Town Manager – Town of Apex

Town of Apex
February 17, 2021
Apex, NC
First Name
Town of Apex
Last Name
Town of Apex
Phone Number
Closing Date
March 14, 2021 11:59 PM


The Town of Apex, North Carolina seeks a visionary and compassionate leader who is passionate about social justice and embraces the challenges and opportunities of rapid population growth to lead one of the most dynamic communities in the country. The Town of Apex is governed by a non-partisan Mayor and five-member Town Council utilizing the council/manager form of government. The Town is a full-service Town, offering traditional municipal services as well as Water/Sewer and Electric services. The Town is regarded as a fiscally responsible and well-managed government with a budget of approximately $144 million in FY 19/20, including enterprise funds for Electric and Water/Sewer.


Minimum starting salary of $180,000


The successful candidate must have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree and 3-5 years increasingly responsible professional experience in municipal government management at the level of Assistant Town Manager or Town Manager in a comparable-sized local government organization or at the department head level in a larger organization. Preferred qualifications include: familiarity with NC municipal management a master’s degree, and ICMA credentialing is a plus. Must have a proven track record in effective budget development and management, execution of capital improvement projects, economic development, intergovernmental relations, personal community accessibility, and engagement in professional organizations.

Special Requirements

Must have a track record of being an entrepreneurial consensus builder with effective growth management skills and the ability to build and inspire a team of 515 employees, not including part-time and seasonal staff, serving the citizens of Apex across 15 departments.


To apply, go to and click on the Town Manager – Apex, NC link. All applications must be submitted online via the Developmental Associates application portal – NOT the Town portal, nor any other external website; it is not sufficient to send only a resume but resumes and cover letters should be uploaded through the portal. Application review begins March 15, 2021. Semi-finalists will participate in virtual assessments April 22-23, 2021 with Council interviews following shortly afterward. Candidates can anticipate three hours of interaction on April 22-23,2021, not including preparatory time. All inquiries should be emailed to [email protected] .