Job Details

County Administrator
County of Flathead, MT
Job Description

Flathead County, Montana

County Administrator
Annual salary: Negotiable up to $128,000
Application deadline: Open until filled.
First resume review: Friday, February 12, 2021.

Your next career move is here: Flathead County, Montana. The current County Administrator is retiring after 16 years in the position, and during that time he and the Flathead County Commission have enjoyed a very strong relationship. The County Administrator is the lynchpin between the Commissioners and 20 departments representing both elected and appointed offices. The County Administrator provides overall leadership, direction, coordination, and support of the activities of the County’s workforce.

The Flathead County Commission desires a visionary fiscal conservative leader who embraces the stability of their organization and will bring a steady hand to its management. The Administrator will need excellent communication skills to effectively manage relationships with 20 department heads/elected officials. As Flathead County is experiencing unprecedented growth, the Commission seeks a manager with the ability to take a proactive mindset to future development while keeping government regulations as limited as possible. The Commission does not want to grow government – it wants to manage government. Lastly, the ideal candidate will appreciate and desire to embrace the distinctive northwest Montana lifestyle: a cordial, family-friendly, and independent community; all-season outdoor recreation; and magnificent scenery.

To view additional qualifications and submit your résumé, cover letter, and a list of six work-related references (two supervisors, two direct reports and two colleagues) please go to our website:

For further information contact:

Andrew Nelson
CPS HR Consulting
(916) 471-3329

To view an online brochure for this position visit:
Flathead County website:

Flathead County is an equal opportunity employer.

Job Details
Job Function:
Chief Administrator (City, County, Town Manager)
Position Type:
Full Time
No preference
County of Flathead
40 11th St W Ste 230
Kalispell, MT 59901-5799
United States
Population: 91,301
Form of Government: County Council-Administrator/Manager

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