Town Manager


Job Details

  • Job Function: Chief Administrator (City, County, Town Manager)
  • Credential: Preferred
  • Salary: $90,000 - $110,000.
  • Population: 6,900
  • Website:
  • Form of Government: Council-Manager


TOWN MANAGER-SELMA, NC, population 6900, is seeking qualified candidates for the Town Manager position. Located near Raleigh-Durham, this growing, diverse community is located in Johnston County and is served by I-95 and US 70. Amtrak passenger service is available at the town owned train station.
Town government provides a full-service range of services including police, fire, parks and recreation, planning/zoning/code enforcement, public works, water, sewer and electricity with a staff of 86 full-time equivalent positions. The Town has approved an FY20 budget is $19,864,107. Earlier this year, the town signed a developer’s agreement for a 400 acre mixed use development that is expected to bring 3300 jobs over the next 27 years.
The town is governed under a Council-Manager form of government with the board consisting of a mayor and four non-partisan councilmembers. 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 decisions.
The successful candidate will be a strategic-thinker and a visionary with effective management skills. The candidate should have excellent verbal and written communications 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 Selma. The candidate will possess the ability to work effectively with a wide variety of citizens, business leaders, elected officials, and staff.
The successful candidate will be a seasoned professional with five to seven years of progressively responsible experience in local government including experience in finance, planning, economic development, and revitalization. A Master’s Degree in a related field is preferred but the Town Council may consider a Bachelor’s Degree based on experience. The first formal review of applications will begin on July 12th. The hiring range will depend on experience with the range being $90,000 to $110,000.

Questions pertaining to this process should be directed to Ms. Mary Rhodes, Interim Human Resources Manager, (919) 965-9841 ext. 1005 or
Resumes initially reviewed upon receipt with formal Council review on July 12th.