City of Ranson, WV
City Manager Opening
Located in Jefferson County in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia, the City of Ranson is located approximately 70 miles west of Washington, DC, and 40 miles from Washington Dulles International Airport. Incorporated in 1910, Ranson is home to approximately 5,100 residents and is growing. The City’s prime strategic location within the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Statistical Area and proximity to I-81, I-70, I-95, I-66 and commuter rail to our nation’s capital make it an excellent place for economic development and to live. The surrounding area within the Shenandoah Valley also offers an abundance of historic places, site seeing, hiking, fishing, rafting and more. Operating under a Mayor/Manager form of government, the City of Ranson has six Councilors elected for four-year staggered terms, and a mayor who presides at the City Council meetings and is elected at-large for a four-year term. The City of Ranson provides a full range of municipal services consisting of the following 7 departments: police, parks and recreation, convention and visitor’s bureau, public works, community development and planning, general administration services, and finance. The City’s current operating budget is approximately $8 million with 43 full-time employees and 7 part-time employees. Under the general direction of the City Council, the City Manager is the Chief Executive Officer of the city and assists the mayor and council in the development and administration of city policies established by ordinances and resolutions.
Minimum qualifications are as follows: At least a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in public or business administration or a related field is highly preferred. Candidates must have at least 5 years’ experience as a City Manager or Administrator or similar leadership. Budget management experience. Be able to demonstrate the ability to support the elected leadership and lead city staff fairly and effectively in service to the public.
The City of Ranson is an Equal Opportunity Employer.