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Associate Purchasing Officer 
Associate Purchasing Officer This is a professional supervisory work position performing all purchasing functions for the City under the Purchasing Officer. Responsible for the procurement of all goods and services for City Departments. Reviews and analyzes departmental purchase requests and specifications, writing specifications, researching products and services, maintaining vendor contacts and overseeing bid procedures. Responsible for making standard purchasing decisions. Must have considerable knowledge skill and ability in all phases of municipal purchasing. A Bachelorís degree from a recognized college or university in business administration or related field preferably including or supplemented with special course work in purchasing, plus five years of progressively responsible experience in purchasing. Prior supervising experience preferred. Experience may substitute for degree at the Cityís discretion. Salary $66,393.60 to $75,233.60, DOE. Apply on line at www.meridenct.gov or send resumes to Caroline Beitman, Personnel Dept., City Hall, 142 E. Main St., CT 06450. Last date to apply is Friday, June 3, 2016.

City Manager 
City Manager Poised for transformational change, the City of Meriden is seeking a person with strong leadership skills eager to accept a significant public services challenge. The next City Manager will work together with a dedicated City staff and an engaged community to execute a major reinvestment it its city center and overall quality of life. The City Manager is appointed by a 12-member City Council, is the chief executive officer of the City, and is responsible for the supervision of all departments. The Manager prepares and submits an annual budget to the Council and is responsible for its successful execution; prepares and administers the capital improvement plan; advises the Council on the financial condition and service needs of the City; and recommends policies necessary for the health, safety, and welfare of the community. Requirements include an undergraduate degree in public administration, business administration or closely related field combined with at least eight years of increasingly responsible experience in municipal management. Preferred qualifications are a Masterís Degree in Public or Business Administration, ICMA Credentialed Manager status, and experience with development/redevelopment, economic development and housing, labor relations, public safety, and human and financial management. Preference will also be given to experienced city or town managers, or assistant managers from jurisdictions of comparable size and complexity. The Manager will be required to reside within the City within one year of appointment. The hiring salary range is expected to be $160,000 Ė $170,000 depending on qualifications, with an excellent benefit package. Applications will be accepted electronically by The Novak Consulting Group. Applicants must first complete a brief online form and then are prompted to provide one document (Word or PDF) that includes a cover letter, resume, and a list of 3-5 professional references. The position will remain open until filled with a first review of applications on June 3, 2016. Questions should be directed to Catherine Tuck Parrish at apply@thenovakconsultinggroup.com or 240-832-1778.