Assistant Town Manager, Town of Davidson (closes 6/4/21)

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Closing: 6/4/2021 11:59pm EST
Salary Range: $90,744 – $113,430 annually

Job Description:

The Town of Davidson seeks a dynamic public administrator with experience in local government, budgeting, project management, department and employee supervision, organizational effectiveness, process improvement, and strategic planning. The Assistant Town Manager, under minimal supervision, performs complex professional level management, administrative, and managerial work and is an extension of the Town Manager with coordination, direction, and organization of town departments and programs.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manages, coordinates and oversees the activities of departments as assigned.
  • Assists in the development and formulation of policies and procedures.
  • Assists in the formulation and development of strategic planning efforts to address the town’s future development and goals.
  • Serves in the absence of the manager; provides advice and guidance to the manager; attends board meetings.
  • Responds to a wide variety of citizen issues and requests.
  • Represents the town in various settings and with various intergovernmental groups and officials.
  • Assists the town manager in developing agenda items, background materials, and presentations for the governing body.
  • Leads special projects directly related to the strategic plan.

Key Capabilities:

  • Comprehensive knowledge of public management and organization theories, principles, practices, laws and regulations of public administration at the local level.
  • Considerable knowledge of the law, rules, and regulations which apply to policies and practices in the municipal sector.
  • Ability to exercise considerable initiative and independent judgment in analyzing and applying standards to a variety of situations.
  • Ability to analyze complex organizational and administrative problems and to formulate, develop and present recommendations for
    their solution.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships as necessitated by work assignments.
  • Ability to exercise tact, courtesy, firmness and fairness in contact with department heads, Mayor, Board of Commissioners, and the
    general public, and in the application of regulations and guidelines.
  • Considerable knowledge of the principles and practices of leadership and supervision including communication, motivation, performance coaching, conflict resolution, etc.
  • Ability to make administrative decisions independently and in accordance with established laws, regulations and town policies.


  • Requires graduation from an accredited college or university with major coursework in public administration, government, or
    related field and;
  • Requires a minimum of five to seven years of progressively responsible experience in local government; an equivalent combination of
    training, experience, and education may be considered.
  • Five to seven years of management, with at least three years of supervisory experience in local government, strongly preferred.