County Manager

$151,278 - $195,582 yearly
  • GMP Consultants
  • Prineville, OR, USA
  • Jun 05, 2024
Full time Administration/Management Other (Please Specify)

Job Description

Crook County is seeking its first County Manager for this fast-growing community located east of the Cascade mountains in Oregon’s scenic high desert. Crook County is known for its natural beauty, laid-back lifestyle, charming communities, and friendly small-town feel.   


Established in 1882, Crook County is a full-service local government serving a population of 27,527 across 2,978.9 square miles in Central Oregon. Located 20 miles northeast of Bend, Prineville (pop. 11, 513) is the government seat and home to the historic Crook County Courthouse, built in 1909.  

Originally organized under a County Court structure of governance, the County transitioned to a Commission-Manager form in 2024. The County is now led by a three-member, full-time Board of Commissioners who have newly created the County Manager position. The County operates with a budget of $154.6 million and a team of 230 FTEs across 23 departments. 


This is a unique opportunity to serve as the first County Manager for Crook County—one of the fastest growing counties in Oregon. The new Manager will work directly with the newly restructured County Commissioners who are excited and have high expectations for the new form of government. Crook County is in beautiful Central Oregon and is home to a wealth of year-round outdoor activities. The rural western lifestyle creates a welcoming environment where neighbors care for each other. Crook County celebrates its strong agricultural heritage while supporting modern growth that includes high-tech industries. If you're looking for a hands-on opportunity to build meaningful change in county government, this may be the opportunity for you. 

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More Information: GMP Consultants is assisting Crook County with this search. Learn more at Crook County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. First Review is July 7, 2024.