Employment Opportunity

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The Village of Swansea, IL, a suburban community located 20 minutes east of downtown St. Louis, MO, is seeking applicants to fill the position of Village Administrator. At a minimum, applicants must have a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration or related field with major course work in local government, public administration, business administration, personnel management, budgeting, or related fields.  Master of Public Administration is preferred.  Must also have at least 5 years of progressively responsible experience in local government, part of which must be in a management or leadership role.  Previous experience as Village or City Administrator, City Manager, or as an assistant to one of the above is also preferred.  The successful candidate will have proven abilities in local government, economic and community development, effective staff management, collaboration, communication, constituent service, finance / budgeting, and general administration. For more details click on the job summary below. 

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Preference is for a July 2018 start date to allow up to 3 months overlap with the current Administrator who is retiring Sep 30, 2018.  Salary range $78,647.96 - $113,652.32, dependent upon applicant knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience.  Submit a cover letter, resume, salary history, and any other pertinent information no later than noon on April 6, 2018.  Mail to the Swansea Government Center, Attn: Village Administrator, 1444 Boul Avenue, Swansea, IL 62226, or email to ljoost@swanseail.org.


     Part-time Summer Employment

The Village of Swansea is taking applications for part-time summer employment working outdoors                 and performing manual labor like cutting grass and assisting with roadway maintenance. Applicants  must be physically able to lift up to 50 pounds, must have a valid driver's license, and an excellent work ethic. Preference is for those with experience operating commercial lawn mowers.

The Village may be willing to hire someone as early as April 2nd, and to keep that person employed through October or so. The weekly schedule is 32 hours per week, with 2 hours of that on Saturday and Sunday every other week, to help cover weekend park maintenance.  

Entry level is $10 per hour. Apply by printing out the application for employment below, or by picking up an application at the Government Center, and returning completed applications to 1444 Boul Avenue. Positions may be filled as candidates apply.