County Administrator

Recruiting Partner: Cassandra Foster

Albany, New York | Human Resources | Not Remote | $180,000 to $189,000 | Job ID: 139266

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We are hiring a County Administrator for one of our clients in NY state; this is a pivotal leadership role, serving as the Chief Executive Officer and Administrative Head of the County. This position carries the authority to direct all administrative and budgeting activities across County departments, ensuring efficient and effective governance. The County Administrator is appointed by, and directly responsible to, the County Legislature. This role demands a strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, aligning with the County's values and policies. We are seeking candidates that possess exceptional leadership skills, comprehensive knowledge of public administration, and the ability to manage complex organizational dynamics.

County Administrator Responsibilities:

  • Supervising the implementation of programs, policies, and initiatives set by the County Legislature.
  • Appointing and removing department heads, exercising supervision over appointed departments, and unifying their management.
  • Overseeing all County department activities as authorized by the Legislature.
  • Preparing, submitting, and executing the annual operating budget and five-year capital plan.
  • Coordinating activities of various departments and agencies to implement Legislative directives efficiently.
  • Making proposals and recommendations for Legislative consideration.
  • Implementing contracts for services on behalf of the County.
  • Providing adequate insurance coverage to protect the County from risks.
  • Maintaining the County's Administrative Policy Manual.
  • Serving as the Freedom of Information Officer for the County.
  • Advising the Legislature on policy and procedural recommendations.
  • Overseeing the collective bargaining process in County negotiations with employee organizations.
  • Promoting and implementing the County’s customer-focused, data-based decision-making initiatives.
  • Providing staff support for Legislative committees when necessary.
  • Executing and enforcing resolutions, orders, and laws enacted by the Legislature.
  • Overseeing the implementation and updating of the County’s Strategic Operations Plan.
  • Managing special projects of the Legislature.

County Administrator Minimum Qualifications:

  • A Master's Degree in Business or Public Administration or a related field and eight (8) years of administrative and management experience; OR
  • A Bachelor's Degree in Business or Public Administration or a related field and ten (10) years of administrative or management experience; OR
  • Any combination of education and experience equal to or greater than the above requirements.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of public administration practices and procedures, particularly in county government.
  • Strong understanding of municipal budgeting and accounting practices.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to analyze complex problems and propose realistic solutions.
  • Ability to plan, direct, and supervise the work of others while maintaining good working relationships.
  • Traits such as tact, integrity, attention to detail, excellent moral character, good judgment, and resourcefulness.
  • Proven commitment to quality management principles.

County Administrator Benefits:

  • Competitive salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.
  • Health, dental, and vision insurance coverage.
  • Retirement plan options.
  • Paid time off, including vacation, sick leave, and holidays.
  • Professional development opportunities.
  • Supportive work environment committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

We are committed to equity and inclusion and encourages candidates with similar values to apply.

Additionally, candidates must be United States citizens and must assume residence within the County in question, as this position is considered a public officer under NYS Public Officers law.

Email Cassandra Foster to apply: cfoster@goodwinrecruiting.com

At Goodwin Recruiting we are committed to our core values. We take our value, Dedicated to Diversity & Inclusion, very seriously and will never discriminate against a candidate or client based on any protected classes. Our clients seek qualified candidates, and that is what we deliver. A person’s age, gender, race, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status, or arrest or conviction record has no bearing on whether he, she, or they are able to do the job. We evaluate the knowledge, skills, and abilities that meet the requirements of the position and aim to open doors and change lives. We value all people, understanding that uniqueness and diversity foster a stronger team that is innovative and brings varying perspectives to the table. We put our money where our mouth is and are proud of our efforts to identify a broad slate of candidates, with many hiring success stories to share.

 

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At Goodwin Recruiting we are committed to our core values. We take our value, Dedicated to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, very seriously and will never discriminate against a candidate or client based on any protected classes. Our clients seek qualified candidates, and that is what we deliver. A person’s age, gender, race, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status, or arrest or conviction record has no bearing on whether he, she, or they are able to do the job. We evaluate the knowledge, skills, and abilities that meet the requirements of the position and aim to open doors and change lives. We value all people, understanding that uniqueness and diversity foster a stronger team that is innovative and brings varying perspectives to the table. We put our money where our mouth is and are proud of our efforts to identify a broad slate of candidates, with many hiring success stories to share.

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Additional Information

At Goodwin Recruiting we are committed to our core values. We take our value, Dedicated to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, very seriously and will never discriminate against a candidate or client based on any protected classes. Our clients seek qualified candidates, and that is what we deliver. A person’s age, gender, race, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status, or arrest or conviction record has no bearing on whether he, she, or they are able to do the job. We evaluate the knowledge, skills, and abilities that meet the requirements of the position and aim to open doors and change lives. We value all people, understanding that uniqueness and diversity foster a stronger team that is innovative and brings varying perspectives to the table. We put our money where our mouth is and are proud of our efforts to identify a broad slate of candidates, with many hiring success stories to share.

Cassandra Foster

Senior Recruiting Partner