City Manager – Kings Mountain, NC

City of Kings Mountain, NC
August 25, 2022
Kings Mountain, NC
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510 Meadowmont Village Circle #299
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The growing community of Kings Mountain, NC seeks a collaborative, diplomatic and visionary leader to serve as its next City Manager (CM). This executive will bring experience and expertise in developing long-term plans for the City that support growth, infrastructure and alignment with the needs of the community. The next CM will immerse him/herself in the community - passionately building connection and establishing respectful and trusting relationships with community members and stakeholders. Joining Kings Mountain at a time of significant growth, the CM will strategically lead and navigate the city through completion of $55M in capital projects including 20 major subdivisions and 5 million square feet of commercial development. The CM, who reports to the Mayor and a seven-person, non-partisan City Council, leads 250 FTE employees across 17 departments. The 22-23 adopted budget of $53.9M is supported by a tax rate of $.43 per $100 of assessed tax value and utility enterprise funds. The City of Kings Mountain is one of only two NC cities offering six city-owned and operated utilities to businesses and residents to include gas, electric, sewer, water, stormwater, and dark fiber telecommunications network. Reporting to the City Council, the CM is responsible for planning, organizing, managing, directing, and implementing the goals and objectives of the City Council. A bachelor’s degree in Public or Business Administration, Civil Engineering, Planning, or closely related field is required; a master’s degree in Public or Business Administration and/or ICMA credentialed management is preferred. Candidate must have 7-10 years of successful and progressive levels of supervisory and management experience, prefer experience in local government with a similar sized City. The hiring range for the City Manager is $120,351 to $180,527 with a midpoint of $150,438.  Starting salary will be based on experience and qualifications. The City of Kings Mountain offers an excellent benefits package including health, dental, and vision insurance available to employees and their families at a competitive premium.  Life insurance is provided to employees. Additionally, the city contributes to the NC State retirement system and makes a 5% 401K contribution. To apply, please visit and click on the City Manager – Kings Mountain, NC title. All applications must be submitted online via the Developmental Associates application portal – NOT the City Employment Application portal, nor any other external website; it is not sufficient to send only a resume. Resumes and cover letters must be uploaded with the application. Applicants must apply by September 20th, 2022. Successful semi-finalists will be invited to participate in virtual interviews and skill evaluation on October 27th – 28th, 2022. Candidates are encouraged to reserve these dates for virtual meetings should they be invited to participate. All inquiries should be emailed to [email protected]. The City of Kings Mountain is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The recruitment and selection process is being managed by Developmental Associates, LLC.