Located on the Olympic Peninsula in western Washington, Jefferson County offers an amazing quality of life. The region offers incredible outdoor recreational opportunities, stunningly beautiful landscapes, and a uniquely vibrant cultural scene. Stretching from the Puget Sound to the Pacific Coast, the County has a population of just over 32,000 residents and is home to the beautiful Olympic National Park, including the Pacific coastline, the Olympic Mountains, and a temperate rainforest. Accessible by ferry or car from Seattle, 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 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 many spectacular festivals, vibrant cultural scene, and other unique attractions bring over a million visitors each year.
The three-member Board of County Commissioners is the legislative authority of Jefferson County. Other elected officials include the Assessor, Auditor, Clerk, District Court Judge, Prosecuting Attorney, Sheriff, Superior Court Judge, and Treasurer. The County’s General Fund budget for 2023 is $27 million and the total budget is $78 million.
Under the general direction of the County Administrator, the Central Services Director is responsible for budgeting, capital planning, and financial planning and analysis for the Central Services Department. This position will plan, organize, and direct all 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 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 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 and click on "Open Recruitments". For questions, call 206-368-0050. Jefferson County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. First review of applications: November 12, 2023 (open until filled).