to Administrator on organizational/operational policies and procedures.
  • Resolves problems by coordinating with Sunbury staff and professional contracted support, provides updates to stakeholders, including residents.
  • Performs other duties as required by the Administrator.

 SUPERVISION: The Assistant Administrator shall be under the general supervision and control of the Administrator, and shall have such other powers and duties as are prescribed by ordinance or by law and which are not inconsistent with the relevant laws of the State of Ohio or the Sunbury Charter.

RESIDENCY: The Assistant Administrator need not be a resident of Sunbury.

HOURS AND RATE OF PAY: The Assistant Administrator is a full-time position and is exempt from overtime.   On-call availability is anticipated, evening hours for meetings is also expected.

Compensation range is $60,000 - $75,000 annually.

 DISCLAIMER: The foregoing Job Description does not constitute an Employment Contract. The position of Assistant Administrator is “at will”, and the Assistant Administrator serves at the pleasure of the Administrator.


The Assistant Administrator must have comprehensive knowledge of municipal management concepts and techniques and considerable knowledge of financial management. He/she must have a thorough understanding of planning and programming concepts, methods, and techniques.

The Assistant Administrator must be skilled in effectively communicating complex instructions and policies both orally and in writing, to individuals and to groups. He/she must have the ability to analyze and solve difficult management problems. The Assistant Administrator must have the skill in directing, evaluating, and developing personnel. He/she must also have considerable skill in developing effective working relationships with Village officials, other public and private agencies, civic groups and Village residents. The Assistant Administrator must be able to understand and interpret construction drawings.


  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree and at least three, and ideally five years, of responsible municipal government experience, including department or general management experience.
  • Department director or higher-level responsibility or a Master’s degree is highly preferred.  A career interest in advancing to a municipal manager role is sought.
  • Valid State Driver’s License required.
  • Any combination of education and experience that meet the minimum knowledge/skills.


Personal computer, telephone, fax and copy machines, and motor vehicles.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job the employee is frequently required to speak and hear. The employee is required to make visual observations, to read reports, and to prepare reports for others to read. The employee is occasionally required to walk, climb, stoop, or kneel. The employee will make frequent visits to the Wastewater treatment plants and will regularly make field inspections of ongoing construction and maintenance work which may involve walking over rough ground, climbing ladders, or entering enclosed spaces.


The work environment described here is representative of that which an employee will encounter while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The work environment will be primarily in an office setting; however, the employee will make field inspections of ongoing construction and maintenance work, which may involve being outside in severe weather. The employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts and is occasionally exposed to fumes, airborne particles or toxic or caustic substances. The noise level may be high in field and plant settings.

The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. This Job Description is intended to identify and illustrate the kinds of duties that may be assigned to an employee holding such a position and is not to be interpreted as describing all of the duties that may ever be required of such an employee.

 Please apply either electronically through our website (Job Application) , or by e-mailing or in person at 9 E. Granville St. Sunbury, Ohio or regular mail at P O Box 508 Sunbury, OH 43074 by Friday September 24th, 2021, 4:30 pm. Questions can be directed to Village Administrator Steve Pyles.

The Village of Sunbury is an equal opportunity employer

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Posted on: August 19, 2021