Escambia County (Northwest Florida) is seeking a County Administrator
Salary range: $173,000 to $190,000 annually
Salary commensurate with experience
Job closes: March 18, 2019
Come lead a team of more than 1,700 employees as the next Escambia County Administrator, serving as the chief administrative officer of a diverse county government with more than 40 departments and divisions. This position reports to the five-member Board of County Commissioners and is responsible for administering and carrying out the directives and policies of the board, to include enforcing all orders, resolutions, ordinances and regulations to ensure that they are faithfully executed. The Escambia County Administrator serves the public along with the board, establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with residents, other agencies, offices and organizations to further the county’s mission.
Bachelor's degree in public administration/business administration or closely related field and at least seven years of responsible executive level experience in public (government) or private sector management with at least three years overseeing an organization of similar size. Additionally, the ideal candidate will be a strong, results-oriented leader and an extraordinary communicator with strong public relations skills.
Master’s degree preferred
The Ideal Candidate: The ideal candidate will possess the preferred criteria above with experience gained in a jurisdiction with a population and level of complexity comparable to Escambia County. The Commissioners are seeking a strong, results-oriented proven leader, with a "can do" attitude who is politically astute although not politically involved. The individual will be an extraordinary communicator, accessible, responsive and positive with strong public relations skills. Strong inter and intra governmental skills are also very important. The candidate will also be experienced in strategic planning and performance standards and skilled in maximizing staff potential. The Commissioners are looking for an individual who is visible in the community on behalf of the BOCC and communicates with the public in a manner that generates respect and understanding for the BOCC, the government and its projects.
Compensation: The BOCC expects to pay a competitive salary to the selected candidate based on qualifications. Reasonable relocation expenses will be paid by the County.
Residency: Selected candidate must have Escambia County residency upon their first day on the job as required by Florida law.
About Escambia County Board of County Commissioners
As the most northwestern county in the state of Florida, Escambia County stretches north to Alabama and south to the emerald green Gulf of Mexico. The county was established by ordinance as a non-charter government on July 21, 1821 by the Provisional Governor Andrew Jackson. Escambia County covers a total area of approximately 875 square miles, of which just over 662 square miles is land and approximately 213 square miles is water.
Escambia County has grown significantly in the past several decades, increasing its population by about 100,000 residents – from just over 205,000 in 1970 to an estimated 311,000 as of 2015. There are two incorporated municipalities in Escambia County: the city of Pensacola and the town of Century.