County Manager

County of Eagle, CO

Job Details

  • Job Function: Chief Administrator (City/County Manager)
  • Credential: No preference
  • Salary: up to $195,000
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Population: 53,000
  • Website:
  • Where: 500 Broadway, Eagle, CO 81631
  • Form of Government: County council-administrator/mgr


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Eagle County, Colorado, (pop. approx. 53,000), is located on the western slope of the Rockies, approximately 100 miles west of Denver. The county seat is located in the Town of Eagle. Eagle County is surrounded by the White River National Forest, and is home to the world-renowned resorts of Vail and Beaver Creek. Tourism and real estate drive the economy, and the snow sports industry is a crucial component of the region’s vitality. Many other outdoor recreational opportunities abound in the area, including hiking, biking and horseback riding, rafting, fishing and kayaking on the area’s many rivers and streams, and the region is also home to several premier golf courses.

Eagle County Government is a full-service county with more than 30 departments, 472 full-time equivalent employees, and has a 2018 operating budget of $120 million. The county is led by a three-member full-time Board of Commissioners elected on a partisan basis to staggered four-year terms.

Appointed by, and serving at the pleasure of the Board of Commissioners, the County Manager is responsible for effectively implementing the strategic direction of the county, establishing collaborative local and regional partnerships, driving employee and community engagement, and fostering a culture of wellness, accountability and high-quality services. This position works closely with the Board of Commissioners as a trusted advisor, meeting weekly to collaborate on advancing the strategic priorities of the county. The County Manager also works with the elected department heads and their staff to ensure compliance with general county administrative policies.

A bachelor’s degree in public administration, business administration or a related field from an accredited college or university is required, with a master's degree in a related field preferred. A minimum of 10 years of progressively responsible leadership and management experience is required. Prior experience in county government is desirable. Generalist leadership experience in a similar agency and a thorough understanding and appreciation of governmental finance, budgeting, and the dynamics of collaborating with a board is required.

Eagle County is an equal opportunity employer. First review: February 11, 2018 (open until filled). To apply online, visit Prothman at and click on "Submit Your Application" and follow the directions provided. Application materials will only be accepted electronically via the website. For questions, please call 206-368-0050.

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