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Town Manager

Category: Management
Description:
TOWN MANAGER-BENSON, NC, POPULATION 3,500, IS SEEKING QUALIFIED CANDIDATES FOR THE TOWN MANAGER POSITION. LOCATED IN JOHNSTON COUNTY, THIS GROWING TOWN IS JUST 22 MILES SOUTH-SOUTHEAST OF RALEIGH, SITUATED AT THE INTERSECTION OF I-95 AND I-40, WITHIN A TWO-HOUR DRIVE OF THE ATLANTIC COAST AND THREE HOURS FROM THE BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAINS. THE TOWN OF BENSON EMPLOYS A FULL TIME EQUIVALENT STAFF OF 70 EMPLOYEES, WHOM PROVIDE A FULL-SERVICE RANGE OF SERVICES INCLUDING ELECTRICITY, WATER, SEWER, POLICE, FIRE, PARKS AND RECREATION, CULTURAL ARTS FACILITIES, PLANNING/ZONING AND CODE ENFORCEMENT, AS WELL AS PUBLIC WORKS. THE APPROVED FISCAL YEAR 2020 BUDGET IS $12,063,258. THE TOWN IS GOVERNED UNDER A COUNCIL-MANAGER FORM OF GOVERNMENT WITH THE BOARD CONSISTING OF A MAYOR, THREE DISTRICT COMMISSIONERS AND THREE NON-PARTISAN COMMISSIONERS. THE TOWN MANAGER IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE GENERAL DIRECTION OF THE TOWN’S OPERATIONS AND RECOMMENDING POLICIES AND PROGRAMS TO THE TOWN COUNCIL AND IMPLEMENTING THEIR VISIONS. A SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE WILL BE A STRATEGIC-THINKER AND A VISIONARY WITH EFFECTIVE MANAGEMENT STYLES. THE CANDIDATE SHOULD HAVE EXCELLENT VERBAL AND WRITTEN COMMUNICATION SKILLS AND THE ABILITY TO RAISE THE STAFF TO THE NEXT LEVEL. THE CANDIDATE SHOULD HAVE A STRONG COMMITMENT TO ENHANCING THE COMMUNITY AND PROACTIVELY MARKETING AND GROWING THE TOWN OF BENSON. THE CANDIDATE WILL POSSESS THE ABILITY TO WORK EFFECTIVELY WITH A WIDE VARIETY OF CITIZENS, BUSINESS LEADERS, ELECTED OFFICIALS AND STAFF. THE TOWN OF BENSON IS LOOKING FOR A SEASONED PROFESSIONAL WITH FIVE TO SEVEN YEARS OF PROGRESSIVELY RESPONSIBLE EXPERIENCE IN LOCAL GOVERNMENT INCLUDING EXPERIENCE IN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, REVITALIZATION, AND BUDGETING. A MASTER’S DEGREE IN A RELATED FIELD IS PREFERRED BUT THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MAY CONSIDER A BACHELOR’S DEGREE BASED ON EXPERIENCE. THE FIRST FORMAL REVIEW OF APPLICATIONS WILL BEGIN ON AUGUST 15TH. THE HIRING RANGE WILL DEPEND ON EXPERIENCE WITH THE RANGE BEING $90,000 TO $105,000. POSITION IS OPEN UNTIL FILLED. TO RECEIVE FULL CONSIDERATION QUALIFIED APPLICANTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. ALL APPLICATION PACKAGES MUST CONTAIN A COVER LETTER, A RESUME, A LIST OF THREE REFERENCES, AND A COMPLETED TOWN OF BENSON APPLICATION. APPLICATIONS MUST BE MAILED TO P.O. BOX 69, BENSON, NC 27504-0069, HAND DELIVERED TO 303 EAST CHURCH STREET, BENSON, NC 27504 OR EMAILED TO FRED NELSON, INTERIM TOWN MANAGER, AT FNELSON@TOWNOFBENSON.COM. TO ACCESS AN APPLICATION VISIT WWW.TOWNOFBENSON.COM AND NAVIGATE TO THE EMPLOYMENT PAGE. THE TOWN OF BENSON IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY PROVIDER, EMPLOYER, AND LENDER.
Employer: Town of Benson
Expires: 8/10/2019
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