County Manager, Vacancy -- Anson County, North Carolina

Anson County, population 26,948, is seeking a successful public sector leader and professional to serve as its next County Manager.  The Manager reports to and serves at the pleasure of a seven-member Board of Commissioners, elected by districts.  This highly visible position requires a person with the ability to motivate, communicate effectively, lead, plan and execute within budget.   

The Manager is the chief administrative officer for 25 departments, 240 full time employees with an annual operating budget of $27 million.  The responsibilities include supervising county personnel matters, preparing and submitting the annual budget, recommending the property tax rate and working closely with the Board of Commissioners to determine the goals and objectives to provide efficient services to citizens.  The Manager is responsible for attending all board meetings and meetings of the Anson Economic Development Cooperation and the Anson County Partnership for Children.  In addition, the Manager is responsible for executing orders, ordinances, and resolutions.  The person filling this position should be a positive change agent and possess the ability to motivate staff toward achievement of collectively agreed upon goals.


Prefer a master’s degree in public administration or business administration with previous senior-level experience in county or municipal government.  A good knowledge of human resources, budgeting, utilities operations, governmental law, policy formation, and economic development are essential.   

Special Requirements

Successful candidate must be an innovative leader and team builder with strong interpersonal skills and a proven ability to effectively interact with elected officials, employees, business leaders and citizens.  Selected candidate must maintain a primary residence in Anson County.  Salary shall be commensurate with experience, education and proven ability. 

Qualified applicants should mail their letter of interest, resume and application to Anna H. Baucom, Chair, Anson County Board of Commissioners, 101 South Greene Street, Suite 205, Wadesboro, NC 28170.   Deadline for submitting applications is September 15, 2013.    

*Pre-employment Drug/Alcohol Testing, and Criminal Background Check Required*
***Anson County does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, religion, age or disability in employment or provisions of service.***

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