Carver County invites resumes and applications for an experienced and innovative leader to fill the position of Assistant County Administrator.
Carver County is recognized as a progressive organization serving one of the fastest growing populations and economies in the state. Located on the southwest edge of the Minneapolis and Saint Paul metropolitan area with just over 100,000 residents, the County offers beautiful natural surroundings, top ranked quality of life, and an attractive blend of rural and urban characteristics. Carver County was recently named the healthiest County in Minnesota. In addition, the County maintains excellent financial health through sound fiscal management, as evidenced by its AAA bond rating which the County has earned since 2011. With a 2019 budget of just over $148 million and staff complement of around 700 employees, the County is positioned to deliver a high level of public services for the community and residents.
Carver County operates under the Board-Administrator form of government in which the five-member elected County Board of Commissioners appoints the County Administrator. The Assistant County Administrator, appointed by and reporting directly to the County Administrator, is responsible for the overall planning, development, implementation, and administration of Public Services Division activities, with countywide impact. This position serves as a key member of the organizational leadership team and has wide latitude for independent action and high-level decision making. The Assistant County Administrator is responsible for directing the operations and staff of various departments including Information Technology, Environmental Services, Land Management, Planning and Water Management, Veteran Services, Facilities Services, Libraries, and organizational communications strategies. The Assistant County Administrator provides leadership in establishing a vision for the Public Services Division and the County, guides development of strategic plans to accomplish this vision and goals of the County, and motivates employees to maintain a highly effective and efficient organization.
Requirements include a bachelor's degree in public administration, business administration, political science, or a related field; eight (8) years of progressively responsible managerial experience working in public administration, business administration or a related field; five (5) years of experience in a supervisory role and working directly in budget preparation and management; and a valid driver’s license. Candidates must possess excellent communications skills and demonstrate ability to adeptly lead multiple business areas and inspire staff to deliver efficient and innovative public service. Preferred education is a master’s degree in public administration, business administration, political science, or a related field.