Assistant County Manager

Nash County
March 28, 2022
120 W. Washington Street, Suite 3072, Nashville, NC
Billing Address
120 W. Washington Street, Suite 3072
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General Statement of Duties

Performs difficult managerial and professional work planning, organizing, and supervising various County functions and overseeing projects and programs as delegated by the County Manager.
An employee in this class is responsible for managing specific departments as delegated by the County Manager.  Work includes strong participation in budget development and administration, participation as part of the County leadership team in long-range and short-term organizational planning and management of people and resources, and serving in the absence of the County Manager. Employee must exercise considerable independent judgment and discretion in handling management and economic development issues.  Work requires significant skill in interpersonal communications, organization development, building consensus, and articulating goals and programs clearly internally and externally as well as strong knowledge of local government functions and management, budgeting, human resource management, and effective use of information technology.  Work is performed under the general direction of the County Manager and is evaluated through conferences, reports, and results.
Essential Duties and Tasks
Manages various County departments as delegated by the County Manager; communicates County vision, mission, and goals and works with department managers to carry these out.
Participates in the development and administration of the County budget; assists with identifying and obtaining various revenues; works to insure modern, effective, and efficient methods are employed in program execution; participates in the management of county resources, capital facilities, and infrastructure.
Participates in the management of the organization's human resources, especially those department heads assigned,  including leadership, motivation, communication, conflict resolution, hiring, promotions, employee relations, employee development, mentoring, performance coaching and evaluation, and compensation.
Participates with the Manager in designing strategic communications with citizens, elected officials, and staff and in problem-solving and addressing issues; assists with preparation of County Board agenda items and working with Board members on team solutions; represents the County and the Manager at a wide variety of local, regional, and state organizations including those involved in visioning, school system, 911 system, transportation planning, and development.
Manages special projects and assignments for the County Manager involving politically sensitive and/or complex issues; conducts fiscal impact analysis related to some projects and issues.
Serves as risk manager for the County regarding property and liability insurance coverage.
Supervises the Clerk to the Board function including coordinating agenda preparation and distribution and maintaining a master list of appointed board members.
Negotiates and manages various County contracts.
Additional Job Duties
Performs related duties as required.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Comprehensive knowledge of the principles, practices, and functions involved in local  
government management.
Thorough knowledge of North Carolina General Statutes and of local ordinances governing the responsibilities of the County Manager, Board of Commissioners, and other public officials.
Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of public finance administration and budgeting.
Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of leadership, employee motivation, communication, performance coaching and review, hiring, discipline, and conflict resolution.
Thorough knowledge of principles, practices, and processes involved in economic development.
Considerable knowledge of laws, policies, and current practices in a variety of phases of municipal administration including budget, personnel, purchasing, infrastructure management,  planning, and other functional areas.
Considerable knowledge of the application of information technology to improve the efficiency, effectiveness, and customer service functions of County services.
Considerable knowledge of the assets of the community and federal, state, and local laws pertaining to economic development and planning.
Skill in collaborative conflict resolution, public speaking, and meeting facilitation.
Ability to help conceive and articulate a vision of organizational excellence that inspires staff and community to high levels of achievement.
Ability to help build consensus among staff and elected officials and make decisions consistent with organizational goals and values.
Ability to plan, project, and determine priorities for service delivery to citizens.
Ability to exercise sound judgment in making decisions in conformance with laws, regulations, and policies.
Ability to coordinate and direct a wide variety and array of County services through department heads and other staff support positions.
Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with the other governmental jurisdictions, the Board of Commissioners, elected and appointed officials, community groups, employees, and the general public.
Ability to communicate effectively in oral and written forms.




Desirable Education and Experience

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a  degree in business or public administration or related field and considerable local government management experience; a master's degree in public administration is preferred or other related areas; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.