Administrative Services & Human Resources Director

Western Piedmont Council of Governments
November 16, 2022
1880 2nd Ave NW, Hickory, NC - North Carolina
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PO Box 9026 Hickory, NC 28603
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The director is responsible for managing and delivering administrative and human resources functions within the WPCOG and supervises 4 full-time employees. Additionally, the director manages: a budget of $2.8 million, human resources functions, administrative staff, communications, assigned special projects, administrative services for the board, pay plan studies, and executive searches for local governments. 

The WPCOG Administrative Services and HR Department is an integral part of service delivery to local governments and citizens in the region. Administrative staff provide support to meetings including the WPCOG annual meeting, bimonthly COG Policy Board and Executive Committee meetings and others. Staff are responsible for the preparation and distribution of agendas, taking and writing summary board minutes including maintaining the official records of activities and actions; employee benefits administration; human resources functions; making arrangements for all meeting logistics; and soliciting contributions for sponsorships. Additionally, staff in the Administrative Services Department provide communications services including graphic design, strategic marketing, website design, and public relations.


The hiring range for this position is $72,500 to $99,821 depending on qualifications and experience. New hires are eligible for up to a 5% increase with the successful completion of probationary period.


The ideal candidate will possess the following attributes:

  • Motivated self-starter
  • Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation with a bachelor’s degree (master’s degree a plus) in public administration, business administration or a related field
  • 3 to 5 years' human resources experience within the field preferred

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WPCOG is part of the NC Local Government Retirement System and offers competitive wages and benefits.

This position is open until filled.

Please submit a cover letter, resume, references, and WPCOG application to HR Specialist, Tasmin Mack, at WPCOG, P.O. Box 9026, Hickory, NC 28603. Emailing application materials is acceptable, [email protected] Questions should be directed to Tasmin at (828) 485-4275. Final candidates will be subject to an interview process. The WPCOG is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For more information about the job, please visit our website at