County Administrator

  • ORGANIZATION
    Wexford County
  • LOCATION
    Cadillac, MI
  • SALARY
    $75,000 - $100,000
summary
Under the direction of the Board of Commissioners, the County Administrator is responsible for the overall management of the County. Assists the Board of Commissioners in developing the vision for the County as well as implementation strategies and programs for realizing related goals, objectives, and outcomes.


Position Responsibilities
• Directs and promotes the interests, goals, purposes, and policies of Wexford County. 
• Plans, organizes, and directs County operations and assures implementation of policies for operating departments within their control. 
• Presents creative alternatives to various challenges facing the County. 
• Assesses operations, staffing levels, facilities, and equipment. Analyzes budgetary and resource needs, undertakes improvements, and implements changes. Monitors operational costs and takes actions for increasing efficiency. Knowledge of governmental accounting is important. 
• Oversees the preparation and implementation of the annual budget, assures proper administration of the budget and the achievement of desired financial outcomes. 
• Works with the Board, professional consultants, citizens, contractors and departments to examine the needs of the County, the development of programs and services, and the evaluation of County operations. 
 • Serves as the spokesperson for the County, including utilizing various media sources, such as radio, print and social media.
Qualifications
• This position requires knowledge equivalent to that which normally would be acquired through a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration, Business Administration, Finance, or a related field. A Master’s degree in these fields is preferred, but not required. 
• A minimum of five years of managerial or leadership experience. Governmental experience preferred. 
• Experience in grant writing and grant management preferred.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities Required
• Demonstrates thorough knowledge of budgeting, personnel administration and resource management and the ability to identify and implement best practices. 
• Ability to establish effective working relationships and use good judgment, initiative and resourcefulness when dealing with County employees, contractors to the County, representatives of other governmental units, professional contacts, elected officials and the public. Able to maintain strong positive relationships between the Administration, Board of Commissioners, and Elected officials to build a cohesive and productive team. 
• Ability to assess situations, solve problems, work effectively under stress, within deadlines, and in emergency situations. 
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

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