Deputy County Administrator

County of Tompkins, NY

Job Details

  • Job Function: Deputy Chief Administrative Officer; Chief Administrator (City/County Manager)
  • Credential: No preference
  • Salary: $89,752 - $97,510. Fully benefits eligible: Platinum Health, 10 vacation days, 6 personal days, 12 paid holidays, NYS Retirement, etc.
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Population: 105,500
  • Where: 125 E. Court St., 3rd Floor, Ithaca, NY, 14850
  • Form of Government: County council-administrator/mgr

Post Date: Apr 6 2018

Apply online only. The online application must be thoroughly completed. Please upload/attach a cover letter, résumé, and any other qualifying documentation you may wish for the County Administrator to consider.


Tompkins County is seeking a Deputy County Administrator. This is a full-time 40-hour per week management level opportunity that is FLSA Exempt as well as Exempt from civil service.

The Deputy County Administrator will be someone who communicates well both verbally and in writing, and who is also a good listener. The Deputy Administrator will serve as a sounding board for the County Administrator, with an ability to interpret complex issues, and translate information in a manner easy to understand. The individual must be able to foster and maintain partnerships across agencies and organizations enhancing the County’s ability to meet community needs. The ideal candidate will be civic-minded, self-motivated, and able to work in a fast-paced and demanding environment in both producing work and managing staff. As a team-oriented, collaborative leader experienced in promoting a diverse, inclusive, culturally competent, and respectful workplace, the candidate will be committed to innovative problem solving, customer service, and performance excellence.

The Deputy Administrator will have a proven track record of building and maintaining morale through effective teambuilding, advocacy and consistency in approach, with a demonstrated commitment to ongoing staff training and professional development to build skills, achieve performance excellence, and advance desired growth potential. The ideal candidate has successfully led divisions, departments, local government organizations or other complex private/not-for-profit organizations with fairness, patience, humility, and a sense of humor. The person will be able to see beyond immediate pressures and remain focused on important long-term objectives, and will review and improve business and operational processes while embracing change. Acting on behalf of the County Administrator in a variety of formal and informal settings, the Deputy Administrator will be expected to appropriately represent the interests of Tompkins County, the County Legislature and County Administration.

View the Civil Service posting here

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