Employment Opportunity – Town Manager


The Town of Duck in Dare County, NC is seeking a leader with impeccable integrity, outstanding leadership skills, and a track record of being a visionary consensus builder to be their next Town Manager.  With the ability to build and inspire a high functioning employee team, and to create a culture of trust, transparency, and accountability, the successful candidate will have extensive experience in collaborating with staff, community, regional partners, and the Town Council.

The Town Manager, who reports to the Mayor and a four-person Town Council, leads the Town with 37 FTE who work across 5 departments:  Administration, Community Development, Fire, Parks and Recreation, and Police.   The FY 20-21 general fund budget of $10.5M is supported by a revenue neutral tax rate of $.19 per $100 of assessed tax value as well as two municipal service districts (MSDs) used for Town beach nourishment projects.  The MSD rates are $0.1296 for MSD‐A and $0.285 for MSD‐B.

In addition to supervising staff, the Town Manager must be effective at securing and overseeing contracted services for solid waste collection, recycling, building maintenance, park and trail maintenance, and lifeguard/ocean rescue services. Water is provided by Dare County.  Sewage is generally handled through individual-owner septic systems. No streets are maintained by the Town; they are either private or maintained by NCDOT.

Minimum education is a bachelor’s degree; however, a Master of Public Administration or equivalent graduate degree is strongly preferred. The ideal candidate will have 7-10 years of progressive experience at the position level of division manager, /department head, or higher within a small to medium-sized municipal government organization.   Knowledge of coastal and tourist communities is a plus. The hiring range is $95,500-130,000 with the full salary range of $95,379 to $155,050. The Town Manager is eligible for executive benefits that include performance-based merit increases and bonuses.   The Town offers competitive benefits.  Residency is not required but residency within close proximity and the ability to quickly reach the Town is expected.

To apply, go to https://agency.governmentjobs.com/developmentalassociates/default.cfm and click on the Town Manager – Duck link.  All applications must be fully completed and submitted online via the Developmental Associates application portal – NOT the Town portal, nor any other external website; it is not sufficient to send only a resume.  Application review begins November 1, 2020.  Finalists will participate in virtual interviews and skill assessments on December 2-3, 2020.   Interviews with the Mayor and Council will follow at a subsequent time.   All inquiries should be emailed to hiring@developmentalassociates.com. The Town of Duck is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Developmental Associates, LLC is managing the recruitment and selection process for this position.