Closing: Open until filled; first review of applications 8/15/19
Hiring Range: $90,000 – $105,000 annually
BENSON, NC, population 3,500, is seeking qualified candidates for the Town Manager position. Located in Johnston County, this growing town is just 22 miles south-southeast of Raleigh, situated at the intersection of I-95 and I-40, within a two-hour drive of the Atlantic Coast and three hours from the Blue Ridge Mountains.
The Town of Benson employs a full time equivalent staff of 70 employees, whom provide a full-service range of services including electricity, water, sewer, police, fire, parks and recreation, cultural arts facilities, planning/zoning and code enforcement, as well as public works. The approved Fiscal Year 2020 budget is $12,063,258.
The town is governed under a Council-Manager form of government with the board consisting of a mayor, three district commissioners and three non-partisan commissioners. The Town Manager is responsible for the general direction of the Town’s operations and recommending policies and programs to the Town Council and implementing their visions.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
A successful candidate will be a strategic-thinker and a visionary with effective management styles. The candidate should have excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to raise the staff to the next level. The candidate should have a strong commitment to enhancing the community and proactively marketing and growing the Town of Benson. The candidate will possess the ability to work effectively with a wide variety of citizens, business leaders, elected officials and staff.
The Town of Benson is looking for a seasoned professional with five to seven years of progressively responsible experience in local government including experience in economic development, revitalization, and budgeting. A Master’s Degree in a related field is preferred but the Board of Commissioners may consider a Bachelor’s Degree based on experience.