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Employment opportunity: Hazel Crest Village Manager

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The Village of Hazel Crest, Illinois, located in Northeastern Illinois, County of Cook, is a diverse community of 14,100 residents in close proximity to major regional employment and commercial centers in the Chicago metropolitan area. The village is located near the City of Chicago in the Chicago Southland approximately 25 miles south of the Chicago central business district.

Incorporated in 1911, and operating under the council-manager form of government, the Village of Hazel Crest is currently seeking an innovative leader who excels in helping to develop and implement solutions to problems, in consensus building, and visionary thinking. This is a professional public administration position at the upper management level.

The successful candidate:  will be a highly effective communicator in both oral and written communications and will be able to manage a staff of 105 full time employees in various departments and disciplines;  will have a personality that lends itself to problem solving, whether working with the elected officials or with the public in a creative, effective and efficient manner;  will have a proven record of accomplishment in economic development; and  should have at least four (4) years of experience in management, in or outside of government.

o A Bachelor’s degree in public administration or related field is required, and graduate studies a plus, except o in the case of an extraordinary candidate with an extraordinary set of skills and experience.

A background in municipal government is a plus, as is experience dealing with County, State and Federal government officials. Candidates should be comfortable assisting with and managing human resources, finances, budgets, infrastructure, community relations and negotiations.

Compensation will be negotiated depending on qualifications and experience. Benefits are in addition to the compensation. Candidate will be required to reside with the corporate boundary of the Village within eighteen (18) months of date of hire.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, references and other supporting material to: Manager Search – 2015, GMT Consultants,LLC, 801 Park Drive, Flossmoor, Illinois 60422. Or send as pdf files to email address: .

Additional questions may be directed to Interim Village Manager at (708) 335-9600. Deadline for submitting applications is July 3, 2015 4:00 PM CDT.

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