Job Details

Town Manager
Town of Benson, NC
Job 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 To access an application visit and navigate to the Employment page.

The Town of Benson is an equal opportunity provider, employer, and lender.

Job Details
$90,000 - $105,000, DOE
Job Function:
Chief Administrator (City, County, Town Manager)
Position Type:
Full Time
No preference
Town of Benson
PO Box 69
Benson, NC 27504-0069
United States
Population: 3,500
Form of Government: Council-Manager