TOWNSHIP OF ROXBURY • NEW JERSEY
(Starting salary range is negotiable and competitive based on experience and qualifications with excellent benefits)
Roxbury Township, New Jersey, is a vibrant community located in Morris County, 36 miles west-northwest of New York City, and 26 miles east of the Delaware Water Gap on the border of New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Roxbury is located at the intersections of Interstate Highway 80 and State Highways 46, 10 and 206. Its transportation assets also include two nearby New Jersey Transit rail stations, close proximity to Interstate Highway 287, and commuter bus service at the I-80 interchange for ready access to New York City.
The Roxbury area is the seventh-most affluent in the nation and home to a multitude of Fortune 500 businesses. The Township is home to 24,000 residents and is comprised of approximately 22 square miles of land. The residents are well-educated and engaged in community activities. Roxbury was selected by America’s Promise Alliance as one of the nation’s top 100 communities for young people. An abundance of recreational opportunities are available, including three lakes, 16 parks with 9 miles of scenic riding/hiking (or walking) trails, state of the art children’s play stations, the new Lake Shore Playground and Landing Road Recreational facility. The center piece of Roxbury’s recreational amenities is the award-winning Horseshoe Lake Complex, which offers swimming and year-round sports fields. Roxbuty serves as the gateway to the Lake Hopatcong recreational area, the largest lake in New Jersey. The Roxbury Schools are highly regarded and provide education for 3,750 students. Roxbury High School is ranked in the top 10 percent of New Jersey public schools.
Roxbury Township operates within the council-manager form of government under the Faulkner Act (see N J S A § 40 69A-1, et seq.). The Township Council consists of 7 elected officials, elected for four-year terms on a staggered basis from the population in partisan elections. Three at-large seats are selected together and one seat from each of four wards are elected two years later. The Mayor and Deputy Mayor are chosen from within the Council. The Township Council appoints a Township Manager who is responsible for the day-to-day operations associated with all municipal activities. The Township’s operating budget for FY 2016 (calendar year cycle) was $29.4 million with a staffing level of 150 full-time equivalents. The FY 2017 budget will be finalized in March. Township employees are represented by five bargaining units.