County Administrator - Sheboygan County, WI

$137,500 - $165,000 yearly
  • GovHR USA
  • Sheboygan, WI, USA
  • Oct 31, 2022
Full time Administration/Management

Job Description

County Administrator – Sheboygan County, Wisconsin (pop. 118,034). Sheboygan County is strategically located one hour north of Milwaukee and one hour south of Green Bay. At 515 square miles of land area, the County is bordered by breathtaking views of Lake Michigan to the east and the rolling glacial terrain of the Kettle Moraine State Forest to the west. The cities, villages, and towns that comprise Sheboygan County offer an enviable and affordable lifestyle amid beautiful settings and outdoor recreation options. The County seeks a highly skilled public administrator with strong collaborative and communication skills as its next County Administrator.

Sheboygan County was originally established in 1838. Over time, Sheboygan County grew and prospered as immigrants established homes, farms, and businesses. Manufacturing and a strong work ethic remain the backbone of Sheboygan County’s economy. Today, the County is home to many of the state’s top, privately held businesses including Kohler Company, Bemis Manufacturing, Sargento Foods, Johnsonville Sausage, and Acuity Insurance, to name a few.

The County is governed by a 25-member, non-partisan Board of Supervisors. The County Administrator works with the County Board and other directly elected officials in overseeing 19 departments with approximately 825 employees, and a total budget of more than $182 million.  The County is in exceptional financial condition. There are three cities, 10 villages and 15 townships located in Sheboygan County.

The County Board is looking for a collaborative and transparent leader with strong communication skills. Work experience with a variety of community stakeholders is important. A record of visibility in the community is highly valued. Proven financial expertise is required.

Ideal candidates will possess:

  •  A Bachelor’s degree in business or public administration or related field; a Master’s degree in public administration or closely related field is preferred.
  • At least five years of increasingly responsible public executive level experience.
  • Proven leadership, managerial, and interpersonal skills to direct a county team serving an engaged community.
  •  Strong communication and collaboration skills.
  •  Financial, analytical, and budget management skills to lead a financially fit organization.
  • A record of problem solving and decisiveness.
  • Demonstrable economic development experience.

The County Board/County Administrator form of government enjoys a long history in Sheboygan County. The County Administrator reports to a five-member Executive Committee and works closely with other standing committees of the County Board. The current County Administrator is retiring after more than 25 years in his position.

Starting salary: $137,500 - $165,000 +/- DOQ, plus exceptional benefits. Candidates should apply at  by December 5, 2022, with resume, cover letter and contact information for five work-related references to the attention of Lee Szymborski, Senior Vice President, GovHR USA, 630 Dundee Road, #225, Northbrook, IL 60062. Tel:  847-380-3240. Sheboygan County is an Equal Opportunity Employer