Under the direction of the County Administrator, the Assistant County Administrator strategically collaborates with the County Administrator, peer Assistant County Administrators and Chief Officers to build a leading-edge, mission-focused organization that better serves the community now, and in the years ahead. The position contributes to building a human-centered organization that integrates equity into decision-making and supports the health, effectiveness, creativity and talent of all County employees. The Assistant County Administrator is appointed with the delegated authority to make decisions on behalf of the County Administrator. This position is responsible for leading modernization in an anticipated portfolio of services that currently includes County Administrative Office Operations, Government Relations, Information Technology and Facilities, Fleet and Park Services.
This position also serves as a liaison to Human Resources and the offices of County Counsel and Auditor. The portfolio may adjust over time based on business needs. The Assistant County Administrator collaborates with the County Administrator in establishing the strategic direction, mission and operations of the County and exercises professional judgment and applies this to complex, multi-disciplinary and sensitive issues. The Assistant County Administrator actively participates in the annual countywide budget process and develops outcome-based recommendations for the County Administrator.
Washington County seeks an experienced executive leader who is strategic and forward-thinking with a genuine passion for equitable and inclusive outcomes. The Assistant County Administrator brings their own set of diverse experiences that add value and perspective while complementing and supporting a highly effective and engaged Executive Leadership Team. With an entrepreneurial approach and a genuine interest in modernizing local government operations, the successful candidate embraces change and transformation in support of a shared vision.
Through highly effective leadership skills, the Assistant County Administrator successfully manages and empowers others in a complex, changing environment. With sound emotional intelligence, the Assistant County Administrator values diversity of thought and serves as a catalyst for broad countywide discussions. With a human-centered approach, this transformational leader builds trust through authenticity while leading and empowering staff and promoting a culture that embraces change for the better. The successful candidate is approachable and actively nurtures an open and welcoming environment that continues to advance the County’s EDI initiatives.
Compensation and Benefits
The salary range for the Assistant County Administrator is $173,497.92 - $221,342.16 and will depend on the qualifications of the successful candidates. The County also provides an excellent benefits package.
How to Apply
Applications will be accepted electronically by Raftelis at jobs.crelate.com. Applicants complete a brief online form and are prompted to provide a cover letter and resume. The position is open until filled with the first review on January 2, 2024.
At least six (6) years of increasingly responsible experience in government management, including at least three (3) years of experience supervising professional-level staff, is required. Prior experience driving change and transformation and leading responsibility for developing and coordinating complex inter-jurisdictional programs and projects, analysis of management problems, fiscal consideration and complex budget work is essential. Prior experience working with elected officials is required. A bachelor’s degree in public or business administration, political science, economics, or a related field is required.
A master’s degree in business or public administration, public policy and administration, social science or a related field is preferred. International City/County Management Association Credentialed Manager (ICMA-CM) designation or other leadership certification is ideal.
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