Cumberland County is seeking an Assistant County Manager (ACM) to join a highly cohesive leadership team. The successful candidate will be passionate about excellent government service and is a seasoned professional who demonstrates the highest levels of ethical behavior and the drive to lead teams in meeting the Commissioners’ strategic plan.
This position closes April 9, 2017.
Cumberland County is a large and growing county in southeastern North Carolina, with a diverse population of approximately 332,000 (2013 State Budget Office projection), the fifth most populous county in the state. We are home to Fort Bragg, one of the largest military installations in the world and headquarters for U.S. Forces Command, XVIII Airborne Corp, 82nd Airborne and U.S. Special Forces Command, with an active duty population of over 51,000 troops.
The strong military presence offers significant economic development potential, and there are opportunities for additional economic diversification. The City of Fayetteville (pop. 210,000, sixth largest city in N.C.), is the county seat and one of nine municipalities within the county. Fayetteville, whose motto is “History, Heroes and a Hometown Feeling,” is a two-time All-America City award winner that offers the amenities of a sizable city, a revitalized downtown area and numerous shopping opportunities. The county’s other municipalities provide the option of small-town living, and Cumberland County includes large rural agricultural areas as well.
One of Cumberland County’s greatest assets is its thriving arts and cultural community. Theatre, symphony orchestras, and museums for adults and children are available, including the Airborne and Special Operations Museum. A variety of festivals and special events are held throughout the year and we are also home to the Fayetteville Fire Antz hockey team, the Swamp Dogs, a summer collegiate baseball team and in 2018 a yet to be branded Houston Astros Class A team. Cumberland County is home to two outstanding universities and an excellent community college.
Located in North Carolina’s Sandhills region, Cumberland and the surrounding counties include scenic rivers, lakes and other recreation areas, as well as world-renowned golf courses that host major tournaments. We are two hours from the North Carolina coast and four hours from the Great Smoky Mountains and the Blue Ridge Parkway. County residents enjoy a pleasant climate with distinct seasons.
The Assistant County Manager will join a senior leadership team consisting of the County Manager and three Assistant County Managers in managing the County. The Assistant County Manager will assist the County Manager with the planning and administration of County Government as a member of the Leadership Team as well as serve as the liaison between the County Manager and assigned department directors. Human Services will be the majority of this Assistant County Manager’s portfolio. The successful candidate is expected to provide leadership, administrative direction and planning to ensure that the Mission, Vision, and Core Values as outlined in the County Strategic Plan (http://www.co.cumberland.nc.us/commissioners/mission_vision.aspx) are integrated and implemented.