Home to the State Capital, Wake County is one of the fastest growing areas in the nation and the second-most populous county in the state, with approximately 1,000,000 residents. The County has received national and international rankings and accolades from publications such as Money, Fortune and Time magazines as being one of the best places to live, work and play.

The central location of the County allows for a short drive to the spectacular mountains or coast. Wake County Government is governed by a seven-member Board of Commissioners, who are elected at-large to serve four-year terms. Wake County Government has a general operating budget of $1.26 billion, employs approximately 4,000 employees, experiences minimal turnover, and is an award-winning leader in wellness and technology initiatives.

Wake County Government offers a wide range of training and development opportunities; a stable career in public service, with a balance of work and family life; flexible work schedules; and a competitive salary and benefits package.​