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The County Administrator is the highest-ranking executive official in a county government, responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the county and its departments. Working with the Board of Supervisors, these County Administrators develop policies, implement the policies and goals set by the Board of Supervisors, and work with county staff to ensure the county is functioning efficiently. Major duties and responsibilities associated with the role are mentioned on the County Administrator Resume as – developing and implementing county policies and programs, overseeing a variety of departments, preparing and monitoring the county budget, evaluating department performance, and representing the county in intergovernmental relations.

Apart from possessing the ability to stay informed of changes in local, state, and federal laws, regulations, and policies affecting the county, job applicants for this role are expected to demonstrate evidence of the following skills – strong leadership and management skills, excellent communication and interpersonal skills, financial and budgeting skills, problem-solving and decision-making skills, and knowledge of local, state, and federal laws and regulations. A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in public administration, business administration, or a related field is typically required to be a County Administrator. Some employers may require a master’s degree in public administration, business administration, or a related field.

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County Administrator Resume

Summary : As a County Administrator, supervised department heads and departmental staff. Developed and presented an annual budget. Coordinated county committees and work. Implemented updated pay plan and classification plan. Oversaw the day-to-day activities of a county government, ensuring operations run smoothly and efficiently.

Skills : Research, Policy Development, Board Relations, Supervisory.

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  1. Oversaw county operations, and implemented board policies and procedures.
  2. Worked with the committee on planning, business programming, and other programs.
  3. Researched and recommended a new structure for Economic Development Committee to include area businesses, schools, government agencies, and citizens.
  4. Operated county government under the general direction of the County Board of Commissioners, including budgets, finances, personnel, and services.
  5. Directed and coordinated the management of County finances, including the preparation and presentation of proposed annual budgets and a Capital Improvement Plan.
  6. Provided supervision and leadership to department directors, Administrative Services staff, and, indirectly, all County employees.
  7. Developed new policy, developed employee travel policy, reduced audit findings pages in sixteen months, and provided leadership.
            Years of Experience
            Experience
            7-10 Years
            Experience Level
            Level
            Management
            Education
            Education
            BBA


            County Administrator Resume

            Summary : As a County Administrator, Coordinated the annual budget. Brings critical budget issues to BOCC for discussion. Presentedfinal budget to BOCC for approval; submitted annual budget and periodic budget amendments to the Department of Local Affairs (DOLA).

            Skills : Administrative Skills, Coordinational Skills.

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            1. Planned directed coordinated and supervised the overall activities, direction, and organizational structure of county departments not headed by an elected official to ensure that county short and long-range goals and objectives are achieved.
            2. Ensured that County departments complied with county policies and Created, updated, and distributed policy manuals.
            3. Assisted Montezuma County Elected Officials when necessary to help them meet their statutory requirements.
            4. Conducted regular staff meetings to review the County departments progress, accomplishments, budgets, and operating plans.
            5. Established organization procedures and communicates procedures to department heads for implementation.
            6. Hired, evaluated, disciplined, and terminated department heads and administrative staff; developed their potential, and monitors/evaluates their performance to maintain efficiency and quality of work; made salary recommendations to the BOCC.  
            7. Maintained communication with other boards appointed by the BOCC (Lodgers Tax Committee, Extension Advisory Board, Fair Board, Cemetery Boards).
                                                              Years of Experience
                                                              Experience
                                                              7-10 Years
                                                              Experience Level
                                                              Level
                                                              Management
                                                              Education
                                                              Education
                                                              BBA


                                                              County Administrator Resume

                                                              Summary : County Administrator with more than 7+ years of experience supporting the chemical industry, state government, and higher education sector. Expertised includes business partnership, strategic planning, diversity consulting, organization development, employee relations, union-labor relations, safety practices, compliance, investigations, system, recruiting, performance management, benefits management, and workforce planning.

                                                              Skills : Organizational Development, Finance, Budgeting, Economic Development, Records Management.

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                                                              Description :

                                                              1. Managed all aspects of county government administration across all departments such as human resources, tax board, planning board, public works, purchasing, information technology, emergency, and services totaling 390+ employees.
                                                              2. Led efforts for performance management, benefit plans, and workers' compensation.
                                                              3. Supervised the custody of all county property, institutions, and agencies.
                                                              4. Maintained Union Labor relations, served as Hearing Officer for all grievances, and managed a county budget of $81M.
                                                              5. Assumed the incremental duties of the Human Resource Director role and led a team of seven (7).
                                                              6. Initiated and realized $175K in annual savings by optimizing the use of county cars.
                                                              7. Renegotiated multi-year union contracts for the Sheriff, Corrections, Assistant Prosecutor, Health Department, Road, Facility, and Transportation departments.
                                                                        Years of Experience
                                                                        Experience
                                                                        7-10 Years
                                                                        Experience Level
                                                                        Level
                                                                        Consultant
                                                                        Education
                                                                        Education
                                                                        BBA

                                                                        County Administrator Resume

                                                                        Objective : Results-driven County Administrator with 9 years of experience impacting city and county governments through innovative process improvement measures and data-driven tactics to improve governmental services. Presented final budget to BOCC for approval; submitted the annual budget and periodic budget amendments to the Department of Local Affairs (DOLA).

