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County Manager

Min Hourly Max Hourly Min Monthly Max Monthly Min Salary Max Salary
$67.25 $94.15 $11,656.44 $16,319.02 $139,873.00 $195,822.00


Serves as Chief Administrative Officer for the County. Serves as the administrative communicative liaison between the Board of County Commissioners, the County division and department directors, and the County's elected officials. Conveys the Board's policy directions to division and department directors and coordinates the flow of information and advice from division and department directors to the Board. Coordinates County resources to accomplish the objectives of the Board of County Commissioners.


The following statements are illustrative of the duties and responsibilities of the job. The organization retains the right to modify or change the duties and responsibilities of the job at any time.   

  • Receives general direction from the Board of County Commissioners.
  • Exercises general guidance over County Division heads, Assistant County Manager, and Administration professional and clerical staff.Manage all operational and administrative matters within stated policies of the Board of Commissioners.
  • Work with departments on a day-to-day basis to ensure that County business is conducted in a manner that is in accordance with County polices and resolve questions arising from the interpretation of County policies.
  • Supervise the preparation of budget information for the Board of County Commissioners.
  • Review and approve budget adjustments when no additional funding is needed for the adjustment and approve other budget changes that fall within the authority delegated to the County Manager by the Board of County Commissioners.
  • Coordinate staff and other individual participation in Board meetings by identifying issues, insuring appropriate staff input, and scheduling their appearance.
  • Keep the Board of County Commissioners informed about the progress of all projects requested by the Board of County Commissioners.
  • Oversee the public information efforts for Board of County Commissioners.
  • Manage the preparation of the agenda of all required documentation; introduce agenda items for the Board's consideration and ensure that background information is provided, as needed, to facilitate the Board's consideration of the issues involved; ensure that appropriate records of Board meetings are maintained.
  • Serve as Coordinator for the Board in the day-to-day communication between the Board and other elected officials, division and department directors, other County officials, and the public ensuring effective communication.
  • Manage the day-to-day operations of the Commissioner's Office to insure that routine accounting, clerical support, budgeting, purchasing, and maintenance support are available.
  • Supervise personnel and program operations including the assignment and review of staff work, interpretation of program and policy for staff, initiation and management of disciplinary action, interviewing, and selection of staff, and scheduling of work time
  • Manage the Larimer County's executive management team; review and resolve internal issues; develop and implement strategic direction for the organization; attend County meetings to represent the division before the Board of Commissioners.
  • Participate in various committees and boards related to program activities and responsibilities.
  • Performs the duties defined by the Board of County Commissioners and governing policy manual.
  • Perform other duties as appropriate or necessary for performance of the job.
Knowledge, Skils, & Abilities:
  • Functions/departmental operations of County and/or public sector organizations.
  • Strategic planning methods commonly used in large, complex organizations.
  • Budget administration of large, complex organizations.
  • Supervisory principles, procedures, and methods including training, discipline, selection, and evaluation.
  • Scope and application of laws and regulations pertaining to applicable local, state, and federal programs and organizations.
  • Leadership methods and management skills.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing.
  • Read and comprehend department and County rules, regulations, policies, and standard operating procedures.
  • Act as an official representative of the County in a professional manner with local, state, and national agencies and organizations.
  • Exercise organizational and analytical skills.
  • Supervise and mentor professional and support staff in a productive and positive manner.
  • Communicate effectively on behalf of the Board with other elected and appointed officials and with other public or private organizations and individuals.
  • Organize material and present information clearly and concisely in verbal and written form.
  • Perform effective public speaking to groups of varied interests and backgrounds.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with other County employees, representatives of other agencies and organizations, and members of the community.
  • Eight years of progressively responsible experience in the executive management of a public or private organization.
  • 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.

Background Image: Changing Aspen Leaves in Rocky Mountain National Park by Jeremy Hollis. All rights reserved.