Applicant Commitment

New Hanover County is committed to progressive public policy, superior service, courteous contact, judicious exercise of authority, and sound fiscal management to meet the needs and concerns of our citizens today and tomorrow. Our vision is a vibrant, prosperous, diverse coastal community, committed to building a sustainable future for generations to come.

We can only accomplish our mission and deliver quality services to citizens by selecting employees who are committed to good governance and demonstrate a desire to serve the public. New Hanover County has identified five shared values as the fundamental principles that guide how members of the organization conduct themselves while carrying out our mission in pursuit of the vision. Together, these values provide an ethical framework for decision making and action.

New Hanover County Shared Values

  • Professionalism – Behaving responsively and proactively in our delivery of service to the public, characterized by the quality and diligence with which it is carried out.
  • Integrity – Being forthright, honest and respectful in our interaction with each other and the public at all times, building and reinforcing confidence in our ability to consistently deliver high quality service and results.
  • Innovation – Applying progressive thinking, creativity and adaptability to continually improve all areas of operations, resulting in a more agile and efficient organization.
  • Stewardship – The responsible management of resources entrusted to our care, using sound decision making to ensure services, programs and tax policies are affordable and sustainable over time.
  • Accountability – Taking personal responsibility for our actions and decisions, as well as their consequences, in order to engender trust between and among elected officials, County staff, and the public at large.

New Hanover County is committed to hiring men and women at the top of their professional fields, possessing the best technical skills and who demonstrate and unwavering dedication to the citizens we serve. To ensure a commitment to our shared values and to further integrate potential employees with our organizational mission and vision, it is also necessary that we select employees who demonstrate the behaviors associated with our shared values.

By clicking “I Agree to the New Hanover County Shared Values” below, you will advance to our job openings page, and you are committing that you possess a willingness to serve the public while upholding the behaviors associated with our shared values, should you be selected as an employee of New Hanover County.


Shared Values

Integrity – Accountability – Professionalism – Innovation – Stewardship

By clicking the “I Agree” button below, you will advance to our job announcements and are committing to uphold and value New Hanover County’s Core Values should you become an employee of New Hanover County.

Human Resources: 230 Government Center Drive, Suite 135 • Wilmington, NC 28403 • Phone 910-798-7178 • Fax 910-798-7179