County Manager

County of Grand, CO

Job Details

  • Job Function: Chief Administrator (City/County Manager)
  • Credential: Preferred
  • Salary: $109,733 - $162,900. DOQ
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Population: 14,289
  • Where: Hot Sulphur Springs, CO 80451
  • Form of Government: County council-administrator/mgr

Post Date: Nov 26 2018

Deadline: Dec 31 2018

To Apply: The position will remain open until December 31, 2018. The selection committee will meet in early January 2019 to screen all applicants and begin the interview process. After the selection committee has determined a list of “finalists”, Colorado Open Records Law requires a public release of this list. Projected start date will be on 1 March 2019. If interested, please email your resume, cover letter, employment application, list of 5 professional references and current salary to: For additional information about this position, contact Lee Staab, County Manager, Grand County, Colorado, by phone at (970) 725-3100 or by email at


County Manager, Grand County, Colorado
Hot Sulphur Springs, CO
Full time, Full Benefits Position

Grand County was established in 1874 by the Territory of Colorado, thus becoming a county two years before Colorado became a state. It was named for the Grand River, known today as the Colorado River, with its headwaters located in Rocky Mountain National Park. The county was formed from a portion of Summit County but acquired its current boundaries in 1877, when part of Grand County was used to create Routt County. The area of 1,854 square miles (larger than Rhode Island) consists of meadows, river valleys and mountains. Grand County includes the incorporated mountain towns of Winter Park, Fraser, Granby, Grand Lake, Hot Sulphur Springs and Kremmling, and each town has a rich and unique history of its own.
Located 67 miles west of Denver, Grand County is home to wide-open spaces, breathtaking mountain scenery and authentic old-west towns. Outdoor recreational activities include golf, boating, fishing, biking, hiking, hunting, horseback riding, skiing, cross country skiing, snowmobiling, ice fishing, sleigh rides and tubing. The area features more than 600 miles of mapped and marked trails, one national park, two national forests, two wilderness areas, two national scenic byways, two major ski resorts, five world-class dude ranches and four mountain golf courses. Grand County’s extensive water network includes Colorado’s largest natural lake, 1000 miles of streams, 1000 acres of high-mountain lakes and 11,000 acres of reservoirs.

The County operates under a commissioner/manager form of government. A three-member Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) governs Grand County. The Chair is appointed each year by a vote of the Board of County Commissioners. All three commissioners are elected to 4-year terms from each of the districts within the county. Each commissioner is required to reside in one of the districts, but all residents of the county vote for each of the commissioners. Commissioners represent all citizens within Grand County.
The County Manager is appointed by and is responsible to the BOCC to plan, direct and oversee the management of County Departments and to ensure that all policies, orders, resolutions and regulations of the BOCC are executed. The County Manager prepares and submits the annual budget and capital improvement program to the BOCC and administers the budget once approved. The County Manager recruits, selects, and appoints all County officers, employees, and agents except elected officials and those whose appointment is otherwise provided for by law. He or she develops, evaluates performance, and takes disciplinary action as needed and is expected to develop and maintain a positive teamwork environment and provide effective, clear and timely communication.
Grand County provides a full range of services including: health & human services, public safety, community and economic development, licensing and registration, recording, property assessment, water resource protection, airports, road & bridge, and others. The majority of the annual budget is spent on public safety, human services, and county infrastructure. The County's workforce consists of more than 225 full-time employees. The County has a Total Fund appropriation of $43.8 million for fiscal year 2019, and actual expenditures across all governmental funds totaled more than $37.2 million in the 2017 audit. The total taxable assessment for 2018 is more than $664.7 million in value. Visit Grand County on the web at: .

Minimum Education, Training and/or Experience: Any combination of education and experience or equivalent to Master's degree (M. A.) or equivalent in public administration, business administration, financial management or closely related discipline, and a minimum of ten years of experience and/or training in city, state or county government administration, or equivalent private sector experience, with at least five years of experience at a management level.

Prefer experience in economic development, budgeting, strategic planning and community relations. Prior county manager experience is also preferred. Residency in Grand County within 90 days is required.
The compensation for the County Manager will be highly competitive and will include a generous fringe benefit package. The County will pay reasonable and customary moving expenses.