Updated: Oct 24
Caswell County, NC is seeking a leader to serve as their next County Manager responsible for carrying out the Board of Commissioner’s goals and directives, implementing Board approved policies, and providing oversight of the day-to-day county operations. The County Manager provides strategic direction to County departments and utilizes innovative approaches to service delivery through identification of new opportunities and business process improvement. The ideal candidate has demonstrated the ability to lead large, complex organizations, communicate effectively with diverse stakeholders and has a proven track record of strong financial management.
Caswell County is in north central North Carolina on the Virginia border, positioned in the middle of the mountains and coastal communities. Residents enjoy the peaceful tranquility of rolling hills and pastoral landscapes while still being near urban centers in Danville, Virginia as well as Raleigh, Durham, and Greensboro, North Carolina.
The County boasts its picturesque beauty and local charm offering numerous cultural, historical, and recreational options. Caswell is home to one of the largest game lands in the state offering a vast population of wildlife. Adding to the county’s beauty and recreational opportunities, Hyco Lake provides acres of water for swimming and boating while SR Farmer Lake is a fisherman’s dream with a large bass population. Nature enthusiasts enjoy the Community Arboretum where they can relax and enjoy local plants and wildlife. The County honors its rich history with several museums and a historic district. The community culture is celebrated with three major festivals or events: the Bright Leaf Hoedown, Spring Fling and Heritage Festival.
While strategically located near large urban centers, Caswell County has uniquely preserved its peaceful lifestyle, community and family atmosphere creating a perfect place to live, work and raise a family.
Caswell County operates under a Council-Manager form of Government. The County Board of Commissioners is comprised of a seven-member board with five elected within districts and two elected at-large. The County’s Management Team includes the County Manager, Deputy County Manager, and an Assistant County Manager. The County has approximately 300 employees, an FY2024 Adopted General Fund Budget of almost $40 million and a population of approximately 23,000 citizens.
The County Manager’s Office oversees County departments, programs, and operations pursuant to the policies, ordinances and directives adopted by the Board of Commissioners. The County Manager is the Chief Executive Officer and is appointed by and serves at the pleasure of the Board. The County Manager has the responsibility of implementing policies and procedures of the Board, delivering services, managing daily operations, and appointing department directors.
The County is seeking a strong leader who is innovative, strategic, and an excellent communicator. The candidate must be an approachable leader who has a collaborative management style and exceptional interpersonal skills. Desired strengths include financial management, budget development, revenue forecasting and long-range planning to build and maintain the County’s financial position. The County Manager is expected to exhibit good stewardship of the County’s resources. The successful candidate can facilitate the Board’s development of a strategic plan and effectively implement the goals and initiatives. The ideal candidate will be a compassionate, confident manager who motivates and mentors staff and emphasizes a culture of providing excellent customer service.
The County Manager must have thorough knowledge of methods, procedures, and policies of county government operations as it pertains to the performance of the essential functions of this position. The candidate must possess thorough knowledge of modern public administration management as they lead and manage multiple departments, programs, and services, with the ability to formulate proposals and initiatives that enhance the operation of county government.
Requirements include a bachelor’s degree in business administration, public administration or closely related field supplemented by at least eight (8) years of progressively responsible senior administrative work experience, including managing multiple programs/departments, staff, and budgets; or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience. Master’s degree in business administration or public administration is preferred.
The hiring range for this position is $110,000 to $125,000. Starting salary will be competitive and negotiable based upon the qualifications and experience of the selected candidate. The County has a comprehensive benefits package including health, dental, and life insurance, accrued sick and vacation leave. Residency within Caswell County is required for this position within a negotiated timeframe.
If you are interested in this outstanding opportunity, please email your resume and cover letter to [email protected]. Upon receipt of your cover letter and resume, an application will be immediately sent to you. Submission of the completed application will move you to the next phase of the recruitment process.
First review of applications and resumes will take place on November 15, 2023; position is open until filled. Screening interviews with the most qualified applicants will be conducted by the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners’ staff during the week of November 27, 2023, to determine a select group of candidates who will move forward to interviews with the Caswell County Board. Interviews with the Board of Commissioners will be conducted during the week of December 11, 2023.
Questions regarding this recruitment may be directed to:
NCACC Outreach Associate