                                                                        Skills : Planning, Data Analyst.

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                                                                        Description :

                                                                        1. Implemented all decisions, policies, programs, and directives of the County Council.
                                                                        2. Managed all county divisions, departments, bureaus, officers, agencies, commissions, and other administrative units of county government not specifically placed under the jurisdiction of any elected county official, the Judiciary, or Office of Court Administration by the Home Rule Charter or applicable law.
                                                                        3. Participated in all labor relations activities including, contract administration, grievance proceedings, and appointment and/or dismissal of all non-elected employees.
                                                                        4. Answered phones and offer assistance to drop-in customers.
                                                                        5. Collected CODs from drivers and FOB (Freight on Board) customers and record the information.
                                                                        6. Processed credit card sales by typing in the required information into the credit card machine and recording the information onto the COD report.
                                                                        7. Assisted with inventory by collecting and entering data into the system.
                                                                                  Years of Experience
                                                                                  Experience
                                                                                  0-2 Years
                                                                                  Experience Level
                                                                                  Level
                                                                                  Entry Level
                                                                                  Education
                                                                                  Education
                                                                                  BBA

                                                                                  County Administrator Resume

                                                                                  Objective : Self-starting, goal-oriented strategist whose self-assurance, determination, and visualization stimulate accomplishment. Self-motivated and emphatic. Quickly learned procedures and methods. Structured and resourceful. Planned, problem solved and communicated. Demonstrated high-performance standards, including care to timetables, deadlines, budgets, and quality work.

                                                                                  Skills : Administrator, Implementational Skills.

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                                                                                  1. Administered a budget of $16 million and supported Constitutional Officers in the budgeting and Internal Controls of their Internal Service Funds.
                                                                                  2. Implemented the first five (5) year plan for automobiles, equipment, and infrastructure.
                                                                                  3. Restructured and streamlined EMS, EMA, and the Fire Department under the umbrella of Public Safety.
                                                                                  4. Instigated the county's first customized record retention policy and County-Wide fee schedule.
                                                                                  5. Outsourced our Information Technology Department; saving the County money and delivered a full-time I.T.
                                                                                  6. Directed, administered, and coordinated the activities of the County in accordance with policies, goals, and objectives established by the Board of County Commissioners. 
                                                                                  7. Assisted the Board in the development of county policies and goals that cover county operations. Provided administrative support to the Board of County Commissioners in implementing the directives of the Board. 
                                                                                  8. Ensured budget preparation and presentation to the Board and administration, including corrective actions throughout the year.
                                                                                              Years of Experience
                                                                                              Experience
                                                                                              2-5 Years
                                                                                              Experience Level
                                                                                              Level
                                                                                              Junior
                                                                                              Education
                                                                                              Education
                                                                                              BBA

                                                                                              County Administrator Resume

                                                                                              Objective : Highly qualified County Administrator with experience in the industry. Developed and reviewed plans for different projects, assessed the budget for various departments, implemented programs, and communicated with department heads and the public.

                                                                                              Skills : Developmental Skills, Organizational Skills.

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                                                                                              1. Responsible for all aspects of organizational management, including a budget, personnel, capital projects, legislative affairs, liaison with other local governments and business interests, and execution of policy direction of the elected Board of Commissioners.
                                                                                              2. Served on the boards of directors of Economic Development for Central Oregon and the Central Oregon Visitors Association.
                                                                                              3. Created award-winning budgets and performance measurement systems.
                                                                                              4. Completely overhauled and modernized county human resource policies and codes.
                                                                                              5. Established the Deschutes On-site Clinic, a money-saving innovation providing primary medical care, urgent care, prescriptions, and wellness programs for the individuals in the Deschutes County self-funded health benefits plan.
                                                                                              6. Created and personally oversaw multiple regular communication: communicated channels with employees and the Board.
                                                                                              7. Implemented goals, programs, policies, and procedures established and approved by a majority vote by the Board of County Commissioners.
                                                                                                        Years of Experience
                                                                                                        Experience
                                                                                                        2-5 Years
                                                                                                        Experience Level
                                                                                                        Level
                                                                                                        Junior
                                                                                                        Education
                                                                                                        Education
                                                                                                        BBA

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                                                                                                        Objective : Highly qualified County Administrator with experience in the industry. Provided administrative/operational leadership and oversight of substance use disorder treatment services to justice-involved males and females at multiple locations under the jurisdiction of the department.

                                                                                                        Skills : Planning, Loading.

