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Deputy County Manager 

Category Administration  

Hiring pay range: $130,145.60 - $162,676.80/an

Full pay range: $130,145.60 - $195,228.80/an

General Purpose:

Co-directs, administers and coordinates the activities of Garfield County in accordance with policies, goals and objectives established by the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) and under the direction of the County Manager. Serves as the deputy to the County Manager in providing operations management for assigned projects and functions.

Essential Functions:

(These duties are a representative sample; position assignments and detailed work instructions may vary.)

  1. Co-directs, administers and coordinates the activities of County departments, divisions, and/or projects as assigned.
  2. Indirectly manages County Department staff: schedules, assigns and directs work; conducts interviews; hires and orients new supervisors; oversees or conducts training; coaches; evaluates and appraises; addresses complaints and resolves problems; takes disciplinary action; and ensures quality of work.
  3. Provides oversight and directs the implementation of internal operations, including planning, coordinating, administering, and evaluating programs, projects, processes, procedures, systems, standards, and/or service offerings; ensures compliance with Federal, State, and local laws, imposed regulations, codes, and/or standards.
  4. Serves on a variety of internal and external committees, task forces, and other agency committees to secure advocacy and influence support for programs and ideals.
  5. Provides advanced administrative assistance to the County Manager; develops complex reports and correspondence.
  6. Develops and administers assigned budgets; approves expenditures; reviews financial statements; and manages assigned financial operations.
  7. Serves as the acting County Manager as assigned.
  8. Performs other duties of a similar or related level and manages additional projects as necessary or assigned.
Position Requirements

Minimum Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration, Business Management or a related field.

Minimum Experience: 6 or more years of progressively responsible and complex experience in local government management, at least 3 of which were in managerial positions; or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Licenses/Certifications: Valid driver’s license.


Job Qualifications:


Knowledge of:

  1. Principles and practices of public administration, governmental budgeting procedures and multi-funded financing operations; information management and personnel administration, including goal setting and program budget development; and implementation of strategic planning and process improvement methods.
  2. Relevant Federal, state and local laws, rules, regulations, codes and/or statutes.
  3. Leadership, management and supervisory principles and methods.
  4. Methods and techniques of research, statistical analysis and report presentation.
  5. Mathematical concepts, such as probability and statistical inference.
  6. Modern office processes and procedures.
  7. Relevant computer hardware and software applications.
  8. Accounting and budgeting processes.


Ability to:

  1. Supervise and develop employees: plan, direct, coach, counsel, mentor, delegate, and discipline, train and evaluate.
  2. Speak, read and write the English language.
  3. Communicate effectively verbally and in writing and prepare clear and concise reports, correspondence and other written materials.
  4. Organize work, set priorities, meet critical deadlines and follow up on assignments with minimal direction. Apply logical thinking to solve problems or accomplish tasks and to understand, interpret and communicate complicated policies, procedures and protocols.
  5. Define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.
  6. Speak effectively before groups of employees and public groups and respond to questions.
  7. Read, analyze and interpret professional periodicals and journals, technical procedures and government regulations.
  8. Interpret a variety of complex instructions with abstract and/or concrete variables.
  9. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with Department heads and employees, a wide variety of County officials, officials from other public and private organizations and the public.
  10. Listen carefully and patiently to a variety of individuals and groups with strongly held views, and to glean information that can be used to develop effective organizational plans.
  11. Work effectively in a public sector environment in which the establishment and attainment of organizational objectives is an open process that must take into consideration a wide range of points of view.
  12. Understand, practice and enforce safety procedures and precautions.
  13. Maintain a high level of professionalism and confidentiality.


Internal & External Contacts:

Internal Contacts:

Frequently interacts with all management, staff and elected officials.


External Contacts:

Frequently interacts with the general public, private organizations, outside agencies and municipalities, civic and business associations, developers and representatives of the press.


Physical Activities and Work Environment:

The physical activities and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable otherwise qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.


Required Physical Activities:

While performing the essential functions of this job, the employee is frequently required to reach, grasp, finger, stand, walk, sit, talk and hear; occasionally required to lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, depth perception, peripheral vision, and ability to adjust focus.


Work Environment:

The noise level in the work environment is moderately quiet, with frequent interruptions and multiple demands.


Required Travel:

The employee is frequently required to travel within the State of Colorado, and occasionally required to travel out-of-state.


Computers and Office Equipment:

Computer and relevant software applications; calculator; telephone system; facsimile; shredder; scanner; copier.


THIS JOB DESCRIPTION DOES NOT CONSTITUTE AN EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT. Nothing in this job description restricts Garfield County’s ability to assign, reassign or eliminate duties and responsibilities of this job at any time. It does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned. This job description describes the County’s current assignment of essential functions. Those functions may change at any time as the needs of the County change or for other reasons deemed appropriate by the County.

Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Location Glenwood Springs, Colorado.  
Benefit Information To view our benefit package please go to  
Hiring Range $130,145.60 - $162,676.80/an  
Full Pay Range $130,145.60 - $195,228.80/an  
Driving Classification Essential  
Number of Openings 1  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  
Req Number ADM-22-00002  
Open Date 9/26/2022  
About the Organization Garfield County, Colorado consists of rugged alpine vistas and high desert mountains in the Rocky Mountain region, which dwells along the Continental Divide. Garfield County is located in western Colorado, where outdoor recreation opportunities abound, including hunting, fishing, hiking, rafting and kayaking, biking, skiing and snowboarding. It is home to the second largest designated wilderness area in Colorado - the Flattops Wilderness, the world's largest mineral hot springs pool, a popular family ski resort, and Hanging Lake, designated as a National Natural Landmark by the Secretary of the Interior in 2011.  
EOE Statement Garfield County is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  

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