HOLMDEL, NJ - If you are looking for a job, there is a great one posted in Holmdel. Experience is preferred but not a requirement.

After the former administrator, Donna Vieiro, was investigated for various charges and ultimately left in good standing, the township posted the job on July 31st on the popular League of Municipalities website. http://njslom.org

A nearly ten thousand dollar contract was awarded to consultant Government Strategy Group at the urging of Committeeman Greg Buontempo. The consultant designed the ad and will assist with gathering resumes and scheduling interviews with qualified candidates.

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There may be a large response as the listing does not require you to have any experience as a Township Administrator or have a Masters Degree in Public Administration to get the job. The only stated ‘requirement’ is that you are tech savvy and can use Microsoft Office. 

A posting alongside Holmdel is Glassboro - Glassboro requires experience in the title for five years and a mandatory college degree. Holmdel does not.

There is an ordinance in the works that would ban any elected officials from being appointed as Township Administrator as well as a new addition pending that includes a ban for the job from anyone with an ethics violation. The new ordinance is planned to be considered in August and passed in Sepetember. The ordinance is not in effect yet and the job posting does not advise candidates of the proposed new standard.

Often, candidates that may qualify based on other experience in public sector are police chiefs, public works directors, construction code officials and others in similar roles. They would have a background in the mechanics of how municipal government functions.

Records show that people retire from the pension system and return for a post retirement job. The pension system generally frowns on employees retiring to collect a pension and subsequently jumping back in and there may be a waiting period of at least six months in order to keep the pension check coming.

Resumes will be accepted until August 30th and can be sent by email only to info@governmentstrategygroup.com

Here is the job opportunity:

TOWNSHIP ADMINISTRATOR – HOLMDEL TOWNSHIP, MONMOUTH COUNTY, NJ