County Administrator


Job Details

  • Job Function: Chief Administrator (City, County, Town Manager)
  • Credential: No preference
  • Salary: $115,000 - $140,000. DOE
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Population: 54,367
  • Website:
  • Form of Government: County Council-Administrator/Manager

Post Date: Apr 27 2020

Deadline: May 27 2020

Applicants must submit a resume and cover letter at the application link.


Boone County, Illinois (pop 53,544) is seeking a forward-looking, collaborative leader to be its next County Administrator due to the retirement of the incumbent who held the position for 32 years. Boone County is part of the Rockford, Illinois Metropolitan Area with a population of 370,023. Located 75 miles northwest of downtown Chicago and with easy access to Madison and Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Boone County is proud of its rural and urban heritage and close-knit community.

The County Administrator reports directly to the Boone County Board. Positions that report to the County Administrator include the Deputy County Administrator, Administrative Assistant, Transit Grants Administrator/Program Compliance and Oversight Monitor (PCOM), County Planner, Senior Building Inspector, Supervisor of Assessments, Animal Services Operations Supervisor, GIS Specialist and County Engineer. The County has a 2020 budget of $33.7 million and employs 259 personnel. Approximately half of County employees are represented by labor unions.

This position requires a Bachelor’s degree (Master's degree preferred) in public or business administration or a related field and considerable experience supporting the work of a governing board and providing oversight and coordination of local government functions. Qualified candidates will have a strong working knowledge of government administration in such areas as budgeting, grants management, long-range financial planning, risk management, human resources, labor relations, collective bargaining, and contract management. Demonstrated leadership, organizational, communication and interpersonal skills required.

The anticipated salary in the range of $115,000 - $140,000 commensurate with candidate qualifications and experience. The County participates in the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF) pension programs, and offers health insurance, an employee wellness program, term life insurance, twelve holidays and paid vacation, sick and personal days.

Qualified candidates please submit your cover letter and resume online by visiting our website at This position is open until filled; candidates are asked to submit their applications by May 26, 2020. For more information, please contact Sharon Klumpp at or 651-223-3053.

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