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Assistant City Manager




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Assistant City Manager – Hickory. Salary Range $94,159.08 – $141,238.62. Hickory, North Carolina, is a three-time All-America City on the Catawba River approximately one hour east of Asheville and one hour north of Charlotte. More than 40,000 residents call Hickory their home and Hickory is the hub of a 350,000 metropolitan area. Hickory has outstanding school systems, seven recreation facilities, two libraries, several golf courses, theaters, art museums, and eighteen gorgeous parks. Beautiful Lake Hickory is over 4,000 acres and has many public access areas. Please check out Hickory at or for a web portal all about Hickory and the surrounding areas and what makes Hickory a “Well Crafted” City. The City of Hickory operates under the Council-Manager form of government and prides itself on being the first City in NC and the third City in the nation to adopt this form of government.  The position reports directly to the City Manager.  Provides highly responsible administrative direction to assigned departments and functions. Manages competing demands, performance of multiple tasks, frequent work beyond normal business hours and responds to stakeholder customer issues. Must possess the ability to effectively manage the implementation of programs and initiatives. This position requires an effective leader and decision-maker who is action-oriented and community-focused.   Serves as an agent of the City Manager, acts on behalf of the City Manager when assigned and assists in the overall daily administration, decision-making and policy direction of assigned departments. The Assistant City Manager is an integral part of the City’s management team and represents the City Manager’s Office at meetings, with other governmental agencies and citizen groups. Ensures consistent communication of goals, actions and activities of the City. One of the primary job responsibilities of this position is managing the City’s economic development activities. This position directs, manages, supervises, and coordinates the activities and operations of the of City’s Bond Program:  departments, private/public entities and professional firms involved in the City of Hickory bond implementation, design and construction process. This position exercises functional authority, with the direction of the City Manager's office, for planning, organizing, integrating and completing all activities associated with the bond process from the design phase through completion of construction. Requires degree in business/public administration, preferably M.P.A., and at least ten (10) years of progressively responsible management experience with local government.  Requires comprehensive knowledge of all aspects of municipal government. City residency required within 6 months of employment.  Applicant expected start date is March 2018. Qualified applicants are considered for positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, genetics, or the presence of a non-job related medical condition or disability. U.S. Law requires all applicants to furnish proof of identity and right to work in the U.S. All offers of employment are contingent on the successful completion of a post-offer medical examination, which includes a drug screen procedure. This examination process is designed to determine if applicants are able to efficiently perform the essential functions of the job without physical harm to themselves, or others. All applicants are subject to a background check. Attach letter of interest and resume to online application, including work and salary history as well as names and telephone numbers of five work-related references.