TOWN ADMINISTRATOR:  The Town of Paonia seeks a qualified, energetic, and professional individual to fill the position of Town Administrator. Paonia (pop. 1650) is located in the North Fork of the Gunnison River Valley and is surrounded by the West Elk Mountain range in Delta County. A bachelor’s degree in business administration, finance, public administration, management, or a related field is required and a master’s degree is preferred with at least five years of experience at the executive level.  The Town Administrator must demonstrate management and leadership skills, excellent communication skills, the ability to promote and lead excellence in Town services, strong community relations, plus comprehensive budget and finance strengths.  Outstanding leadership in a private or non-profit organization will be considered on a case-by-case basis.  Experience with a statutory Colorado municipality is preferred.  Position requires an individual with high integrity, coupled with excellent problem solving and decision-making competence.  In addition, the Town Administrator must be able to demonstrate strong competence in conflict management, team management, and diplomacy.  Financial acumen and human resources management round out key competencies for this position.  Salary commensurate with experience.  Additional information about the community and the position can be found at Please submit letters of interest with resumes to:  Corinne Ferguson, Town Clerk, PO Box 460, Paonia, CO  81428, or via e-mail to  Closing date:  November 15, 2016.  The Town of Paonia is an equal opportunity employer.

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