Assistant County Administrator

Organization: Lake County, Illinois
Salary: Salary range begins at $97,600 with a midpoint at $122,146; beginning salary is negotiable depending on qualifications. Excellent benefits are provided.
Close Date: September 3, 2010

Job Description:

Lake County, population 723,591, is located between Chicago and Milwaukee on Lake Michigan. The County covers 457 square miles and offers an outstanding blend of urban, suburban and rural communities, many having recently experienced rapid growth. Lake County is ranked among the nationís top 10 in median household income.

The County government, which is ICMA recognized, has a $505M budget, triple A bond ratings by Moody's and S&P and employs approximately 2,800. This is a highly professional and very stable work environment with a strong commitment to professional development. The County Administrator is a professional manager appointed by the County Board to serve as the chief administrative officer. His office is responsible to present and administer the annual budget, to provide support to the County Board, to direct the County's annual legislative program, form communications and media strategies, and to assist in coordinating the functions of all County departments and agencies. The County has 24 departments, 10 reporting to the Administrator. The County Administrator is supported by a strong professional staff.

The Assistant County Administrator (ACA) is the third highest position in the County Administratorís Office and is to be assigned highly complex work assisting the County Administrator and other staff in directing and coordinating County government. The ACA provides administrative liaison to various departments, designing, coordinating and implementing operational reviews, financial analysis, and implementing goals and objectives of the County Administrator. This position is a generalist position and the candidate with the best overall experience will be selected. It would be helpful to have some background working with independently elected officials, independent agencies and/or experience with court operations.

Requires a Bachelor's degree and preferably a Master's degree in public administration, business
administration, planning, finance or other related field combined with 3-7 years of related experience including two years of progressively responsible experience in public administration and budget analysis or any equivalent combination of training and experience. Must have broad knowledge of local government operations, keen analytical and problem solving skills as well as strategic thinking and excellent interpersonal/communicative skills. The selected individual needs to have excellent project management skills and the ability to meet deadlines while managing multiple tasks in a high pressure, fast-paced environment. Needs to develop and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of internal and external stake holders. Must be self-motivated, energetic and creative with the proven ability to produce results and get things done. Also, must be able to develop trust, build consensus, have a collaborative/non-confrontational style and be influential and persuasive.

Salary range begins at $97,600 with a midpoint at $122,146; beginning salary is negotiable depending on
qualifications. Excellent benefits are provided.

Please send a cover letter and current resume with salary immediately but NLT September 3, 2010 to:

Robert E. Slavin, President
3040 Holcomb Bridge Road, Suite A-1
Norcross, Georgia 30071
Phone: (770) 449-4656
Fax: (770) 416-0848

Lake County is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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