Salary commensurate upon experience; plus excellent benefits package
With over 13,400 square miles, Mohave County is the second largest county in Arizona and the fifth largest county in the United States. Situated in northwestern Arizona, it borders Utah, Nevada and California and contains elevations from 500 to over 8,400 feet above sea level. Mohave County is a rapidly growing county and has 200,186 full-time residents, according to the 2010 Census.
Most residents live in one of the four incorporated cities: Kingman (the County seat), Bullhead City, Lake Havasu City, or Colorado City. Mohave County has over 1,000 miles of fresh water shoreline along the Colorado River and its lakes include Mohave, Havasu and Mead. Boating, jet skiing, water skiing, fishing and white water rafting opportunities abound.
Mohave County was formed in 1864 as one of the four original counties of the new Arizona Territory. A 5-member Board of Supervisors, elected by district on a partisan basis for a 4-year term, governs the County. The Board appoints the County Administrator, who serves at the pleasure of the Board, and who is responsible for the overall management and administration of County operations.
The ideal candidate is a strongly committed individual who has a positive record of achievement and a history of developing constructive working relationships throughout the organization. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated track record of effective staff management and strong political acumen in working with elected officials. The new Administrator will develop strong working relationships with all areas of the organization based on partnership, mutual trust, respect, and regular and candid communication.
The ideal candidate should have a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration, Business Administration, or Financial Management. A Master’s Degree in either discipline is strongly preferred and 7 years of progressively responsible experience in a complex organization or governmental management administration preferably at a local or state level. Serious candidates should also have the skills to provide the vision and leadership to implement business strategies and cutting edge services.
To be considered for the position of Mohave County Administrator, please submit an employment application, resume, a cover letter indicating your interest, three work related references and current salary to Mohave County Human Resources Department.
For detailed information on this position and to apply online, please visit our website at www.mohavecounty.us or contact the Human Resources Director at firstname.lastname@example.org.