Fayetteville, NC (pop. 210,000) The City of Fayetteville is seeking candidates who are leaders in local government with a strong desire to assist in leading a community dedicated to high quality customer service while maintaining its sense of place and history. The ideal candidate will possess an open, approachable management style and a calm, professional demeanor that emphasizes teamwork and collaboration. Candidates for this position must be comfortable providing creative guidance and leadership as the City moves forward into its next phase of growth and development.
The City of Fayetteville is an award-winning city that is home to Fort Bragg, the Army’s headquarters for Airborne and Special Operations forces, and Pope Army Air Field. Located in Cumberland County, the City is more than 250 years old and steeped in history. The City’s 150 square miles include a historic downtown shopping area, numerous historic sites, seven museums, three colleges and universities, multiple entertainment venues, and award-winning golf courses. The Assistant City Manager will provide leadership over a group of city departments to be assigned based on the candidate’s experience and interest. The previous Assistant City Manager was assigned to lead Transit, Development Services, Economic and Community Development and Human Relations. Regardless of departments assigned, the Assistant City Manager will be responsible for fiscal planning and organizational development with their assigned departments along with focusing on performance measurements.
Successful candidate will have the following qualifications and experiences:
Continue to cultivate strong working relationships with residents, employees, businesses and stakeholders by providing guidance to the City Manager and City Council on the delivery of local government services.
Be committed to embracing an organization that places a high value on diversity and inclusion in its workforce as well as in the community and have the ability to incorporate those values into programs and services provided by the City.
Possess a demonstrated record of team-oriented style leadership with a comprehensive knowledge of fiscal planning, organizational development and performance measurements.
A bachelor's degreein public administration, business administration or a related field plus eight or more years of increasingly responsible experience in government or business management and five years of administrative and supervisory responsibility, a master’s degree is preferred. Designation as an ICMA Credentialed Manager is also preferred, but not required. Assistant Manager experience in a smaller community, or department director experience in a larger municipality will also be considered.
The starting salary range is $120,000 - $145,000 DOQ. Apply online with resume, cover letter and contact information for five professional references by January 4, 2019 to the attention of Sarah McKee, Vice-President, GovHRUSA, 630 Dundee Road #130, Northbrook, IL 60062. Tel: (847) 380-3243.