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County Manager

County of Wake, NC

10 Nov 17
Open until filled
Job Function
Chief Administrator (City/County Manager)

Full Time

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Job Location

Raleigh, NC






PO Box 550
Raleigh , NC 27602-0550

Form of Govt

Council-Administrator (County)


Chief appointed official position was recognized by ICMA in 1965 as a Council-Manager position.

Centrally located in the Triangle area of North Carolina, Wake County (pop. 1.03 million) is one of the fastest growing regions in the nation, forecasted to double its population within the next 40 years. The County is the center of the state government, with the Capitol Building, legislature, and many government offices located in Raleigh, the County seat. A Council-Manager form of government, the County is currently governed by a seven-member Board of Commissioners, who were elected at-large to serve two and four-year staggered terms. Due to redistricting legislation approved by the North Carolina General Assembly in 2015, then modified by the courts in 2016, all seven county commission seats will be up for election in November 2018. The Board appoints the County Manager, County Attorney, Clerk to the Board and the Revenue Director. The County Manager is responsible for the general administration of all County departments and agencies under the guidance of the Board of Commissioners and for maintaining effective relationships with many community and business agencies. The County has an adopted FY2018 general fund annual operating budget of $1.26 billion, of which approximately 56% goes for funding education. The County has 3,800 employees and a AAA bond rating with the top municipal bond rating agencies. A dynamic, approachable leader who has an innovative, collaborative management style and exceptional interpersonal and communication skills is needed. Must be diplomatic, politically astute, apolitical, and be able to work effectively with the Board and other governmental officials, including city/state/federal agencies, as well as many external agencies. Requirements for the position include a Bachelor’s degree with an emphasis in Public or Business Administration, Finance, Economics, or a similar field; Master’s degree preferred. Candidates must have at least ten (10) years of leadership experience as a County or City Manager, Deputy/Assistant Manager or Department Head in an organization of similar-size and complexity. The successful candidate should have considerable knowledge of and experience in capital improvements, community relations, organizational change, strategic planning and implementation efforts, and budget management. The salary range is open, dependent upon qualifications. The first review of applications will take place on November 20, 2017; position is open until filled. If you are interested in this outstanding opportunity, please apply online at Questions regarding this recruitment may be directed to S. Renée Narloch & Associates, (850) 391-0000 or A detailed brochure is available at Wake County is an Equal Opportunity/ADA Employer.

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