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County Administrator

Douglas County

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Board of Commissioners Office

County Administrator

Full Time


As the Chief Executive Officer of Douglas County, this position will oversee the daily operations of Douglas County Government, provide executive leadership and overall direction to County Department Directors and the Board of County Commissioners on policies and procedures, administer all phases of the annual county budgetary process and review budgets for the different departments on a consistent basis, attend department meetings, public hearings and Commission meetings, and be present during emergency situations, discuss local issues with department heads, clients, and the public, do outreach to secure more investment, such as new construction or job creation, from private industry and the state government and working with citizen groups.  This position works under the broad policy guidance of the County Commission Chairman and BOC.


  • Bachelor's degree (Master’s preferred) from an accredited college or university in public administration, political science, business management, finance, urban planning, or closely related field
  • Five years professional work experience as a municipal administrator
  • Experience sufficient to thoroughly understand the work of subordinate positions to answer questions and resolve problems usually associated with five to seven years’ experience
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered
  • Must be computer literate, with proficiency in MS Office Suite
  • Must have and maintain a valid United States Driver's License (Class C), a satisfactory motor vehicle record (MVR) and the ability and willingness to drive a county vehicle; if assigned job duties require the use of a vehicle
  • Minimum 21 years of age

Employment is contingent on passing a mandatory Physical/Drug Screen/MVR and Background Investigation.

Salary:  $165,000.00 - $200,000.00 annually; this is a contract position and the salary is based on qualifications and experience, plus full benefits package

Resumes may be attached, but a resume without a completed application will not be considered.

The recruitment, selection, appointment and promotion of employees shall be in such a manner as to promote equal employment for all persons without regard to race, age, color, creed, religion, ancestry, sex, national origin, physical handicap or political affiliation.”

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