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County Manager

Category: Management
Jackson County Is Seeking A Skilled Professional With Proven Leadership Ability To Serve As The Next County Manager. The Ideal Candidate Will Be An Individual Who Is Approachable And Possesses Strong People And Communication Skills To Effectively Establish And Foster Internal And External Relationships. The Candidate Must Have A Proven Track Record Of Effective Decision-making And Problem-solving. In Addition, The County Manager Will Lead Departments And Build Teams To Provide Quality Services To The County’s Citizens In A Fiscally Responsible Manner. Jackson County Is A Place Of Lofty Peaks, Rushing Water And Spectacular Scenery. Natural Beauty Abounds With Lakes, Rivers And Streams, And Nationally Known Trout-fishing Waters. The County Encompasses 495 Square Miles, Has Four Incorporated Towns And Several Well-defined Communities. The County Contains Or Borders Some 45 Miles Of The Incomparable Blue Ridge Parkway And Adjoins The Cherokee Indian Reservation. Jackson County Is 50 Miles From Asheville, 111 Miles From Knoxville, 50 Miles From Gatlinburg, And 150 Miles From Atlanta, GA. Jackson County’s Governing Body, The Board Of Commissioners, Consists Of Five Members. Each Of These Members Serve Four-year Terms. The Chairman Is Elected At-large, With No District Residency Requirement. The Remaining Commissioners Are Also Elected At-large But Must Reside Within One Of The Four Districts Located In The County. Jackson County Employs 438 FTE Employees And Has A Total Budget Of $88M. The County Manager Serves As Chief Administrator Of County Government And Maintains Responsibilities For Administering All Departments Under The General Control Of The Five-member Board Of Commissioners.
A Bachelor’s Degree In Public Or Business Administration, Economics, Finance Or Related Field Is Required; A Master’s Degree In Public Or Business Administration And/or ICMA Accreditation Is Preferred. Candidate Must Have Five Or More Years Of Successful And Progressive Levels Of Supervisory And Management Experience In Local Government, Preferably In North Carolina. 
Salary Range Is $160,000 - $175,000 Depending On Qualifications And Experience. Benefits Include Participation In The Local Governmental Employees Retirement System, Vacation And Sick Leave, Medical And Dental Insurance, Group Life Insurance And Other Supplemental Benefit Programs. Successful Candidate Must Become A Resident Of Jackson County And Possess Or Be Able To Obtain A North Carolina Driver License Upon Employment. 
Application Process And Deadline - Please Visit Https:// Applications Will Be Accepted Through December 18, 2023. Only Applications Submitted Online In This Manner Will Be Accepted.
Employer: Jackson County
Expires: 12/13/2023