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Guilford County is a high-performing local government organization that maintains a culture embracing diversity, striving for equality, and inspiring individual and organizational excellence. The Assistant County Manager for a Strong Community is one of three Assistant County Managers and serves on the County Manager’s leadership team. This position is a new addition to the County Manager’s office as part of a reorganizational alignment under the Board’s values and priorities to provide strategic and intentional community and organizational support.
In this role, the Assistant County Manager will oversee Strong Community departments, including Animal Services, Cooperative Extension, Emergency Services, County Fire Services, Family Justice Center, Juvenile Detention, Parks and Recreation, Planning & Development, Inspections, and County Security. The Assistant County Manager will also help the County Manager provide operational support to the Sheriff. Departmental assignments may rotate among all Assistant County Managers as needed to meet operational goals.
The Assistant County Manager is responsible for directing successful work in the planning, administration, management, and execution of County services and the responsible use of County resources. A champion of engaged, diverse, inclusive, collaborative, and innovative organizational culture, the selected candidate will establish internal and external relationships that advance joint interests and achieve community priorities. Particular emphasis is placed on identifying service and outcome disparities related to assigned departments and building collaborative partnerships to eliminate them. The selected candidate provides strategic direction to assigned departments and acts as a liaison between the County Manager and department directors and between County Government and other governmental entities, community partners, and resident groups. Developing and implementing operational goals, planning and achieving budgetary objectives, and facilitating the development and implementation of approved initiatives are all under the purview of the Assistant County Manager.