FAYETTEVILLE, NC (POP. 210,000) – Fayetteville, NC is a thriving community located in the Sandhills region of southeastern North Carolina.  The City of Fayetteville is a dynamic, culturally-rich community committed to high performance, transparency and innovation.  Directly adjacent to Fort Bragg, Fayetteville is home to more than 208,000 residents.  Fayetteville boasts a new, $40 million baseball stadium, many historic sites, museums, theatres, sporting events, shopping and local breweries.  The mission of the City is to provide sustainable, high-quality public services for our communities to thrive and businesses to grow.  With creative energy, vibrant history and compassionate people, Fayetteville always finds a way.  That’s why we are America’s Can Do City.  

The City is constantly growing, changing, and supporting more than 208,000 residents, making it the sixth largest city in North Carolina.  With a median age of 30.7, Fayetteville is filled with the energy of young adults and families with young children.  Fayetteville is also a short drive from Raleigh, the state’s capital, Charlotte and North Carolina’s beaches and mountains.

The Assistant City Manager will provide leadership over a group of city departments to be assigned based on the candidate’s experience and interest.  The previous Assistant City Manager was assigned to lead Human Resource Development, Information Technology, Budget and Evaluation, Human Relations, City Clerk, and Finance.  Regardless of departments assigned, the Assistant City Manager will be responsible for fiscal planning and organizational development with their assigned departments along with focusing on performance measurements.

Successful candidates will have the following qualifications and experiences:
  • Continue to cultivate strong working relationships with residents, employees, businesses and stakeholders by providing guidance to the City Manager and City Council on the delivery of local government services.
  • Be committed to embracing an organization that places a high value on diversity and inclusion in its workforce as well as in the community and have the ability to incorporate those values into programs and services provided by the City.
  • Possess a demonstrated record of team-oriented style leadership with a comprehensive knowledge of fiscal planning, organizational development and performance measurements.
  • A bachelor’s degree in public administration, business administration or a related field plus eight or more years of increasingly responsible experience in government or business management and five years of administrative and supervisory responsibility, a master’s degree is preferred.  Designation as an ICMA Credentialed Manager is also preferred, but not required.  Assistant Manager experience in a smaller community, or department director experience in a larger municipality will also be considered.
The starting salary range is $165,000 – $185,000 +/- DOQ/E.  Apply online at, with resume, cover letter and contact information for five professional references by August 5, 2022, to the attention of Sarah McKee, Vice-President, GovHR USA, 630 Dundee Road #225, Northbrook, IL  60062.  Tel:  (847) 380-3240.

For more detailed information about this position and the City of Fayetteville, click here.

Application Deadline: August 5, 2022

Posted: 2022-08-19

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