County Administrator

Organization: Peoria County, Illinois
Salary: Compensation: Salary and Benefits are negotiable and are anticipated to be highly competitive.
Close Date: Please mail, fax or e-mail your cover letter and confidential resume by May 9, 2011

Job Description:

Peoria County is located in central Illinois about 165 miles from either Chicago or St. Louis. From every important measure, Peoria County is an exceptional quality of life and very affordable community. The County government is politically, administratively and financially strong and stable.

The County Administrator reports to an 18-member County Board which meets monthly and is organized into eight standing committees. All Board members are elected, by district, to four-year staggered terms. The Chairperson is elected by the Board. The County Administrator has responsibility for the administration of the County’s financial systems as well as for the preparation and administration of the Countywide budget. The Administrator has full management responsibility for the organization and operations of the following functions: Nursing Home, Finance, Information Technology, Engineering, Human Resources, Animal Control, Planning and Zoning, Assessments, Recycling and Resource Conservation, Emergency Management, Strategic Communications, Economic Development and Administration. The 2011 County budget is about $139.6M and there are 917 County employees and nine employee bargaining units.

The position requires extensive administrative and management ability; thorough knowledge and expertise in the principles and practices of public administration and local government management, public financial management, planning, project management, financial management and budgeting, long range strategic planning, public personnel management and community and intergovernmental relations. Must be skilled in the coordination and leadership of diverse departments and functions, have extensive experience in service to elected and/or appointed boards of directors, and possess excellent written and oral communication skills and interpersonal skills.

This level of expertise and experience is typically demonstrated by a Master's degree in Public Administration from an accredited college or university and 8 years of experience in increasingly responsible positions requiring the planning and execution of administrative operations in complex public or private organizations similar in size and scope to Peoria County.

Please mail, fax or e-mail your cover letter and confidential resume by May 9, 2011 to:

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


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