The El Paso Board of County Commissioners is seeking a highly ethical, trustworthy, approachable, servant leader capable of continuing the legacy of a well-liked and highly regarded County Administrator who will retire this summer. The County is looking for a high-level professional who: engages, inspires and instills trust at all levels, creating a climate in which people are motivated to best help the County achieve its objectives. Orchestrates and aligns strategic vision at all levels of the organization, anticipating future possibilities and facilitating translating them into breakthrough strategies. Anticipates and addresses difficult issues with courage, candor, professionalism and the highest ethical standards. Anticipates and balances the needs of multiple internal and external stakeholders. Manages organizational ambiguity; operates effectively in rapidly changing or unknown circumstances when needed. Manages daily complexity of leadership of a large organization with skill, poise and calm. Appointed by a 5-member Board of County Commissioners, the County Administrator acts as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of El Paso County, and serves at the pleasure of the Board. The County Administrator leads, inspires, motivates, and engages Senior Executive Leaders and staff to implement and complement the strategic vision set by the Board. The County Administrator also advises the Board as needed, in a manner that instills trust, cultivates respect, balances community interests, and enhances the reputation of the organization. As the CEO of a high impact organization, the County Administrator also plays a crucial community role, engaging stakeholders with credibility to maintain excellent local and regional partnerships. The County Administrator oversees a $450 million budget, 2,800 employees, and champions open, transparent, and innovative government.
Qualifications include, but are not limited to: Bachelor’s degree in public administration, business administration, political science, or related field. Minimum of five (5) years of experience in a senior Executive position; ten (10) years of experience preferred. Other relevant experience may be substituted. Three (3) years public administration experience as an administrator/director of a city, county, or other governmental agency preferred. Extensive knowledge of and practical experience in public administration with particular emphasis in government administration, including the basic principles of organization, management, personnel, procurement, economic development, facilities management. Extensive knowledge of complex government or other large-scale budget operations. Extensive knowledge of research methods and techniques used to assemble, organize, and present statistical, financial, or factual information derived from a variety of sources. Ability to effectively prepare and present reports. Knowledge of the laws, regulations, and other requirements governing public jurisdictions.
To learn more about El Paso County and this exciting opportunity, visit our website at https://issuu.com/elpasocounty/docs/county_administrator.