Assistant County Manager – Community Support Services

Cumberland County, NC
October 12, 2021
Fayetteville, North Carolina
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2910 Kerry Forest Parkway D4-242, Tallahassee, FL 32309
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Assistant County Manager, Community Support Services


Located in the beautiful Sandhills region of North Carolina, Cumberland County is only two hours from the Atlantic coastline and four hours from the Great Smoky Mountains and the Blue Ridge Parkway.  A large and growing county, Cumberland has a diverse population of approximately 332,000 and is the fifth most populous county in the state.  Cumberland County is home to Fort Bragg, one of the largest military installations in the world and headquarters for U.S. Forces Command, XVIII Airborne Corps, 82nd Airborne, and U.S. Special Forces Command.  The County has nine municipalities, including Fayetteville (pop. 210,000), the county seat.  The area has a diverse landscape, including rural areas, charming towns, and a rapidly growing progressive region, all of which offer an excellent quality of life.  Cumberland County has a Commissioner-Manager form of government with a Board composed of seven Commissioners elected to four-year terms.  The Senior County Management Team includes the County Manager and four Assistant County Managers.  County operations are expansive and highly complex and include various boards, commissions, nonprofit organizations, and more than 25 departments.  The County has approximately 2,300 employees, an FY2021 total budget of more than $475 million ($328.2 million General Fund), and is financially stable with excellent bond ratings.  The Assistant County Manager of Community Support Services supervises approximately 1,225 staff and manages several divisions with substantial budgets.  The position provides management oversight to all Community Support agencies: Department of Social Services, Child Support Enforcement, Public Health, Juvenile Crime Prevention, Pretrial Services, Senior Employment, and Veterans Services.  The Assistant County Manager also serves as program liaison for behavioral health services and serves as the liaison to various nonprofit and community-based organizations.    


Starting salary is open, dependent upon qualifications. The County has a generous benefits package, including participation in the North Carolina Local Government Retirement System and, if eligible, Group Health Insurance upon retirement.


Requirements include a Bachelor’s degree in public administration, business administration, or a related field supplemented by six (6) years of progressively responsible administrative and supervisory work experience in one or more assigned departments or other related areas; or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.  Prior local government experience is highly desirable, specifically in the area of Human Services. 

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The position is open until filled.  For more information or to apply, visit  If you have questions, please contact Ms. S. Renée Narloch, President, S. Renée Narloch & Associates at 850.391.0000 or [email protected]  A detailed brochure is available.  Cumberland County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.