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County Manager

Company: Larimer County
Location: Fort Collins
Posted on: May 14, 2022

Job Description:

Larimer County is seeking a highly motivated, inclusive, collaborative, adaptable, and experienced leader with a forward-thinking outlook to become their next County Manager. They seek someone that will foster positive relationships with residents; someone that will appreciate the diversity that exists in the county; and someone to continue to move the county forward, being mindful of the urban and rural character of the county.

Larimer County (359,066 population) is in North Central Colorado and is the sixth largest county in Colorado based on population. The County includes the northern Front Range mountains, is at the edge of the Colorado Eastern Plains and borders with Wyoming. The County extends to the Continental Divide and includes mountain communities and Rocky Mountain National Park.

Larimer County is a friendly community with wonderful neighborhoods, excellent schools, higher education opportunities, quality medical care, and small-town ambiance with amenities normally associated with larger metro areas.

Larimer County is one of the largest and most innovative employers in Northern Colorado, with over 1930 full time employees, locations across the County, and hundreds of services provided to the community. The 2022 Larimer County budget is $649.7 million with a total operating budget of $326.7 million. Larimer's three-member Board of County Commissioners is the main policy-making body in the County and works to represent the interest of the citizens of Larimer County at local, state, and national levels. Commissioners are elected at large from one of three geographic districts for four-year staggered terms. In Larimer County, Commissioners are limited to serving three four-year terms.

Successful Candidates should have:
--- Equivalent to a master's degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in Public Administration, Business Administration, Political Science, or a related field.
--- Eight (8) years of progressively responsible experience in the executive management of a public or private organization required.
--- A strong political acumen to navigate and anticipate resource allocation, potential obstructions, and the legislative arena at the local, state, and federal level.

The County offers competitive compensation with a target starting salary between $207,336 and $259,170 +/- DOQ along with a comprehensive benefits package including Medical, Dental, and Vision Benefits, Employee Medical Clinic (medical, behavioral and physical therapy), Flexible Spending Accounts/Health Savings Account, Short and Long-Term Disability, Employee Assistance Program, Basic Life/Accidental Death & Dismemberment, Accident, Critical Illness, 401(a) with employer match, 457(b) Deferred Compensation, and paid time off including, vacation, sick, and holidays.

HOW TO APPLY

Interested candidates should apply online by May 13, 2022, with a cover letter, resume, and contact information for at least five (5) professional references to www.GovHRjobs.com and to the attention of Sarah McKee, Senior Vice President, GovHR USA, 630 Dundee Road, Suite 225, Northbrook, IL 60062. Tel: 847-380-3240, EXT 120. Only electronic submissions will be accepted.

Larimer County is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and prohibits discrimination and harassment in all employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity or expression, and sexual orientation), national origin, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, military status, or any other characteristic protected by law or regulation.

Keywords: Larimer County, Fort Collins , County Manager, Executive , Fort Collins, Colorado

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