Community Board 9 Accepting District Manager Applications

Community Board 9 is now accepting resumes from individuals interested in the district manager position.

The board, which serves Kew Gardens, Richmond Hill, Woodhaven and Ozone Park, has been searching for candidates since longtime District Manager Mary Ann Carey announced her retirement in August. As of Oct. 1, the position has been vacant.

“Community Board 9’s next district manager will play a critical role in ensuring that the board effectively serves the residents of Woodhaven, Ozone Park, Richmond Hill and Kew Gardens,” said Board Chairman Ralph Gonzalez. “If you are a qualified individual who is interested in making a difference in the community, I urge you to apply. Every applicant will receive a fair review, and we want the best possible person for the job.”

According to a CB 9 spokesman, the district manager will work under the direction of the board, will monitor and evaluate the delivery of municipal services and will be actively involved in coordinating the delivery of those services. He or she will receive and process complaints from residents. The district manager will also provide reports to the board on meetings he or she attends, and on complaints received from residents. The district manager will also supervise and administer the office and staff of the board.

CB9’s District Manager Search Committee approved a set of preferred skills and requirements. Competitive candidates will have supervisory, administrative and complaint-resolution experience. Knowledge of New York City government and zoning codes is helpful. Candidates must possess excellent writing, oral communication and public speaking skills, and must be computer literate. It is a full-time position requiring both daytime and evening hours.

To apply, candidates must mail their resume, with registered return receipt, to Community Board 9 – Application Submission 120-55 Queens Blvd., Suite 310-A Kew Gardens, NY 11424 by Nov. 7. No other form of application submission will be accepted and no faxes or phone calls accepted.



By Michael V. Cusenza


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