Town Manager

Organization: Cary, North Carolina
Salary: Beginning salary will be highly competitive and is negotiable depending on qualifications.
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Job Description:

Cary, incorporated in 1871, is a thriving community in the heart of the Triangle area of North Carolina. The area, and specifically Cary, has repeatedly ranked among the top places in the country to live and work, to find a home or start a business, to raise a family or retire. The Town adjoins the state capital, Raleigh, and encompasses approximately 55 square miles. Cary is a diverse community largely composed of young, affluent and well-educated people. With an estimated current population of 132,000, Cary is North Carolina’s seventh largest municipality and, with a 30+% population increase since 2000, it is also one of the fastest growing.

Cary operates under a Council/Manager form of government. The Town Council sets policies and enacts ordinances, which are then carried out under the Town Manager’s direction. The Town Council includes seven members. Four are elected from districts, and three, including the Mayor, are elected at large. Each member serves four-year staggered terms. Elections are nonpartisan. Cary has a long tradition of very stable and strong Council-Manager government which provides exceptional services to a highly demanding community. The Town enjoys a tradition of highly supportive Town Councils, excellent and long-tenured Town Managers and outstanding staff members. Cary is a full-service, independent municipality with approximately 1,150 FTE’s assigned to 13 departments. It has a triple “A” bond rating and a current operating budget of $163,154,531. The FY 2008 CIP budget is $127,053,714.

The ideal candidate will have a combination of education and experience equivalent to a Master’s degree in Public Administration (or related field) and at least 10 years of increasingly responsible local government management experience gained in a medium-size city. Requirements also include expertise in budget and finance, community relations and economic development. The successful candidate will be politically astute, have exceptional interpersonal skills and enjoy community involvement. He or she will clearly possess and apply superior management and leadership abilities. Visit Cary on the web at

Send your resume by January 5, 2009 to:

Robert E. Slavin, President
3040 Holcomb Bridge Road, Suite A-1
Norcross, Georgia 30071
Phone: (770) 449-4656
Fax: (770) 416-0848

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