Deputy / Assistant City / County Mgr, Housing, Community & Economic Devel
4 Year Degree
Wake County, North Carolina offers an outstanding opportunity for an experienced, visionary professional to lead and direct the County’s social and economic vitality strategy and services.
Reporting to the County Manager, the Chief Community Vitality Officer serves as the key advisor to County Management and the Board of Commissioners. This position provides leadership, direction and strategy for the departments of Housing, Environmental Services, and Human Services as well as quasi-county agencies of Soil & Water, Cooperative Extension, and Workforce Development. Additionally, this position serves as a facilitator in accomplishing certain Board of Commissioners goals, objectives and initiatives in the focus areas of Social and Economic Vitality, Community Health and Growth and Sustainability to support Community Vitality.
Key Responsibilities: The Chief Community Vitality Officer is responsible for leading and directing the following: • Working in collaboration with departments, staff, and community stakeholders to enhance the health and well-being of all residents, particularly the approximately 100,000 residents living below the Federal poverty level • Participating in regional, statewide and national discussions and professional societies, initiatives and meetings to take full advantage of best practice modeling and opportunities for collaboration. Positioning Wake County as a world-class, nationally-recognized model of excellence and innovation. • Forging partnerships with local community groups, companies, universities, school systems, organizations and citizens involved in the initiatives related to Social and Economic Vitality, Community Health and Growth and Sustainability • Providing strategic guidance and leadership to reporting departments and County initiatives • Championing best practices while promoting continuous and innovative improvement. • Managing a variety of projects and deadlines
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Competencies:
• Results-driven, forward-thinking and a creative / innovative problem-solver • Demonstrated collaboration and consensus building skills as both a team leader and team member • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment • Dedicated commitment to public service • Ability to develop and maintain positive working relationships at all levels inside and outside the organization. Possessing high ethical standards and integrity with ability to navigate political landscapes • Ability to lead and operate in a dynamic environment with high expectations for both producing work and managing others • Ability to clearly articulate expectations, hold others accountable, and listen effectively while being honest, open and transparent. Highly effective communicator, both oral and written • Ability to translate complex issues into easily understandable concepts for a variety of audiences
Note: The position will be open until filled with first round of review being conducted on July 18, 2018.
A Master’s degree in Public Administration, Business Administration or a closely-related field is preferred. The successful candidate should have ten (10) or more years of progressively responsible and innovative experience in public administration including at least five (5) years of senior-level management experience. The successful candidate's public-sector experience should be as a City or County Manager, Deputy or Assistant Manager, or Major Department Head with a comparable organization as well as experience leading an organization through strategic planning efforts.
Internal Number: 4553BR
About Wake County
Home to the North Carolina’s state capital and part of the Research Triangle, Wake County is one of the fastest growing areas in the nation and the second-most populous county in the state, with approximately 1,100,000 residents. The County and its municipalities have received national and international rankings and accolades from publications such as Money, Fortune, and Time magazines as being one of the best places to live, work and play. The central location of the County allows for a short drive to the spectacular mountains or coast. Wake County Government functions under a Council / Manager form of government. The County Manager is appointed by a seven-member Board of Commissioners. Wake County Government has a general operating budget of $1.26 billion, employs approximately 4,000 employees, experiences minimal turnover, and is an award-winning leader in wellness (Top 15 Healthiest Employer in the Nation) and technology initiatives (Top 10 Digital County). Wake County Government offers a wide range of training and development opportunities, a stable career in public service with a balance of work and family life, flexible work schedules, and a competitive salary and benefits p...ackage including free access to an Employee Health Center for employees and covered spouses.
Wake County ‘s 4,000 employees enjoy competitive salaries, comprehensive benefits, generous paid leave, investment in professional development, and a balance of work and family life. We offer a diverse selection of benefits to choose from, allowing employees to customize their benefits package to meet their family’s unique needs. Our comprehensive benefits package and wellness programs are the rewards that go beyond the paycheck, and include:
• Two on-site Employee Health Centers
• Choice of medical, dental and vision plans
• Participation in the Local Government Employees Retirement System (LGERS)
• 5% Employer Contribution to NC 401k
• Life Insurance
• Voluntary Benefits such as accident, critical illness and hospital indemnity insurance
• Employee Assistance Program offering social, emotional, financial and legal support
The County also offers a generous paid leave program that includes sick, annual, community service, parental, military and bereavement leave.
These benefits, along with our award-winning wellness programs, set us apart as an employer of choice and affirm our commitment to supporting employees and their families, both inside and outside of work. Learn more about Wake County Government’s benefit options at wakegov.com/employment/benefits.
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