Assistant County Manager – General Government & Stewardship

Cumberland County, NC
October 11, 2021
Fayetteville, NC
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2910 Kerry Forest Parkway D4-242, Tallahassee, FL 32309
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Assistant County Manager - General Government & Stewardship


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.  Cumberland County has nine municipalities, including the City of Fayetteville (pop. 210,000), which is the county seat.  The County has a diverse landscape, including rural areas, small charming towns, and a rapidly growing progressive region, all of which offer an excellent quality of life.  The County has a Commissioner-Manager form of government.  The County Board is 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, non-profit organizations, and more than 25 departments.  The County has approximately 2,300 employees and an FY2021 total budget of more than $475 million, including a $328.2 million General Fund.  The County is financially stable with excellent bond ratings.  The Assistant County Manager – General Government & Stewardship supervises approximately 219 staff and manages a budget (FY2021) of $98.5 million.  This position is responsible for overseeing several departments, including the Crown Complex, Human Resources, Information Services, Internal Audit, Solid Waste, Tax Administration, Wellness/Pharmacy Services, and Financial Services.   Cumberland County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.   




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 work experience including managing multiple programs, staff, and budgets; or a Master’s degree in public administration, business administration, or a related field with four (4) years of progressively responsible administrative work; or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.  Certification as an ICMA Credentialed Manager is preferred.

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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.  The position is open until filled.