County Manager - Granville County, NC

County of Granville, NC

Granville County (County Seat, Oxford, NC) is seeking an energetic, facilitative and visionary County Manager. Consider the opportunity to lead a County where there is respect for community history, rural culture is embraced, and there is a vision for economic vitality using a regional approach. The next County Manager will join at a time where there are important opportunities for broadband expansion, capital projects for regional economic development initiatives, ARPA funding and a stable tax base that allow for meeting strategic priorities. This leader must have the ability to relate well to the community and the ability to partner with an engaged Board to carry out the strategic priorities of a rural county wishing to maintain its rural charm and grow at the same time. The successful candidate will also have a track record of dynamic influence skills in seeking common ground across multiple partners, a history of creating an “employer of choice” culture for employees where they thrive and meet the challenge to deliver excellence in service delivery, tech savviness in leveraging solutions to enhance effectiveness, and consistent and excellent fiscal management. About the Organization: The County Manager serves as chief administrator of county government and maintains responsibilities for administering all departments under the general control of the seven-member Board of Commissioners. The Granville County Administration includes the County Manager, the Assistant County Manager, the Clerk to the Board/Executive Assistant, the Public Information Officer/Grant Development Specialist, and the Senior Administrative Support Specialist. The County Manager and the Clerk to the Board are both appointed directly by the Board of Commissioners. Granville County Government enhances the quality of life for the citizens of the County by providing an array of services through a responsive, effective, and efficient local government. These services focus on: Health and Public Safety, Human and Social Services, Environmental Management, Education, Recreation and Cultural Opportunities, and Economic Development. The 2021 – 2022 budget of $74.7 mil which can be viewed here, guides the County’s commitment to ensuring a vibrant community through open, honest government, maintaining an innovative and equitable work environment, and highly prizing accuracy, accountability, and reliability. In our daily work, 346 full-time and 42 part-time employees value teamwork and cooperation, collaboration, innovation, strong leadership, public integrity, listening and responding to stakeholders, diversity, motivation, genuine respect for our fellow citizens, prudent financial management and regulatory compliance. The County’s tax rate is $0.84 for each $100 of assessed valuation. Through its 2021 – 2025 Strategic plan, the County is focused on supporting a healthy and active community with convenient access to county services and opportunities to enjoy cultural and recreational amenities; pursuing a thriving, livable community with diverse economic opportunities; meeting community needs by supporting educational opportunities for all; being a community where residents are safe from crime and injury; and, building and maintaining trust within the community and with current and prospective County employees. About the Position: Reporting to the Board of Commissioners, the County Manager is responsible for the following functions: ensuring that all ordinances and policies of the Board are implemented; making recommendations on business matters; recommending an annual budget; and keeping the Board informed on the County’s financial condition. The County Manager serves in the official capacity of budget officer, personnel officer and purchasing official. In carrying out duties, the County Manager will exemplify and elevate the County’s values of honest and responsible; capable in their area of expertise; and caring and empathetic people. A key responsibility will be working with the Board and staff to educate residents about county government’s role and the strategic plan which offers a clear template for action to meet community needs where growth is occurring. Growth can also create challenges among residents who may have differing values or visions for the community. Transparent communication and flexibility as opportunities and challenges arise will be important characteristics of the next Manager. Qualifications: A bachelor’s degree in Public or Business Administration or closely related field is required; a master’s degree in Public or Business Administration and/or ICMA credentialed management is desirable. Candidate must have five or more years of successful and progressive levels of supervisory and management experience, prefer experience in North Carolina local county government. Salary and Benefits: The Board is offering a competitive salary up to $165,000, that will be negotiable based on experience and qualifications. The County provides a competitive benefits package including medical and life insurance, group rate coverage for dental and vision, a flexible spending plan, 401(k) with 1% match, and a retirement pension (once fully vested). Residency within Granville County is required for this position. To apply, please visit and click on the County Manager – Granville County, NC title. To learn more about the selection process, visit, select “Client Openings” and scroll down to “Important Information for Applicants.” All applications must be submitted online via the Developmental Associates application portal – NOT the County Employment Application portal, nor any other external website; it is not sufficient to send only a resume. Resumes and cover letters as well as unofficial transcripts must be uploaded with the application. Applicants must apply by July 7, 2022. Successful semi-finalists will be invited to participate in virtual interviews and skill evaluation on August 11-12, 2022. Candidates are encouraged to reserve these dates for virtual meetings should they be invited to participate. All inquiries should be emailed to Granville County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The recruitment and selection process is being managed by Developmental Associates, LLC.

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Job Function
Chief Administrator (City, County, Town Manager)
Position Type
Full Time

County of Granville


PO BOX 906
Oxford, NC 27565-0906
United States

Form of Government
County Council-Administrator/Manager


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