The City of Asheville, North Carolina is seeking an inspiring, innovative and visionary leader to be its City Manager. A vibrant community nestled between the Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains, Asheville serves as the regional and cultural hub for Western North Carolina. It is the tenth largest city in the state with a population of 91,929 and an estimated daily population of over 150,000.
The City Manager reports to a seven-member City Council and leads a team of two assistant city managers and 16 department heads. The position is responsible for overall management of an annual operating budget of $180 million and a staff of 1,248 employees.
For more information, contact Sharon Klumpp at Springsted | Waters at email@example.com or by calling 651-223-3053 (office) or 651-270-6856 (mobile).
The position requires a Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration or related field, Master’s preferred, with at least ten years of responsible, high-level managerial experience in a complex organization, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Qualified candidate will have a record of successful leadership in executing strategic goals, managing organizational performance, transparent communications, prudent fiscal management, building effective intergovernmental and community partnerships, and engaging citizens. Experience managing rapid growth in a city with significant architectural structures and a thriving tourism industry is a plus. Familiarity with Dillon’s Rule preferred.
Additional Salary Information: The City of Asheville offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience and a comprehensive benefits package including relocation for an out-of-area candidate; 401(k) contribution; Local Government Employee Retirement System (LGERS) contribution; and life, health and, dental insurance.
About Springsted | Waters
We offer one of the most comprehensive approaches to candidate recruitment, selection, and evaluation available because of our extensive experience in the human resources field. We have experience in recruiting both managers and professional employees. In addition, we use comprehensive assessment and profiling tools to ensure quality placement, including the option of creating a competency model unique to your organization for selection and development. We have the knowledge and experience to generate a pool of highly qualified candidates for a variety of key managerial and professional positions. We have also successfully assisted many clients in the evaluation of applicants.
We believe that effective candidate evaluation involves a combination of pre-employment assessments (25%), background and reference investigation (50%), and structured interviews (25%). Our experienced, capable professionals are able to provide assistance in each of these areas.
-job definition and analysis to develop selection criteria
-candidate identification, solicitation, and screening
-candidate background and reference investigation
-comprehensive candidate psychol...ogical and personality evaluation
-development of competency model to identify core competencies for purposes of
-candidate selection and ensuring success and development of new hires
-client assistance in the interview process, including development of suggested interview questions and salary negotiations
Contact us for more information or to schedule an engagement at 651-223-3000.