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County Administrator - Lincoln County, Oregon

County of Lincoln, OR

Located in the heart of the beautiful central Oregon Coast, Lincoln County is home to spectacular natural beauty, a thriving arts community, and a growing ocean-based economy. Lincoln County boasts more than 40 federal, state, and local parks, two wilderness areas, and approximately 54 miles of ocean beaches, providing an abundance of recreational opportunities for camping, fishing, hiking, beachcombing, whale watching and more. One of the largest fishing fleets on the west coast is located in Newport (the county seat) which, along with tourism, creates a healthy economy. Lincoln County has a population of 48,820 people which can increase to over 100,000 at the height of the tourist season.

Lincoln County is governed by a three-member, nonpartisan Board of County Commissioners serving four-year staggered terms. The County employs 465 FTEs and has a 2020-2021 adopted budget of $110 million, including a general fund of $47 million. County departments include: County Administrator, Legal Counsel, Emergency Management, Fairgrounds, Finance & Accounting, Health & Human Services, Juvenile, Parks, Parole & Probation, Personnel, Planning & Development, Public Works, Surveyor's Office, Transit, and Veteran Services. Elected County positions include the Assessor, District Attorney, County Clerk, Sheriff, and Treasurer.

Serving at the pleasure of the Board of Commissioners, the County Administrator is responsible for implementing BOC policy, and for planning, organizing, directing and controlling the activities and operations of Lincoln County government. The County Administrator also develops policy recommendations for BOC action and provides highly responsible and complex administrative support to the BOC. Working under the general direction of the Board of Commissioners, Lincoln County's Administrator supervises non-elected department directors.

A bachelor’s degree in business administration, public administration or political science and a minimum of 7 years of progressively responsible administrative or staff experience in municipal government with at least 5 years in municipal administration and 3 years of high-level administrative responsibility at a department head or Assistant City Manager level or above is required. A master’s degree in a related field is preferred.

For a complete position profile, full job description and to apply online, visit Prothman at, click on "Open Recruitments" and then click the position title. To apply, click on "Apply Online" and follow the directions provided. For questions, call 206-368-0050. Lincoln County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. First review of applications: September 19, 2021 (open until filled).

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Job Details

Job Function
Chief Administrator (City, County, Town Manager)
Position Type
Full Time

County of Lincoln


210 SW 2nd St
Newport, OR 97365
United States

Form of Government
County Commission