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Town Manager




League Letter


Town Manager – Rolesville. The Town of Rolesville in Wake County, NC (pop. approx. 7K) council-manager form of government), is seeking an energetic, facilitative and visionary Town Manager who will wear multiple hats, with a special emphasis on excellent fiscal management and economic development. The Town Manager must have the ability to relate well to community and have the ability to partner with an engaged Board to carry out the strategic priorities of the Town.  About the Position: The Town Manager, who reports to the Mayor and a five-person Board of Commissioners, leads 34 FTE and oversees the departments of Administration, Parks and Recreation, Planning, Police and Public Works.  The FY 17-18 general fund budget of $6.7M is supported by a tax rate of $.048 per $100 of assessed tax value. In addition to supervising staff, the Town Manager must be effective at securing and overseeing contracted services.  Rolesville offers Natural Gas via PSNC, and water and sewer through the City of Raleigh.  The Town provides fire protection by contract with Rolesville Rural Fire and Eastern Wake EMS.   The Town Manager is also the staff liaison with the Planning Board and Board of Adjustment. There are a number of economic development opportunities facing the town along with the need to balance the agricultural history of the community and excellent quality of life. Their motto is “Celebrating our past, Embracing our future.” Key strategic goals for the FY 17-18 year are to improve the overall appearance of the Town of Rolesville, increase economic development efforts, expand municipal athletic facilities, improve the Town Center Complex and continue to improve community relations. More information about the budget and strategic priorities can be found at Qualifications: Minimum education is a Bachelor’s degree; however, Masters of Public Administration or equivalent graduate degree is strongly preferred. Successful candidate has 15-20 years of progressive management experience at department head level or higher within a small to midsized municipal government organizations.  ICMA credentialed certification is desirable.   Salary range and Application Process: Hiring range is $105,000-125,000 with executive benefits. Salary commensurate with experience. Residency is required. To apply, you must complete an online application via Developmental Associates’ online system.  Resumes may be uploaded to the system but will not be accepted in lieu of a fully completed application. The position closes January 09, 2018. Semi-finalists will participate in an assessment center February 15-16, 2018 in Rolesville. Questions about the process and optional materials may be emailed to  For more information, visit the Town website at  EOE