County Manager

Camden County
November 9, 2021
P. O. Box 190, Camden, NC
Billing Address
P. O. Box 190, Camden, NC 27921
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Open Until Filled


Performs complex executive work planning, directing and coordinating overall County operations, ensuring proper operations, staffing and budgeting, advising and assisting the Board on operations and governance, and related work as apparent or assigned.  Work is performed under the general direction of the Board of County Commissioners.  Organizational supervision is exercised over all personnel within the organization.

Essential Functions

Plans, direct and supervises the activities and daily operations of all County officials and departments. Reviews and prepares correspondence and reports; coordinates Board agenda; attends meetings of the Board and other entities.

Prepares and submits the annual budget and capital improvement program to the Board and executes the budget and capital improvement program adopted by the Board; approves all disbursements and expenditures as budgeted and/or authorized by the Board.

Provides and receives information from Board members, department heads, subordinates, other officials, and citizens.

Reviews monthly department reports, status reports, financial reports, and personnel action forms to remain informed of new developments and recommendations. Conducts weekly and monthly meetings with select staff and department heads.

Performs and/or coordinates special projects; oversees construction and land acquisitions.

Recommends programs proposed by various departments to the Board after reviewing and discussing with departments heads.

Conducts day-to-day, short-term, and long-range planning as necessary to manage the office and the County; assists various departments and prepares goals and objectives that have long-term effects on County citizens.

Appoints, suspends, discharges, and transfers County employees; administers disciplinary actions.

Advises and assists department heads and other elected or appointed officials who are not under the direct control of the Board.

Acts as Public Information Officer for the County; prepares and lobbies for legislative agenda.


The salary range of this position is between $105K and $125K based on the candidate’s qualifications and experience and is supplemented by an excellent benefits package including a vehicle which is provided for commuting and all work-related travel.



Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Comprehensive knowledge of the principles and practices of public administration; comprehensive knowledge of municipal finance practices; comprehensive knowledge of the laws, ordinances, and regulations underlying a municipal corporation; ability to write clear and concise reports, memoranda, directives, and letters; ability to analyze complex problems and develop comprehensive plans from general instructions; ability to meet the public and to discuss problems and complaints; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with department heads, County Commissioners and the public; ability to plan and direct the work of large operating agencies; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates, subordinates and the general public.

Education and Experience

A graduate degree in Public Administration or a related field is preferred.  Bachelor's degree required from an accredited four-year college or university in public administration, business management, or related field with considerable experience of an increasingly responsible nature in state or local government, or equivalent combination of education and experience.  Experience in North Carolina Local Government is a plus.

Physical Requirements

This work requires the occasional exertion of up to 10 pounds of force; work occasionally requires standing, walking, sitting, speaking, or hearing and using hands to finger, handle or feel; work has standard vision requirements; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas utilizing the spoken word and conveying detailed or important instructions to others accurately, loudly or quickly; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels and to receive detailed information through oral communications and/or to make fine distinctions in sound; work requires preparing and analyzing written or computer data; work has no exposure to environmental conditions; work is generally in a moderately noisy location (e.g. business office, light traffic).

Special Requirements

**Residential Requirement – Once selected, must reside in Camden County, NC

Valid driver's license in the State of North Carolina.




To apply for this opportunity, please email your cover letter, resume, salary history, salary expectations, and references, to Beverly Fonville, Human Resources Manager, [email protected], or mail to P.O. Box 190, Camden, NC 27921.  The application process will remain open until the position is filled.  The first review of applications will begin on November 22, 2021. Applicants will be required to submit to a Pre-Employment Drug Screening, Criminal History, and Driving Record check after the interview process.

Camden County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.