Routt County, Colorado, with a population of over 23,000, is located in beautiful Northwest Colorado and comprises the Steamboat Springs Metropolitan Statistical Area. Routt County covers over 1.5 million acres, including approximately 755,000 private acres (50%) and approximately 710,000 agricultural acres (47%).
Routt County is known for its skiing and outdoor tourism, but it is also an agricultural community with strong family values. The settlements within Routt County offer distinctive lifestyles, community character and business opportunities.
The Board of County Commissioners (BCC), appoints a County Manager to direct the day-to-day operations of Routt County through the policies and direction of the BCC. The next County Manager will be an exceptional communicator with the ability to collaborate and engage with the Board of County Commissioners, staff, business owners, and community members. A process-oriented individual with strong finance and budgeting skills will be successful. It will be important for the next County Manager to embrace the culture of the predominantly rural community and have an understanding and acceptance of the extreme weather conditions in the winter.
A bachelor’s degree in public administration, business, or a related field is required. A master’s degree is preferred. A minimum of 5-7 years as a City/County Manager or Assistant City/County Manager, or equivalent experience, is required.