County Administrator

Organization: St. Croix County, WI
Close Date: A first review of resumes is scheduled for November 13, 2020.

Job Description:

With a population of just over 90,000, St. Croix County is among the fastest growing counties in Wisconsin. It is home to an area full of history, vibrant communities of artists, and some of the most beautiful landscapes in the Midwest. Throughout St. Croix County there are many alluring boutiques and antique shops, local restaurants, cafés, and taverns, and both locally-owned and nationally known stores. Adventure lovers are attracted to the County by its state and county parks, many lakes and rivers and the beautiful St. Croix riverway.

St. Croix County’s location just east of Minneapolis/Saint Paul offers advantages like best-in-class business services, cultural amenities, and easy access to the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. Although fast growing, the County is still home to a large semi-rural area with an exceptional quality of life. Quality education is a priority of all communities within St. Croix County. School districts provide a wonderful student-to-faculty ratio. After high school, graduates and non-traditional students can further their education at local technical colleges and universities. A variety of hospitals, clinics, pharmacies, medical providers, dental providers, and alternative medicine such as chiropractic care can be found in the area.

St. Croix County operates under the committee system and county administrator form of government. The legislative powers of the County are vested in a nineteen-member County Board of Supervisors (County Board). Supervisors are elected by district for a two-year term, on a non-partisan basis. The County Board’s responsibilities are to exercises policy supervision of County activities through its committee system, to adopt the annual County Budget and establish a tax rate for the support of County services.

The County Administrator is appointed by, and is accountable to, the County Board. As the County’s administrative officer, under Wisconsin Statutes §59.18, he or she works under the general supervision of the Administration Committee and is responsible to administer, direct and coordinate the activities of the County personally or through County departments in accordance with laws and ordinances, policies, goals and objectives established by the County Board. The Office of Administration oversees a budget over $104 million and a work force of more than 650 employees. The operating budget as well as a five-year Capital Improvement Plan is developed annually and presented for review and approval by the County Board. Additional information about St. Croix County is available at

St. Croix County plans to hire an energetic, bold, and dynamic leader as its next County Administrator. The County Administrator will assist the Board of Supervisors in developing policy while diligently working to implement their policies and managing the day-to-day operations for the County Board.

Minimum Requirements are:
• Master’s Degree in Public Administration, Business Administration, or related field
• Ten years’ experience in a progressively responsible management position in a complex organization
• Five years senior management level experience in public sector

The successful candidate will have a solid track record of successful collaborative management that meets the policy objectives of the governing board and that provides exceptional public services which benefit the entire County.
To Apply: The position will remain open until filled. A first review of resumes is scheduled for November 13, 2020. Please e-mail a detailed resume with a cover letter and salary expectations to:

Robert E. Slavin or David Krings
3040 Holcomb Bridge Road, A1
Norcross. Georgia 30071
Phone: (770) 449-4656
Fax: (770) 416-0848

St. Croix County is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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