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Assistant Town Manager

Town of Garner, NC

Reopened – New Salary Range - The Town of Garner seeks a thoughtful, tech-savvy, and service-oriented leader for its next Assistant Town Manager. Successful candidates will have a track record of working effectively within the Council-Manager form of government, leading talented staff, managing the challenges of growth in alignment with town values. They will have experience working with a diverse and participatory community, regional partners, and the Council to carry out the community’s strategic priorities.

Operating under a non-partisan Council-Manager form of government, the Town Manager reports to a Mayor and five Council members. The Assistant Town Manager reports to the Town Manager. The FY 21-22 overall budget is $43.2M. A team of 190 employees, not including part-time and seasonal staff, serve the citizens of Garner across 11 departments. The Town is currently completing capital projects from its 2013 $35.7M bond related to infrastructure, revitalization, and innovation. The Town is planning a $69M bond referendum for fall 2021. Current and future plans for Garner are guided by the strategic plan which outlines goals.

As one of two Assistant Town Managers, the experience and credentialing of the successful candidate is equally focused on both technical and leadership skills. The current portfolio for this ATM position includes operating departments such as Parks and Recreation and Public Works and services departments like IT and Budget; however, the final portfolio will depend on the skills and strengths of the person hired.

The successful ATM candidate will have a minimum of 5-7 years of increasingly responsible professional experience in municipal management with at least three years at a department head level role or above. Experience as a Town Manager or Assistant is preferred. A minimum of a bachelor’s degree is required while a master’s degree is strongly preferred.

How to Apply

Application Deadline
To apply, go to portal and click on the Assistant Town Manager – Garner link. All applications must be fully completed and submitted online.

Job Details

Job Function
Assistant/Deputy Chief Administrator
Position Type
Full Time

Town of Garner


900 7Th Ave
Garner, NC 27529-3796
United States

Form of Government