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CLOSED: Lewis & Clark County Seeking Chief Administrative Officer

Posted Date: 
December 16, 2016

Chief Administrative Officer
Location: Helena, MT | BOCC Administration
Open Until: February 28, 2017 at 11:00 PM MST
Job Status: Full-Time
Rate of Pay: $104,312 - $122,720
Details: This position is open until filled. First review of applications will begin December 21, 2016

Job Description

Under broad policy guidelines provided by the Board of County Commissioners, directs the County’s management, and administrative activities.

Job Responsibilities

Directs the County’s management, and administrative activities; coordinates department assignments and activities; leads development of short and long-range plans; provides professional advice to the county commission, other elected officials, and department directors; recommends and oversees implementation of policies, rules, and regulations.  Conducts research and studies; recommends practices, procedures and organizational changes that will bring about greater efficiency and economy in county government; directs, supervises, advises, motivates, counsels, trains, and evaluates the work and performance of assigned department directors; represents the Board of County Commissioners in relationships with department directors, other governmental agencies, the news media and citizens; performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of the Montana Code Annotated and County regulations; public sector budgeting and budget management practices; supervisory practices and procedures; principles and practices of public administration; strategic planning.

Ability to lead, motivate, manage, coordinate, supervise and evaluate the work of others; operate computer systems and related software; develop and evaluate organizational goals and objectives; communicate verbally and in writing; manage projects according to prescribed standards; establish effective working relationships with county officials, employees, representatives of other agencies and citizens.

Why Lewis and Clark County?  Great Place to Live and Work!

Cradled in the foothills of the Montana Rockies, Helena is surrounded by pristine wilderness and alive with history and culture. This beautiful Victorian city is both the capital of the state of Montana and also the county seat for Lewis and Clark County. Helena owes its existence to the discoveries of placer gold, quartz gold and silver, and lead in the summer 1864, which created an overnight boom town. The city’s glorious past can be seen in spectacular 19th-century mansions, historic Last Chance Gulch businesses, and restored pioneer dwellings. The city itself is alive with the community spirit, street festivals, theater, museums, symphonies, state fairs, and rodeos, and is the hub of education and health care. Just eight miles from the Continental Divide, Helena is surrounded by mountains. The Missouri River flows nearby with several lakes within a short driving distance, perfect for outdoor recreation including fishing, swimming, camping, water-skiing, and boating.

Upon date of hire, employees are eligible for county health, vision, and dental benefits. Dependent coverage and supplemental options are also available. Employees earn 15 working days of annual leave, 12 days of sick leave and 10-11 paid holidays each year. Membership in a Retirement System with a county contribution begins upon the first day of employment (vesting criteria applies).

Required Qualifications

The knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this position are acquired through a combination of education and experience equivalent to a four (4) year degree in public administration, business, or related and five (5) years’ experience as an administrator/manager with responsibility for budget, finance, organizational planning, personnel and program implementation.  A Master’s degree and Public sector management experience preferred.

Lewis and Clark County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Application Special Instructions

To apply for any Lewis and Clark County job vacancy, applications must be submitted on-line through the career portal website.

The following items are required along with the on-line application:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter

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