Adams County, Co (population 527,525) seeks a seasoned, self-aware leader who will excel in a cohesive team environment, demonstrate high performance habits, possess well-defined leadership principles and a growth mindset while focusing on the establishment of a culture of continuous improvement. This Deputy County Manager (DCM) position is part of the County Manager’s executive leadership team supporting the varied activities of one of the fastest growing counties in the US.  The County is seeking to transform the culture to a mindset of high performance and increased professionalism in the broad range of local government services delivered by the County. This individual will lean into the complexities of highly visible portfolio projects which advance the County Board’s vision involving numerous stakeholders leveraging their team's assets and those of their peers across the organization to ensure maximum success. The individual must be a strategist; they will be willing to share their knowledge, expertise and insights as they motivate their team to leverage their strengths to overcome obstacles and leverage opportunities. The DCM will be an individual who will engage holistically across the organization communicating and modeling the County’s vision, mission, and purpose at all levels of the organization.  The DCM reports to the County Manager and will be a strategic partner and thought leader for the ELT, Senior Leadership Team (SLT), and Board of County Commissioners to help carry out the vision, mission, and goals of Adams County.  Upon hire, the DCM will be assigned to support projects and key departments as strengths dictate. Adams County is an employer of choice that cultivates an inclusive and innovative culture where diversity matters.
Competencies and Requirements:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in public administration, public policy, business or related fields along with at least ten years of progressively responsible experience in local government or similar organization, with significant experience at a senior level interacting with elected officials and other stakeholder groups is required.  
  • A Master’s degree in public administration, business administration, or related fields, or other relevant certifications or licenses is highly desirable. 
  • Comfortable working in a complex and fast paced environment demonstrating the ability to interact and lead conversations with elected officials, senior staff, boards or commissions and community organizations in the development and implementation of project goals and objectives
  • A local government generalist with a track record of establishing a solutions driven culture, a progressive leadership style and an ability to thrive with multiple responsibilities and complex issue management.
  • Strong financial acumen including long term financial planning and experience in balancing local government financial needs and capital improvements. 
  • Strong leadership and management skills with demonstrable experience in leading through subordinates, assigning projects with timelines and ultimate accountability for effective implementation.
To Apply:

The Deputy County Manager is appointed by the County Manager.  Starting salary range: $215,000-$240,000 +/- DOQ, with an excellent benefit package. Submit résumé, cover letter, and contact information for five professional references by July 8, 2024.

Questions regarding the recruitment may be directed to Katy Rush, GovHR USA at 847-380-3240 ext.122. Adams County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity.  It strongly encourages minorities and women to apply. It is also a drug-free workplace. 

Application Deadline: July 8, 2024

Posted: 2024-06-17

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