Central Services Director / Deputy County Administrator

County of Jefferson, WA

Central Services Director / Deputy County Administrator
Jefferson County, Washington
Salary: $102,578 - $133,841

Located on the Olympic Peninsula in western Washington, Jefferson County offers an amazing quality of life. The region offers incredible outdoor recreational opportunities both on sea and in the mountains, stunningly beautiful landscapes, and a uniquely vibrant cultural scene. Stretching from the Puget Sound to the Pacific Coast, Jefferson County is home to just over 32,000 residents. Accessible by ferry or car from Seattle on the east side of the Puget Sound, Jefferson County has maintained a historic character while embracing a progressive and creative way of life. The communities of Port Hadlock, Irondale, and Port Townsend are as varied as the geography that surrounds them which, historically, formed a major seaport in the 1800's, and most of that era’s unique architecture remains. Port Townsend is the only incorporated city in Jefferson County and is the county seat. The city has a population of approximately 9,500, though the city's spectacular festivals, vibrant cultural scene, and other unique attractions bring over a million visitors each year.

The Board of County Commissioners is the legislative authority of Jefferson County and is comprised of three Commissioners who serve four-year terms. In addition, Jefferson County citizens elect their Assessor, Auditor, Clerk, District Court Judge, Prosecuting Attorney, Sheriff, Superior Court Judge, and Treasurer. The County’s General Fund budget for 2022 is $27 million and the total budget is $78 million.

Under the general direction of the County Administrator, the Central Services Director/Deputy County Administrator is responsible for budgeting, capital planning, and financial planning and analysis for the Central Services Department. This position will plan, organize, and direct all Central Service Department functions and divisions, including Information Services (information technology, telecommunications, GIS, records management, and public records administration), Facilities (facilities maintenance, capital facility planning and projects, and debt service), and Equipment Rental. This position will assist the County Administrator, Board of County Commissioners and departments to plan and implement public administration best management practices, work closely with the independent Elected Officials and department directors, coordinate with other governments and organizations, manage special projects and provide support as requested by the County Administrator.

Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in public administration, financial management, business administration, accounting, or a closely related field; and five (5) years of progressively responsible public sector management experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. A master’s degree in a related field is strongly preferred.

For a complete position profile, full job description, and to apply online, visit Prothman at https://www.prothman.com, click on "Open Recruitments" and then click the position title. For questions, call 206-368-0050. Jefferson County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. First review of applications: August 14, 2022 (open until filled).

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Job Details

Job Function
Other, Department Head/Director
Position Type
Full Time

County of Jefferson


PO BOX 1220
Port Townsend, WA 98368-0920
United States

Form of Government
County Council-Administrator/Manager


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