Assistant County Manager

Washington County
June 22, 2023
116 Adams Street, Plymouth, North Carolina
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Under limited supervision, performs responsible administrative and managerial work overseeing assigned programs and assisting the County Manager in overall administration of County government. Work involves supervising activities of assigned county department managers as well as overseeing assigned county projects. Performs various administrative duties and/or conducts research and studies at the request of the County Manager and assists County departments. Supervises department employees which involves such duties as instructing, assigning and reviewing work, maintaining standards, acting on employee problems, selecting new employees, appraising employee performance, recommending promotions and/or disciplinary action as warranted. May assume the duties and responsibilities of the County Manager in their absence.  Exercises considerable initiative and independent judgment in all phases of work. Employee must also exercise considerable tact and courtesy in frequent contact with County employees, service vendors, and the general public. Reports to the County Manager.


Hiring Range: $60,509 - $73,744  (Max Range is $89,866)


  • Assists the County Manager in development of policies and procedures pertaining to personnel, capital improvement, fiscal control, construction projects and public relations issues; serves as member of County Manager's management team, participating in meetings and discussions to formulate and develop planning on various issues pertaining to operations of County government.


  • Oversees County capital improvement projects, ensuring adherence to specified standards; confers with department heads, supervisory boards, County Commissioners, court officials, architects, contractors, etc., to resolve disputes, as necessary.


  • Oversees, coordinates and administers various personnel programs in accordance with local, state and federal ordinances, statutes and laws; develops amendments to local personnel ordinance, as necessary, and presents recommendations to County Commissioners.


  • Represents the County in official capacities on various regional and County boards and committees.


  • Confers with department heads regarding intended discipline of management level and professional level employees, advising as necessary; represents interests of County in disputes with employees before oversight agencies such as Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Employment Security Commission, etc.; investigates complaints made by employees, and addresses accordingly.


  • Serves as liaison between County and the general public, investigating and addressing disputes and inquiries, as necessary; advises County Manager on matters pertaining to the image of the County and resolves problems on behalf of the County Manager and the Board of Commissioners.


  • Monitors and reviews activities of department heads, ensuring adherence to established policies, procedures and standards; assists and advises subordinates, as necessary, resolving problems as non-routine situations arise.


  • Supervises department employees which involves such duties as instructing, assigning and reviewing work, maintaining standards, acting on employee problems, selecting new employees, appraising employee performance, recommending promotions, discipline, termination and salary increases.


  • Performs administrative duties and/or compiles data for special projects or reports as assigned.


  • Interacts and communicates with and assists County Manager, Board of Commissioners, department managers, executive from outside corporations, and general public, as needed.


  • Oversees specific departments and/or programs as delegated or assigned by the County Manager.


  • Assumes duties of County Manager in his/her absence, ensuring adherence to established policies, procedures and standards.

Special Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration/Business/Political Science, or a related field preferred; considerable increasingly responsible experience in the administration and management of local government programs and personnel; or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required skills, knowledge and abilities to perform the duties assigned to this position.


  • Valid North Carolina driver’s license required upon hire and duration of employment.


  • Must take and successfully pass a pre-employment drug test, Motor Vehicle Records driver license check, and criminal background check. Must submit to random, reasonable suspicion, and post-accident drug and alcohol testing. In-county residency within one (1) year of employment is preferred, but not required.


Applicants must complete and submit an official Employment Application form available online at and submit it, along with a Cover Letter, Resume, and Professional References to:

Attn: Fetima Moore, Human Resources

PO Box 1007

Plymouth NC 27962


[email protected]


Note: Washington County is an equal opportunity employer, and offers a generous benefits package: including vacation and sick leave, health insurance, dental/vision/life insurance, longevity pay, approx. 13 paid holidays per year, LGERS Retirement Pension, Supplemental 401k (3%), and an employee wellness plan.