Village of Forest Hiring Village Administrator

Written by on August 2, 2021

The Village of Forest OH is currently accepting applications for the immediate opening of the position of Village Administrator.

The successful candidate will be self motivated, familiar with public service, and capable of managing the daily operation of an incorporated village of approximately 1500 residents.

This unique individual will be proficient at balancing their time between maintenance and service tasks, as well as administrative functions.

Qualifications for this position include:

.Skillful at working with the public in a polite and diplomatic manner while following consistent guidelines.

.Physically able to perform and supervise maintenance and other service department projects at the village level.

.Experienced with direction and supervision employees. Familiar with the employee evaluation process and use of the village handbook.

.Regular interacting with the Mayor, Village Council, Council Sub-Committees contributing to the short and long term planning towards Village services and growth.

.Networking with Police, Fire and EMS departments to support overall Village safety.

.Capable of coordinating with other public agencies and entities.

.Proficient verbal and written communication skills, and experience in an office setting

.Regular attendance at council and other meetings

Other expectations are as follows:

.Familiar with and able to operate basic construction and typical Village equipment

.Working knowledge of basic overall Village infrastructure

.Possess or willing to obtain (within 6 months of hire) Commercial Driver’s License to drive standard shift commercial trucks.

.Possess or willing to obtain Class II, Municipal Water and Sewer Licensees

.Possess or willing to obtain certification in First Aid, CPR and AED

.Willing to obtain other certification or licensing as determined by the Mayor and/ or Council.

.Experience with researching and writing grants is a plus

.A working knowledge zoning, laws, procedures and enforcement.

This is an exciting and challenging opportunity in a growing Village full of small town benefits. Resumes will be accepted through August 30, 2021

Forest is an equal opportunity employer and will offer an attractive salary package commensurate with experience and licensure.

Send Cover letter, resume and three personal references to Dean A. Hankins, Mayor, 211 W. Lima St., Forest, Ohio or email

If you have any questions phone 419-273-2500.

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