Assistant County Manager

County of Pamlico
December 20, 2021
302 Main Street, Bayboro, NC
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PO Box 776, 302 Main Street
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The Assistant County Manager performs complex professional, administrative and managerial work helping administer the daily activities of Pamlico County government under limited supervision by the County Manager. Work involves coordinating and overseeing operations of assigned departments, managing County projects, and representing the County on various boards, commissions and committees. Work also involves acting as County Personnel Officer. The Assistant County Manager must exercise considerable initiative and independent judgment in all phases of work and must approach interactions with County employees, community groups, business persons, contractors and the public with tact and courtesy. This position reports to the County Manager.

• Serves a chief administrative officer in the absence of the County Manager as required.
• Assists the County Manager in coordinating budget, personnel, and administrative policy matters as required to ensure compliance and maintain operational standards; develops recommendations for new programs, revision, policy modifications and ordinances for presentation to the County Manager.
• Performs supervisory duties as necessary including assigning and reviewing work, program planning, maintaining standards, and coordinating activities as needed;
• Coordinates submission of assigned departmental budgets to County Manager and assists assigned departments with budget formulation as needed.
• Represents county on boards, commissions, and committees related to areas of responsibility as assigned;
• Assist in the preparation and maintenance of the County’s Position Classification Plan and Pay Plan;
• Apply, interpret, and carry out these Personnel Policies and the policies adopted hereunder, as directed by the County Manager;
• Establish and maintain records relating to all persons in the County’s employment or service;
• Develop and administer recruiting programs to attract a supply of competent applicants to meet the needs of the County;
• Encourage and exercise leadership in development of an effective personnel administration within various County departments;
• Investigate, when necessary and appropriate, the time, operation and effect of the County’s Personnel Policy;
• Make recommendations, as appropriate, to the County Manager or the Board of Commissioners regarding County personnel functions; and
• Issue and publish, as necessary, administrative directives, supplements, interpretations, policy statements, forms, reports, and other personnel materials necessary for the proper functioning and maintenance of procedures under the County’s Personnel Policy;
• Monitors and enforces personnel actions in accordance with applicable rules, regulations, state
and federal laws, including FMLA, FLSA, ADA, ADEA, GINA, and COBRA compliance;
recommends and implements procedural changes as needed.
• Consults with County Attorney as needed;
• Assists employees with resolving work-related problems, administers grievance procedures,
and participates in applicable court proceedings or other forums for resolving employee
complaints or claims;
• Any other related duties as deemed necessary.




Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of business or public administration as applied
to county government. Has thorough knowledge of county government organization and
functions. Has thorough knowledge of modern practices and principals of accounting and
budgeting as applied to county government. Has considerable knowledge of the principles of
supervision, organization and administration. Is able to make administrative decisions
independently in accordance with established laws, regulations and the County’s policies and
procedures. Is able to work independently and to apply knowledge to a variety of situations. Is
able to analyze complex organizational and administrative problems and to formulate, develop and
present recommendations for their solution. Is able to effectively express ideas orally and in
writing. Is able to make oral presentations before large groups of people. Is able to establish and
main effective working relationships as necessitated by work assignments.

Graduation from a four-year accredited college or university or an equivalent degree with a focus
in business, public administration, planning or political science or closely related field. Candidate
must have three to five years of experience as a department head or at a management level with
local government or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the
required skills, knowledge and abilities.


Employer offers health insurance, dental, vision, retirement, longevity pay, and supplemental pay.  Apply at, Job #: 12009581 or submit a State PD107 application to [email protected].  Call (252) 745-3133 with questions.