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Assistant County Manager

Category: Management
Description:
THE ASSISTANT COUNTY MANAGER IS RESPONSIBLE FOR ASSISTING THE COUNTY MANAGER WITH ALL ASPECTS OF COUNTY ADMINISTRATION. THIS POSITION SERVES A DUAL ROLE AND IS ALSO CONSIDERED THE HUMAN SERVICES DIRECTOR. RESPONSIBILITIES RELY MORE ON GENERAL MANAGEMENT COMPETENCIES RATHER THAN BEING A SUBJECT MATTER EXPERT IN ANY OF THE ASSIGNED DEPARTMENTS. AS THE 4TH LARGEST COUNTY IN NORTH CAROLINA, WITH A POPULATION OF 350,000, FORSYTH COUNTY HAS OVER 2300 POSITIONS IN 20+ DEPARTMENTS AND AN ANNUAL OPERATING BUDGET OF $458.7 MILLION. OUR MISSION IS TO COOPERATIVELY SUPPORT AND MAINTAIN A COMMUNITY WHICH IS SAFE AND HEALTHY, CONVENIENT AND PLEASANT TO LIVE IN, WITH EDUCATIONAL, CULTURAL AND ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITIES FOR ALL. THE IDEAL CANDIDATE WILL BE A TRANSFORMATIONAL LEADER AND HAVE THOROUGH KNOWLEDGE OF THE ORGANIZATION AND FUNCTIONS OF COUNTY GOVERNMENT AND MUST DEMONSTRATE THE FOLLOWING KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: THOROUGH KNOWLEDGE OF STATE LAW AND REGULATIONS AFFECTING COUNTY GOVERNMENT. THOROUGH KNOWLEDGE OF SOURCES OF INFORMATION NEEDED IN PREPARING RESEARCH REPORTS AND MAKING ADMINISTRATIVE DECISIONS. ABILITY TO ASSIST IN THE COORDINATION OF THE EFFORTS OF VARIOUS DEPARTMENTS AND AGENCIES. ABILITY TO EXPLAIN COUNTY POLICIES AND PROCEDURES AND TO DETERMINE THEIR EFFECTIVENESS. ABILITY TO DEAL EFFECTIVELY WITH GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS, THE PUBLIC, AND OTHER EMPLOYEES. THE SELECTED CANDIDATE MUST BECOME A RESIDENT OF FORSYTH COUNTY NO MORE THAN 180 DAYS AFTER THE FIRST DAY OF EMPLOYMENT AS ASSISTANT COUNTY MANAGER. GRADUATION FROM A FOUR YEAR COLLEGE WITH A DEGREE IN PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION, BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION, OR A CLOSELY RELATED FIELD AND FIVE YEARS OF PROGRESSIVELY RESPONSIBLE EXPERIENCE IN A STATE OR LOCAL GOVERNMENT, INCLUDING TWO YEARS AS A MANAGER, ASSISTANT MANAGER, OR DEPARTMENT HEAD. A MASTER'S DEGREE IN PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION OR A CLOSELY RELATED FIELD PREFERRED. A FOUR-YEAR DEGREE OUTSIDE OF THE RELEVANT ACADEMIC FIELD PLUS ADDITIONAL YEARS OF RELEVANT EXPERIENCE MAY ALSO BE CONSIDERED. A VALID N.C. DRIVER'S LICENSE IS REQUIRED. IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED, SUBMIT AN APPLICATION ONLINE AT HTTPS://AGENCY.GOVERNMENTJOBS.COM/FORSYTHCOUNTYNC/DEFAULT.CFM. CLOSING DATE: 12/01/2019
Employer: Forsyth County Government
Expires: 12/1/2019
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