Job Details

County Manager
County of Tooele, UT
Job Description

Job Title: County Manager
Salary Range: Negotiable (Depending on Qualifications)
Status: Full-time, Exempt w/benefits
Closing Date: Open until filled

The Opportunity: Tooele County is currently recruiting for a County Manager who manages the day-to-day affairs of nonelected departments within the county. The successful candidate will provide visionary and innovative leadership, supervision, coordination, and general direction for the County and appointed department heads.

This opportunity includes this great comprehensive benefit package:
• Health, dental, life and vision insurance
• Generous 401K match
• Participating Utah Retirement Services (URS) member

Example of Duties:
• Works closely with the County Council, and other organizations, including citizen groups, in developing and implementing programs to achieve County priorities and solve community problems.
• Prepares analyses and recommendations on public policy issues and long-range plans for the County.
• Assesses community and citizen needs and ensures objectives and priorities are focused on meeting those needs effectively, efficiently and with high quality service.
• May act as the budget officer including directing the development, monitoring, and the administration of the County budget and County finances.
• Approves purchases, expenditures, and capital programs and oversees development, planning, and implementation of a strategic plan, goals, and objectives to meet the operational needs of the County.
• Recommends persons to fill positions on boards, committees, or similar bodies.
• Helps maintain collaborative relationships between the Council and other elected County officials to maximize the effectiveness in the County organization.
• Attends Council meetings and presents information and recommendations deemed necessary or as requested by members of the Council.
• Reviews and signs contracts on behalf of the County.
• Works with the County Attorney and Council in managing litigation, implementing litigation strategies, analyzes, and directs risk management programs.
• Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:
• Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelor’s degree in Public Administration, Public Finance or similar educational degree, including but not limited to a master’s degree in Public Administration or Business Administration with five to seven (5-7) years of prior management experience. An equivalent combination of related education and experience may be considered.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Extensive knowledge of modern principles and practices of public administration. Familiarity with forms of government, ordinances, and state laws governing the administration of local government. Ability to understand, interpret, explain and apply county, state and federal laws and regulations governing the conduct of County operations. General knowledge of fields relating to the various departments under their immediate supervision. Ability to plan, assign, delegate, and direct the work of administrative and supervisory personnel.

Job Details
Negotiable (Depending on Qualifications)
Job Function:
Chief Administrator (City, County, Town Manager)
Position Type:
Full Time
No preference
County of Tooele
47 S Main St
Tooele, UT 84074-2131
United States
Population: 59,326
Form of Government: County Commission

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