County Administrator

$170,000 - $220,000 yearly
  • Deschutes County
  • Feb 19, 2021
Full time Executive Government Management

Job Description

DESCHUTES COUNTY HUMAN RESOURCES invites applications for the position of:
County Administrator

SALARY: $170,000 - 220,000 Annually
(Dependent on qualifications. Excellent County benefit package when eligible.)

APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 21, 2021; 5:00 PM

Deschutes County is accepting applications for its next County Administrator. The County Administrator is appointed by and serves at the discretion of the Board of County Commissioners. The Administrator is the Chief Administrative Officer and is responsible for: 

  • General operations of the County
  • Supervision and management of department directors, excluding elected officials and County Counsel
  • Administering the County’s personnel system and rules
  • Conducting short and long term planning
  • Implementation of the Board’s goals and policies
  • Administering the County’s public contracting and purchasing processes
  • Acting as the organization’s Budget Officer and developing the County’s proposed annual budget
  • Ensuring compliance with state laws, ordinances, service contracts, and all orders, and resolutions, policies, rules, procedures, and regulations adopted by the Board of County Commissioners

*This job posting is not meant to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities, but constitutes a general definition of the position’s scope and functions. For more information about this position, please visit

Deschutes County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, Minorities and the disabled are encouraged to apply. Deschutes County does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, political affiliation, physical or mental disability, or any other basis prohibited by State of Oregon, federal or local law. Deschutes County provides reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities. To request this information in an alternate format, please call (541) 330-4643 or send email to