Career Opportunities

Now Hiring - City of Conover, City Manager

The City of Conover is currently seeking experienced, professional, energetic, outgoing & action-oriented candidates for the position of City Manager. Conover is located in the western piedmont area of North Carolina and is part of the Hickory Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA), the sixth largest metro in the state. Conover is located approximately 50 miles northwest of Charlotte; 60 miles west of Winston-Salem; and 80 miles east of Asheville. As of the 2020 Census, Conover serves a resident population of 8,421 as well as a large and diversifying manufacturing base. Recent city initiatives include significant economic development including 5 million square feet of re-occupied industrial space and the construction of an additional 2 million square feet; the redevelopment of the former Broyhill Furniture site in downtown Conover through the leveraging of partnerships and grants exceeding $13 million, including the rehabilitation and creation of Conover Station; construction of the Manufacturing Solutions Center that is operated by Catawba Valley Community College, and much more.

 

The manager is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the City with 153 employees. The FY21-22 Budget totals $25.05 million with a General Fund of $12.06 million.

 

The ideal candidate will demonstrate:

  • strong interpersonal and communication skills;

  • the ability and inclination to get out of the office and connect with the public, employees, businesses, partners and community organizations;

  • experience in economic development, residential housing, infrastructure development and grant administration;

  • strong financial management and budget development skills; 

 

Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation with a master’s degree (preferred) in public administration or a related field as well as 5 or more years of experience as a local government manager or department head with significant responsibilities.

 

The hiring range is $115,000-$140,000 depending on qualifications with a full benefits package. The position is open until filled but please submit a cover letter, resume, references, and WPCOG application to WPCOG Executive Director Anthony Starr, via email at anthony.starr@wpcog.org no later than Friday, November 26th, 2021 to ensure consideration. Candidates will be subject to an interview and assessment process. The first round of interviews will take place in early January. Conover is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Now Hiring - Town of Long View, Town Clerk & Public Information Officer

The Town of Long View is currently seeking self-motivated candidates for the position of Town Clerk & Public Information Officer (PIO) who excel in communications, organization and are detail-oriented. Long View is located in both Catawba and Burke Counties and has a diverse population of 5,088 residents as of the 2020 Census. The Town of Long View employees 40 full-time staff who work in 6 departments; Administration; Finance; Fire; Police; Planning and Public Works.

 

The Town Clerk & Public Information Officer is an essential part of the management team and is considered a department head and the position reports to the town administrator. The Clerk/PIO position does not currently supervise any staff. An employee in this position will be responsible for all municipal clerk duties, will serve as the town’s public information officer and will provide administrative support tasks for the town administrator, mayor and council.

 

Duties Include:

  • facilitating notices of special meetings of the Board of Aldermen, taking and maintaining minutes of the Board, preparing digital agenda packets, serving as the custodian of town records and conducting other town administrative duties

  • managing the town website, digital sign, and Power DMS document management system, as well as, acting as the town’s virtual meeting administrator

  • writing, editing, and coordinating the distribution of information as needed for town departments,

  • organizing the logistics for various meetings and events

 

The ideal candidate will:

  • demonstrate strong interpersonal and communication skills;

  • be both self-motivated and possess a team mindset;

  • possess local government experience and be knowledge of various resources; and

  • display public speaking skills. 

 

Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation with an associate’s degree (preferred) and 3 or more years of related experience.

 

The hiring range is $50,000-$65,000 depending on qualifications with a full benefits package. The position is open until filled but please submit a cover letter, resume, references, and WPCOG application to WPCOG Director of Human Resources Ashley Bolick, via email at ashley.bolick@wpcog.org no later than Monday, November 15th, 2021 to ensure consideration. Candidates will be subject to an interview and assessment process. The first round of interviews will take place in early December. The Town of Long View is an Equal Opportunity Employer.