County Manager

Organization: Adams County, Colorado
Salary: Highly competitive salary and benefits negotiable DOQ’s.
Close Date: June 21, 2013

Job Description:

Adams County, Colorado is seated in Brighton and is located on the Great Plains of northeastern Colorado just east of the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains. Adams, along with six other counties, constitutes the Denver Metropolitan Area. Adams County is approximately eighteen miles wide and seventy-two miles long and covers 1,182 square miles. Topographically it is a series of valleys separated by gently rolling uplands. The County includes a number of growing municipalities including Brighton, Commerce City, Northglenn, Federal Heights, Thornton, Bennett and portions of Aurora, Westminster, Arvada, and Lochbuie.

Adams County is governed by a three-member Board of County Commissioners (Board) which will be increased to five members in 2015. Members are required to live in specific districts but are elected at-large on a partisan basis. The Board administers all County functions, appoints other boards and commissions, and attends and represents the County as directors of regional and county organizations. In addition to the Board, elected officials include the Assessor, Clerk and Recorder, Coroner, Sheriff, Surveyor, Treasurer, and District Attorney.

The Board acts as the County’s legislative body and appoints a County Manager who serves as chief administrative officer. The County Manager primary responsibilities include Board policy implementation, selection and management of all department directors under the Board’s responsibility, direction of programs/service delivery, and resources management of the organization. The Manager conveys the Board's policy directions to all department directors and coordinates the flow of information and advice from elected officers and department directors to the Board. Adams County provides a full range of services including judicial and public safety; construction and maintenance of highways, streets and other infrastructure; parks and recreation; planning and development; employment and social services and general administrative services. The County’s total budget for FY 2013 is $472,075,891 (General Fund $162,000,000). There are approximately 1,840 FTE County employees.

Requirements include ten years of progressively responsible executive level experience gained in an organization comparable in size and complexity to Adams County. Must have a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Public Administration or related field. A Master’s Degree in Public or Business Administration is preferred.

The ideal candidate will have significant leadership and management experience in a public agency. Must be a strong and visionary leader committed to continuous quality improvement, customer service and performance management. He or she must be able to anticipate and prepare innovative service delivery solutions in an evolving and changing system and assist in guiding the County through a period of exciting change, growth, and opportunities.

Please visit the County’s website at

Highly competitive salary and benefits negotiable DOQ’s.

Please submit your confidential resume with cover letter and current salary by June 21, 2013 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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