Manager of Special Projects

Guilford County
December 19, 2022
301 West Market Street, Greensboro, NC
Billing Address
301 West Market Street, Greensboro, NC 27401
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Open until filled. Initial review of applications on 1/13/23.


The Manager of Special Projects, under general direction of the County Manager and Assistant County Managers, helps Guilford County live its core values and empower Successful People to thrive in a Strong Community supported by Quality Government by providing highly responsible and complex professional, administrative, analytical, and operational support to the County Manager’s Office in achieving Board of Commissioners goals and objectives involving multiple service areas. The Manager of Special Projects operates in a constantly evolving environment and completes a variety of high-level tasks that directly impact county operations, require collaboration across diverse internal and external stakeholders, and may be highly sensitive and confidential in nature.

The position supports the County Manager and Assistant County Managers by conducting and managing complex projects, providing project planning and management oversight, and ensuring priority initiatives established by the County Manager’s Office and the Board of Commissioners are implemented. This position serves as a primary liaison between the County Manager's Office and the departments on special projects and requests, as well as to outside agencies and the general public. The incumbent performs difficult, diverse, and confidential duties which require initiative, independent judgment, and considerable working knowledge of operations and programs. Responsibilities may also include implementation of programs, processes, policies and/or procedures to successfully achieve objectives of the County Manager and the County’s mission, strategic plan, and outcomes. Effectively completing these assignments requires a strong degree of discretion, good judgment, and tact. Assignments cross all areas of county government operations. Contacts are broad at the local, state, and federal level to include county department leadership and program staff, elected officials, other public and private officials and regulatory agencies, and the public.

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$91,133 (min) - $157,731 (max) Annually


Typical Qualifications
Minimum Qualifications

A Bachelor’s Degree in a related field with a combination of education and experience that would provide the necessary knowledge, skills, and competencies to perform the essential duties and tasks of this position. Education and experience should be clearly documented with demonstrated linkages to the essential duties and tasks of this position.

Preferred Qualifications

A master’s degree in public policy, public, or business administration, or a related field and five years of experience in local government working across departments to manage high-profile cross-functional projects and experience supervising/leading the work of others.