Associate County Administrator

County of La Crosse, WI

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The Opportunity:

The Associate Administrator will help manage the daily operations of a dynamic organization with a $208 million budget and 1,100 employees. This is a critical leadership role that supports the County Administrator. You will work as part of the executive management team, helping to guide and implement decisions across 27 departments. La Crosse County is a growing, vibrant community and our county government has a reputation for innovation and providing exceptional public services. The County Administrator sees this role as a direct pathway for people wishing to lead in a public sector agency. This is not a clerical or administrative assistant role. This public sector role is equivalent to an Associate Vice President or Vice President in the private sector.

Our Ideal Candidate:

A passion for public service, interest in strategic planning, and navigating complex organizational needs are valued. You will need excellent communication skills as you help lead and initiate new processes throughout the organization. The Associate Administrator will be a creative thinker with a broad base of knowledge who serves as a trusted advisor to the County Administrator. You will have the ability to translate complex topics into understandable language for the county board and community stakeholders. The perfect person for this position will share our belief in the key role local government plays in strengthening communities.

Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they believe they can perform every job description task. We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job and that candidate may come from a variety of backgrounds and lived experiences. If you're interested in applying, we encourage you to think broadly about your background and skill set for the role, even if you believe you do not meet all the hiring criteria described above. If you can see yourself in this position, so can we!

Associate Experience – What’s In It For You?
Supportive, collaborative, inclusive, and diverse workforce.
Career learning, development, and growth opportunities.
Culture of respect and dignity, teamwork, honesty, and integrity.
Serving your community in a purposeful and meaningful way.
Flexibility with generous paid time-off benefits.
Excellent benefits:
••Wisconsin Retirement System - Very stable and strong
••Health Insurance with options for free care
••Dental Insurance with many services covered at 100%
••Life Insurance with short and long-term disability

Salary Range: $121,472 - $156,187

We will be accepting applications until the right person is hired.

La Crosse County Respects Diversity

How to Apply

Job Details

Job Function
Assistant/Deputy Chief Administrator
Position Type
Full Time

County of La Crosse


212 6Th St N
La Crosse, WI 54601-3355
United States

Form of Government
County Council-Administrator/Manager


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