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Morehead City - City Manager. (Starting salary range $115,000 to $135,000 DOE [Updated Range] + competitive benefits package). Located on the renowned Crystal Coast, the Town of Morehead City entices its residents and visitors with its local charm, vibrant business community, and excellent water activity facilities. With access to many public beaches, parks and recreation facilities, a wide range of fine dining, unique shops, entertainment and art galleries – Morehead City’s renovated waterfront has earned the Town the “Great Main Street” award from the North Carolina Chapter of the American Planning Association. Morehead City is the largest incorporated town in Carteret County with a permanent population of just over 9k residents, encompassing over 9.67 miles of land area.

Tourism remains one of the Town’s major industries by hosting the largest marlin tournament in the country,. In addition, Morehead City hosts the annual North Carolina Seafood festival which attracts upwards of 200,000 people. The new City Manager will serve at the pleasure of the five-member Council and Mayor and will be responsible for an Operating Budget of $26.2 million. The City Manager will oversee day-to-day operations of the Town, which includes management of the 11 Department Directors and 170+ employees. Morehead City’s highest priority for the new City Manager is fiscal management as the Town continues to experience steady growth and expansion. The successful candidate will hold a bachelor’s degree in public or business administration, political science, finance, or a related field (graduate degree preferred), minimum of 5 years’ experience as a City Manager in a comparable organization or as a Deputy/Assistant City Manager in a larger community. Morehead City is seeking applicants with exceptional interpersonal skills and extensive knowledge of Federal, state and local guidelines/best practices relating to city administration, fiscal management and workforce engagement. Position is open until filled. Qualified candidates are encouraged by  December 18, 2017.  To apply, visit For more information, please contact Chuck Rohre at or at 214.466.2436. Morehead City, NC is an equal opportunity employer.


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