Welcome Home! The City of Shinnston is located in the heart of "Mountaineer Country" in North Central West Virginia. With over 2,240 residents, Shinnston combines a proud history, a solid present, and an exciting future and provides a unique quality of life to families and individuals looking for the small town life, with easy access to larger areas.
On our web pages you will find all the information you need to know about our community, its economy, education system, recreation, special events, and local government, as well as other interesting sites about West Virginia. Shinnston is also one of ten award-winning Blueprint Communities in the state of West Virginia and is committed to developing its assets to the fullest of its potential. Our community also plays host to Frontier Days, Relay for Life and many other community involvement programs designed to better our area. We invite you to tour our town and enjoy our site.
***City Manager Search***
The City of Shinnston, West Virginia is seeking a qualified applicant for the position of City Manager. The City’s population is 2,250, annual budget over all departments is approximately 4 million and employees number 29 in departments including police, water, wastewater and public works. The successful candidate will demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills, ability to work with regulatory agencies, community and economic development skills, solid planning and decision-making skills, ability to build and maintain effective intergovernmental relations, experience with unionized employees, and knowledge of planning and zoning concepts. A masters degree in public administration is desired but comparable experience will be considered. Competitive salary commensurate with experience and education. Send cover letter, resume and three professional references to: Manager Search, City of Shinnston, 40 Main Street, Shinnston, WV 26431. Same will be accepted by e-mail at email@example.com with subject line “Manager Search” in Word or PDF format only. Information must be received by 4:30 pm on November 2, 2015.
The mission of the City of Shinnston is to provide excellent utility, public works, and customer services; to encourage economic development of the City; to ensure public safety; and to foster an atmosphere of community involvement.