Assistant Town Manager

$115,546 - $143,277 yearly
  • Town of Rolesville
  • 502 Southtown Circle, Rolesville, NC, USA
  • Jun 25, 2024
Full time Administration/Management

Job Description


The Town of Rolesville is seeking an Assistant Town Manager to join our team. We are looking for someone who is a dynamic innovator to support the Town Manager. This position will oversee the Parks and Recreation and Public Works Department, lead capital improvement initiatives, and oversee special projects. Although this position requires experience in strategic planning and project development, the candidate must be able to lead multiple complex and time-critical projects and initiatives through creative, solution-based planning. Responsibilities will include involvement in policy development and implementation to resolve complex issues associated with a growing community. In addition, this position will assist with the Town’s Risk Management Program. The Assistant Town Manager will ensure that assigned departments are meeting the strategic plan's goals while being sensitive to the needs of all stakeholders. 

Take a look at the Assistant Town Manager brochure HERE (Download PDF reader). (Download PDF reader) The brochure highlights all of the reasons why the Town of Rolesville is a great place to live and work and provides more information about the position.  

Hiring Range: $115,546 -$143,277

Please attach a cover letter and resume to the online form. Open until filled with the first review of the applications on July 11, 2024. 

Examples of Duties

  • Manages, coordinates, and oversees the operation and activities of the Parks and Recreation and Public Works Departments and engineering consultants; oversees special projects as assigned.
  • Provides daily operational and management assistance with departments; reviews strategies, plans, and materials for consistency with Town vision and Board expectations; reviews and approves departmental administrative actions.
  • Provides leadership assistance and facilitation of Town Strategic Plan development, implementation, and performance measurement.
  • Develop recommendations for new programs such as stormwater program, indicating scope, costs, and impact for consideration by the Town Manager or Town Board; prepare cost justifications, impact statements, and technical reports supporting program development.
  • Identifies areas for process improvement and coordinates strategies for change.
  • Works with the Town Manager and Finance Director to develop an annual operating and capital budget; receives and reviews department budget requests and makes recommendations to the Town Manager.
  • Oversees and collaborates with Town contract service providers.
  • Maintains cooperative working relationships with quasi-governmental bodies, local government support groups, citizens, and state agencies.
  • Performs or directs the conduct of analytical studies; reviews findings; evaluates alternatives; and prepares or directs the preparation of written or statistical reports and presentations.
  • Attends hearings, Board meetings, and conferences to present recommendations, answer inquiries, and represent Town operations.
  • Promotes and supports the overall mission of the Town by demonstrating courteous and cooperative behavior when interacting with the public and staff; acts in a manner that promotes a harmonious and effective workplace environment.

Typical Qualifications


  • Graduation from a college or university with a bachelor’s degree in public administration, business administration, civil engineering, or a related government field is required. A master’s degree in public administration is preferred.


  • Three to seven years of progressively responsible related experience, including significant management and supervisory experience.


  • An equivalent combination of education and experience is sufficient to successfully perform the job's essential duties, such as those listed above, unless otherwise subject to any other requirements outlined in law or regulation. Training and experience in a government environment are desired. 

Required Knowledge and Skills

Required Knowledge:

  • Town policies and procedures.
  • Principles, practices, and procedures of public administration.
  • Goal setting, program development, implementation and evaluation, and the management of employees through multiple levels of management.
  • Functions, authority, responsibilities, and limitations of an elected board.
  • Principles and practices of developing teams, motivating employees, and managing in a team environment.
  • Principles and practices of budget development and administration.
  • Applicable legal guidelines and standards affecting Town government.
  • Social, political, economic, environmental, and related issues influencing local government functions and activities.
  • Techniques for dealing with various individuals from various socio-economic, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds, in person and over the telephone, occasionally when relations may be confrontational or strained.
  • Principles and techniques of making effective oral presentations.
  • Computer applications related to the work.
  • Correct business English, including spelling, grammar, and punctuation.

Required Skills:

  • Planning, organizing, and administering comprehensive and varied Town functions.
  • Effective and efficient management of programs and staff.
  • Training others in policies and procedures related to the work.
  • Developing and implementing goals, objectives, policies, procedures, and work standards.
  • Developing effective work teams and motivating individuals to meet goals and objectives and provide customer services most cost-effectively and efficiently.
  • Interpreting, applying, and explaining applicable laws, codes, and regulations.
  • Maintaining accurate records and files.
  • Providing consulting services to supervisors and managers.
  • Preparing clear and concise reports, correspondence, and other written materials.
  • Using initiative and independent judgment within established procedural guidelines.
  • Using tact, discretion and prudence in working with those contacted during the work.
  • Performing effective oral presentations to large and small groups.
  • Contributing effectively to accomplishing team or work unit goals, objectives, and activities.
  • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with a variety of individuals contacted in the course of the work.

Supplemental Information

Please note that employment in this position is contingent upon completing a comprehensive drug screening and a thorough background check. We are committed to ensuring a safe and productive work environment for all employees. As such, we maintain strict policies regarding substance abuse.

By applying for this position, you acknowledge your understanding that a conditional offer of employment is contingent upon the satisfactory results of these checks.

We appreciate your interest in joining our team and your commitment to maintaining our standards of excellence and safety.