County Administrator

Application Deadline: 2023-09-20
Job Type: County
Job Description:

Kewaunee County, Wisconsin seeks to fill a vacancy in its County Administrator’s position. The County Administrator is the chief administrative official in Kewaunee County and is appointed by the County Board of Supervisors pursuant to Wis. Statute 59.18. This position has all of the authority and powers as granted by Wis. Statute 59.18. Additionally, the County Administrator has duties and responsibilities assigned by the Kewaunee County Board of Supervisors. Those duties include: Insurance Coordinator, Purchasing Director, Financial Administration, and Human Resources Director.

The County Administrator shall be appointed based on qualifications including educational background, work experience and demonstrated performance.

The successful candidate should have knowledge of and demonstrated experience in principles and practices of public administration and related legal requirements. Budget development and execution, financial management and administrative practices, county government structure and operation, meeting attendance, strategic planning and organizational improvement, property management and community and intergovernmental relations.

The following education and experience are required for this position: Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, Finance or related field. (Master’s Degree preferred.) Five years of experience in business, industry, or administration of a public agency or department. Any combination of education and experience that provides equivalent knowledge, skills, and abilities will be considered.

The County Administrator position requires a visionary leader with an open, transparent, respectful, and collaborative management style. He/she is a resourceful, accountable, and creative manager adept at developing solutions through partnerships, strategic planning, and fiscal stewardship. Strategic thinking will be critical to identify opportunities and make data-driven decisions to develop innovative approaches and ideas that adapt to changing needs and conditions, both internally and externally. The County Administrator will provide support, advice, and strategic-level recommendations to the County Board. Experience in maintaining positive lines of communication at all levels and interacting with various local, regional, and state offices.

The County Administrator appoints and leads, in accordance with County ordinances, the heads of all departments of the County, whether previously appointed by board or commission, County Board or Board Chair, except those elected by the people, or where statutes provide that appointment shall be made by elected officers. Any appointment by the County Administrator requires the confirmation of the County Board. The County Administrator communicates monthly and annually, and when otherwise advisable, to the County Board of Supervisors the condition of the County and shall recommend such matters to them for their consideration as deemed necessary or advisable for administration and coordination of County functions. The County Administrator coordinates, prepares and researches reports for the County Board as necessary or requested by the County Board and attends County Board meetings and contributes in a manner appropriate with the role of an Administrator.

The salary range for this position is $100,000 – $130,000 based on experience, qualifications and education.

Visit to review the Position Profile Brochure and the job description and to submit your resume. Please submit resumes by September 20, 2023.

Kewaunee County Is An Equal Opportunity Employer

Deadline Note: Visit to review the Position Profile Brochure and the job description and to submit your resume. Please submit resumes by September 20, 2023.

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