The ideal candidate is a top-performing, highly competent leader who understands the complexities of local government with strong leadership skills. The Administrator will possess strong strategic planning, have a strong foundation in core budgetary practices and fiscal management, exceptional communication skills and have a proven knowledge of principles, practices and techniques of public administration in order to maintain working relationships with County Commissioners, Department Heads, County employees, other public officials and the general public. The Administrator directly oversees 10 department and division heads and collaborates with local elected officials to continuously improve Saline County’s service through employees and systems. Saline County has a five-member Board of County Commissioners and the Administrator must have the ability plan and coordinate a diverse number of activities simultaneously. Preferred qualifications include Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college/university and a master's degree in business or public administration; five or more years progressively responsible experience in local government administration or any equivalent combination of training and experience, which provides the knowledge, skills and abilities. Saline County is located in central Kansas with a population of 55,691 with an annual budget of $51 million and 318 FTEs.