Town Manager Job Opening in Knightdale

Posted by Alana Keegan Thursday, October 6, 2016 2:31:00 PM Categories: Main News

Town Manager: Knightdale, NC – The Town of Knightdale, North Carolina is seeking an experienced professional Town Manager to join our growing community.  Knightdale, conveniently located just 9 miles from downtown Raleigh at the juncture of Interstates 540 and 495, is a well-established and rapidly growing progressive community with the youngest median age in North Carolina’s capital county.  Knightdale has a population at just over 14,000, an annual operating budget of $16.7 million and 81 full-time employees across seven departments.  The Town Manager operates under a Council-Manager form of government and reports to a Council comprised of a Mayor and five Council Members.  Knightdale is well known as one of the fastest growing communities in the Triangle metro region and is one of the safest municipalities in the state.  The successful candidate will possess demonstrated initiative and innovation in leadership and business acumen; skill in working with staff, citizens, government officials, and local business owners; and proven leadership skill with the ability to empower and coach his or her staff; and encourage a team atmosphere in an effort to work toward common goals with the community, staff, and elected officials. Knightdale has long held an award-winning financial status and requires a Town Manager with the ability to continue that success.  Individual must possess the experience and willingness to create and implement a strategic plan for guiding Knightdale into the future.  Required education includes graduation from a four-year college or university with a degree in public administration, business management or related field; a graduate degree in public administration or related field is preferred; and significant broad and diversified managerial experience in the planning and directing of major local public service programs.  The anticipated starting salary range is $125,000-$135,000 depending on qualifications, with excellent benefits including employer-provided health insurance for the employee and a 5% 401k contribution.  Town residency will be required within twelve (12) months of employment.  A completed application, cover letter, resume, and references (at least 3) must be submitted through the Town’s Employment website.  The first review of applications received will take place October 26, 2016.  The position will remain open until filled.