County Manager

County of Glades, FL

Job Details

  • Job Function: Chief Administrator (City/County Manager)
  • Credential: Preferred
  • Salary: $100,000 - $120,000.
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Population: 12,884
  • Where: 500 Ave J, Moore Haven, FL 33471
  • Form of Government: County council-administrator/mgr

Post Date: Apr 17 2018

Deadline: Jun 1 2018

Visit for a County application. Applicants must provide a completed application with a cover letter and resume to Human Resources.


Glades County is a political subdivision of the State of Florida which has approximately 13,000 residents and is located in Southwest Florida. The Board-appointed County Manager is responsible for the day-to-day operations of county government. The selected individual will be required to become a Glades County resident within twelve (12) months of the first date of employment.


Administrative Ability
The individual must demonstrate past performance in human resources and/or collective bargaining for a community having not less than ten (10) employees. Good communication skills are a must, including the ability to listen, communicate with various segments of the community, and develop good relations with the business community. The individual must be willing to devote whatever time is necessary to achieve the goals and guidelines established by the Board of County Commissioners (“Board”). Knowledge of how to organize departments and demonstrate leadership qualities are desirable.

Board Relations
The individual must demonstrate the ability to commit the time and the interest in working with Board members to keep them informed and to explain technical processes. The individual should be able to adequately inform the Board on a regular basis so there are no surprises on the Board members. Both written and oral communications with the Board are essential. The individual must be able to accept constructive criticism and to implement needed changes. The individual must be open and honest with the Board and able to present all sides of an issue that affect Glades County. The individual must be able to enthusiastically carry out the intentions and directions of the Board.

Human Resource Management
The individual must demonstrate knowledge of Florida labor relations law. The individual must demonstrate a personality that can communicate the County government’s goals and needs to County employees.

Budget and Finance
The individual must demonstrate prior experience in managing a city, government agency, or county budget. Experience and expertise in grant procurement is desirable, as well as dealing with locally owned utility finances.

Community Relations
The individual must demonstrate involvement in community activities. Experience working with and understanding the needs of the business community is highly desirable. The individual should be able to present a confident and positive image of the County government to the community at large. The individual must be able to demonstrate a positive, productive attitude to citizens of the County.

Intergovernmental Relations
The individual must be able to relate to and develop a good working relationship with other local governments, county governments, community organizations, schools, and state and federal agencies.


Education and Experience
A bachelor's degree or equivalent experience in local government is required, a master’s degree is preferred. A minimum of three (3) years of public administration experience is required and five (5) years preferred. Past local government experience of the individual must show performance in areas that include budgeting and finance, human resource management, information technology, risk management, grants procurement and administration, economic development strategies, understanding of state laws, and other related matters, including land use planning, zoning regulations, engineering, and public works. Prior Florida government experience is preferred. Experience and knowledge in local government accounting is desirable.

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