County Manager

Organization: Doņa Ana County, NM
Salary: The beginning salary for the position is negotiable based on qualifications and experience.
Close Date: First review of applications will be May 17, 2024

Job Description:

Invites your interest in serving as their next County Manager. The Board of Commissioners desires a talented, outgoing, progressively minded individual with experience in managing similarly sized organizations with multiple complex services that include elected department heads.

Doņa Ana County is home to some of the country’s most attractive and diverse communities. The largest incorporated city is Las Cruces (115,000 pop.), where there is a very active downtown arts, music, and commercial district. Las Cruces is home to the New Mexico State Aggies.

Doņa Ana County covers 3,804 square miles in south-central New Mexico bordering on El Paso County, Texas, and the State of Chihuahua, Mexico as well as Luna, Sierra, and Otero Counties in New Mexico. The County is geographically diverse with spectacular mountain ranges, vast valleys, and a high-desert environment. The Mesilla Valley, the Organ Mountains Desert Peaks National Monument and the White Sands National Monument are some of the historic points of interest.

Doņa Ana County has five (5) Constitutional Elected Department Heads (Assessor, Treasurer, Clerk, Sheriff, and Probate Judge). The Assessor, Treasurer and Clerk are each allocated a non-classified deputy position. The Sheriff is allocated two non-classified positions, Undersheriff and Administrative Secretary. All other employees within their departments are County employees who fall under the budgetary authority of the County Manager and the County’s personnel policies. The County has a Flood Commissioner who is appointed by the Governor.

The County Manager is appointed by and reports to the five-member Board of County Commissioners (BOCC). Under broad policy guidance and direction of the Board, the County Manager is responsible for managing the administration and operational services of County government. The County Manager’s office has twenty (20) departments, with seven (7) that are direct reports, including two Assistant County Managers, the County Attorney, and Internal Auditor. The County Manager ensures that all departmental activities are compliant with Doņa Ana County goals and objectives, state and federal laws, and County policies and procedures.

The minimum requirements for this position are a bachelor's degree and ten (10) years of progressively responsible experience in government or business with demonstrated leadership in executive-level management to include County or City Manager, Chief Executive Officer, County or City Assistant Manager. County or City Department Director or Department Director in a jurisdiction with a comparable organization may be considered. An individual who speaks Spanish is preferred but that is not a requirement. The BOCC are committed to providing an employment agreement with a base salary and benefits commensurate with the experience, education, and expertise of the preferred candidate.
For additional information and/or if confidentiality is important for you, prior to applying, telephone either:
Bob Slavin at (770) 449-4656 or John Kross at (480) 797-4487. The recruitment profile is available on our website at

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