Assistant County Manager

Updated: Nov 15


Annual Starting Salary:

$58,044 - $60,456

General Statement of Job

The following class specification is intended to represent only the key areas of responsibilities; specific position assignments will vary depending on the business needs of the department.

The Assistant County Manager serves as second in command to the County Manager in carrying out the administrative functions of the County.

Coordinates and evaluates the operations and projects of various County departments and programs and supervises staff. As a member of the County Management Team, the incumbent provides assistance and support to the County Manager in making decisions and recommendations regarding the overall operations of the County.

Performs difficult skilled administrative work assisting the County Manager, performing various administrative tasks including gathering, analyzing, editing and reporting information for various programs and projects, assisting in preparation and maintenance of budgets including monitoring and reconciling expenditures and developing funding requests, preparing and maintaining detailed and/or confidential records and files, preparing reports, and related work as apparent or assigned to include American Rescue Plan Funds for all aforementioned duties. All work is performed under the supervision of the County Manager.

Qualification Requirements

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable an individual with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities

▪ Supervises two or more full-time employees to include prioritizing and assigning work; conducting performance evaluations; ensuring staff is trained; and making hiring, termination, and disciplinary recommendations.

▪ Directs and oversees the managerial operations of various County departments to include assisting with budget development activities; overseeing the management of County programs and projects; and acting on behalf of the County Manager and department heads in their absence.

▪ Serves on various County associations and boards to include assisting with funding activities; writing grant proposals; and implementing and interpreting department policies and procedures.

▪ Addresses the general public and various public officials regarding County events and issues, which includes attending meetings and serving on committees.

▪ Assumes responsibility for special projects as assigned to include developing action plans to ensure completion of assignments and projects.

▪ Provides primary administrative assistance and support to the County Manager; drafts correspondence for the County Manager; distributes official information as requested.

▪ Coordinates a variety of meetings and events; notifies participants of time and place; prepares informational materials;

▪ May review financial reports to monitor expenditures and reconciles figures with budget line items; prepares and approves purchase orders and expenditures; determines availability of funds for various accounts;

▪ Prepares and submits payroll records to Finance office; maintains employee time sheets.

▪ Performs other duties of a similar nature or level.

▪ Performs work during emergency/disaster situations.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

▪ Applicable federal, state, and local statutes for department;

▪ Managerial principles;

▪ Public administration principles;

▪ Accounting and finance principles;

▪ Functions of other departments;

▪ Ability to interpret and apply policies and procedures;

▪ Supervisory principles;

▪ Budget forecasting and preparation techniques.

▪ Operating various office machines;

▪ Using computer hardware and software applications;

▪ Planning and organizing projects;

▪ Preparing and monitoring budgets;

▪ Delivering presentations;

▪ Preparing reports and writing correspondence;

▪ Developing and managing programs;

▪ Developing goals, objectives, and priorities;

▪ Supervising and evaluating employees;

▪ Ability to communicate ideas effectively in both oral and written forms;

▪ Ability to work independently in the absence of specific instructions;

▪ Ability to maintain confidential information;

▪ Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with County officials, associates and the general public.

Education and Experience

Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration, Business Administration, or a closely related field and five years of progressively responsible administrative experience, including two years at a management level; or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.

Physical Requirements

Typically requires talking, hearing, and seeing.

Sedentary Work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.

May be subjected to minimal travel.

Special Requirements

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

Please submit a Caswell County Application / Resume & Cover Letter to:

Mindy Moore-Satterfield

Human Resources Director

PO Box 98

Yanceyville, NC 27379

[email protected]

Applications can be found on the Caswell County Official Website:

Please no phone calls or inquiries should be made directly to the Caswell County Commissioner, Human Resources Director or County Manager.

Posted: 11/09/2021

Open Until Filled

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