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 email@example.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.