County Manager

County of Summit, UT

About 80% of Utah’s population lives in the Wasatch Front, an area geographically defined by the Wasatch and Oquirrh Mountain ranges and stretching north from Salt Lake City to Ogden and Logan, and south to Provo. Just 20 miles to the east of the Salt Lake City metropolitan area, into and through the Rocky Mountains along I-80, sits historic and internationally-renowned Summit County, part of a region known as the Wasatch Back.

Summit County (pop. 42,910, 1,882 sq mi) is probably best known for Park City, an international ski resort destination and home of the Sundance Film Festival, and for having several host venues for the 2002 Winter Olympics. At the same time, the county embraces its historical roots (mining, agriculture) and the rural character of the many communities on its eastern side, including Coalville, the county seat. The county’s 2022 budget includes a $66 million operating budget supporting 360 FTE.

The county council is hiring it next county manager. The county switched to a council-manager form in 2009 and has only had two managers in that time. The most recent manager, successful and effective, served for over 7.5 years and has left the organization on solid ground. The county code calls for a selection committee to recommend at least three finalists to the county council for consideration.

Minimum qualifications include a four-year degree in public administration, business management, or finance, or a similar educational degree, such as a master’s degree in public or business administration, and five years of experience as a county or municipal government administrator. Summit County may also consider any suitable combination of experience, education, and career history. Residency in Summit County throughout job tenure is required.

The hiring range for this position is $185,000 to $210,000 DOQE. In addition, the following benefits are provided: medical, dental, life, AD&D, and short- and long-term disability insurances; Health Care and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts; Health Savings Accounts (generous employer contribution); and various EAP programs. Summit County has programs that pay the medical and dental premiums in full. Retirement benefits are offered through Utah Retirement Systems. This position enjoys paid time off, sick leave, and paid holidays. The county provides a vehicle for the county manager’s use. Relocation assistance and possible additional incentives subject to negotiation.

How to Apply

Application Deadline
Filing Deadline: October 10, 2022 Drew Gorgey: (970) 987-1238 Cover letter/resume to:

Job Details

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

County of Summit


60 N Main St
Coalville, UT 84017-9809
United States

Form of Government
County Council-Administrator/Manager


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