County Administrator

Chester County of Pennsylvania - Chester County, PA (30+ days ago)


The Chester County Commissioner are seeking a qualified candidate for the County
Administrator position. The County Administrator is responsible for supervising and directing the
programmatic, financial and administrative operations of all departments under the auspices of
the County Commissioners. Also, presents options and recommendations to the Commissioners
to make informed decisions. The incumbent works with the Commissioners and agencies in
strategic planning efforts and maintains and forges intergovernmental and non-governmental
relationships. In addition, incumbent is responsible for providing direction about the internal and
external communications of the County.

Essential Duties, Tasks and Accountabilities:
Advise Commissioners on policy, operational and budgetary matters.
Recommend and implement policies and decisions of the County Commissioners.
Direct, supervise and provide strategic guidance to all departments.
Review departments' annual fiscal year operating and capital budget requests prior to
presentation to the Commissioners.
Provide guidance to department heads (directors) in implementing county policies and programs.
Work with department heads (directors) to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of the organization.
Review and approve budget and personnel-related proposals made by department heads for
consideration by the Commissioners during the course of the fiscal year.
Coordinate activities of the Chester County Retirement Board.
Build and maintain relationships essential to the success of the organization.
Serve as the Commissioners’ representative on various task forces and committees affecting
County government.
Serve as the Commissioners' liaison.
Serve as liaison to all elected officials and the Court of Common Pleas and its related agencies.
Serves as liaison to external constituencies and customers.
Supervise the Public Information Officer and oversee related activities of the PIO
Serve as the Commissioners’ liaison to economic development-related agencies (CCEDC, etc.).
Perform special projects as required by the County Commissioners.
Perform other duties, tasks and special projects, as needed.

Qualifications / Requirements:
Master’s degree from an accredited college or university, or equivalent combination of education
and experience.
Five years of progressive experience in an executive / senior administrative position preferably in
Public Administration.
Exceptional ability to assess an organization’s needs and priorities.
Excellent ability to analyze complex issues.
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.
Exceptional ability to communicate effectively at all levels of the organization.
Excellent time management skills.
Strong interpersonal skills.
Effective negotiation skills.
Strong leadership skills.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Sound and accurate judgment.
Ability to maintain confidential information and handle confidential matters.
Sound fiscal planning skills.
A valid driver’s license is required.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge & Experience:
Strong professional ethics; demonstrated integrity and honesty.
Sound management skills with thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of public
administration.
Excellent strategic planning skills.
Strong project management skills.
Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
Ability to speak in public.
Objectivity and openness to others’ views.
Ability to work on conceptual design and policy development on a team.
Strong work ethic.
Ability to make firm, unbiased decisions.
Demonstrates integrity and honesty.
Ability to work effectively with people from diverse backgrounds.
Ability to handle and resolve recurring problems.
Knowledge of County of Chester policies and procedures. Knowledge of electoral process, as
well as roles and interactions of local, state and federal government.
Understanding of national, state and county legislative roles and interactions.

Salary negotiable.

Please send all cover letters and resumes to the attention of Mark Rupsis, Chief Operating Officer, at pfenimore@chesco.org.

Position Type Full-Time / Exempt

Deadline Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

Other Information Original posting date: 5/24/2018

Miscellaneous Information 313 W. Market St.