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                                                                                                        1. Established operating policies and procedures and attain SNF Medicare certification.
                                                                                                        2. Re-Established the QA committee and instituted continuous quality improvement activities with a resulting impact on the facility's regulatory compliance history.
                                                                                                        3. Processed all source documents, ensuring accuracy, and created invoices using QuickBooks including monthly bank reconciliation.
                                                                                                        4. Served as the single point of contact for Sheriff's Department officials, contract compliance, and meeting and exceeding established operational benchmarks.
                                                                                                        5. Ensured compliance with Commonwealth Office of Community Corrections standards and their interagency agreement governing the three ECSD OCC centers.
                                                                                                        6. Weighed loaded trucks and print customer tickets for signature.
                                                                                                        7. Maintained radio communication with loader operators and drivers. Acted as a liaison between the drivers and load operators.
                                                                                                          Years of Experience
                                                                                                          Experience
                                                                                                          2-5 Years
                                                                                                          Experience Level
                                                                                                          Level
                                                                                                          Junior
                                                                                                          Education
                                                                                                          Education
                                                                                                          BBA

                                                                                                          County Administrator Resume

                                                                                                          Objective : Highly qualified County Administrator with experience in the industry. Supervised day-to-day operations of all county departments and staff, directly and through department heads; Oversaw hiring, firing, disciplining, and suspensions of all county employees.

                                                                                                          Skills : Administrative Skills, Supervising Skills.

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                                                                                                          1. Planned, directed coordinated, and supervised the overall activities, direction, and organizational structure of county departments not headed by an elected official to ensure that county short and long-range goals and objectives are achieved.
                                                                                                          2. Ensured that County departments complied with county policies. Created, updated, and distributed policy manuals.
                                                                                                          3. Assisted Montezuma County Elected Officials when necessary to help them meet their statutory requirements.
                                                                                                          4. Conducted regular staff meetings to review the County departments progress, accomplishments, budgets, and operating plans.
                                                                                                          5. Established organization procedures and communicates procedures to department heads for implementation.
                                                                                                          6. Hired, evaluated, disciplined, and terminated department heads and administrative staff; developed their potential, monitored/evaluated their performance to maintain efficiency and quality of work; made salary recommendations to the BOCC. 
                                                                                                          7. Worked with HR and department heads to resolve employee disputes for remaining staff as needed.
                                                                                                            Years of Experience
                                                                                                            Experience
                                                                                                            2-5 Years
                                                                                                            Experience Level
                                                                                                            Level
                                                                                                            Junior
                                                                                                            Education
                                                                                                            Education
                                                                                                            BBA

                                                                                                            County Administrator Resume

                                                                                                            Summary : As a County Administrator, monitored and executed the county budget, which includes submitting each year to the council a proposed budget package with options and recommendations for its consideration and possible approval; Operated the county with a professional understanding of how all county functions operate together to their best effect; Attended all council meetings, but does not have any voting rights.

                                                                                                            Skills : Counciling, Ordering.

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                                                                                                            1. Kept the council advised regarding the financial condition and administrative activities of the county.
                                                                                                            2. Administered all ordinances and resolutions and see to the faithful execution of all orders and directives of the council.
                                                                                                            3. Examined regularly all accounts, records, personnel policies, and operations of each department, office, and agency of the county government and report to the council in connection therewith.
                                                                                                            4. Made recommendations to the council on all matters concerning county affairs; to be responsible for the care and custody of all county property and to account therefore to the council.
                                                                                                            5. Recorded all deeds, contracts, plats, or other legal instruments; and performed such other duties as may from time to time be assigned to such officer by the council. 
                                                                                                            6. Prepared and facilitated commissioner workshops and meetings including but not limited to setting agendas, assuring public notice requirements are met, preparing packets and materials for display, operating virtual meeting platforms such as Zoom, Go To Meeting, Google Meets, WebEx Meet, and Microsoft Teams, controlling the presentation of materials on YouTube.
                                                                                                            7. Coordinated the annual budget. Brings critical budget issues to BOCC for discussion.
                                                                                                            Years of Experience
                                                                                                            Experience
                                                                                                            7-10 Years
                                                                                                            Experience Level
                                                                                                            Level
                                                                                                            Management
                                                                                                            Education
                                                                                                            Education
                                                                                                            BBA

                                                                                                            County Administrator Resume

                                                                                                            Headline : As a County Administrator, directed or assisted in budget development and monitoring, and have charge of purchasing, building operation and maintenance, personnel, collective bargaining, and other staff functions. Submitted employee time to payroll.

                                                                                                            Skills : Project Management, Organizational Skills.

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                                                                                                            1. Assisted with processing billing and accounts payables.
                                                                                                            2. Managed and supervised administrative staff, attend events like council meetings and public dialogues, and take part in relief operations during emergencies.
                                                                                                            3. Attended all meetings of the council, regular and special; prepared and presented agendas for all regular and special meetings mailed and delivered to the members all notices of such meetings as are required by law and these rules.
                                                                                                            4. Attested the signature of the chairman on all ordinances, resolutions, and directives of the council, and sign with the chairman all deeds, leases, bonds, contracts, and other legal instruments affecting the county.
                                                                                                            5. Conducted official correspondence on behalf of the chairman and the council.
                                                                                                            6. Assisted the council in the execution and implementation of its policies and programs.
                                                                                                            7. Prepared an annual budget for adoption by the council and Worked with Administration Staff, County Assessor, and Commissioners to certify mills and levies for all taxing districts.
                                                                                                            Years of Experience
                                                                                                            Experience
                                                                                                            5-7 Years
                                                                                                            Experience Level
                                                                                                            Level
                                                                                                            Executive
                                                                                                            Education
                                                                                                            Education
                                                                                                            BBA