County Manager

County of San Miguel, CO

Job Details

  • Job Function: Chief Administrator (City/County Manager)
  • Salary: $140,000 - $165,000. DOQE
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Population: 7,359
  • Website:
  • Where: 333 W. Colorado Ave., 3rd floor, Telluride, CO
  • Form of Government: County council-administrator/mgr

Post Date: Apr 12 2019

Deadline: May 10 2019

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County Manager
San Miguel County, Colorado

Located in southwest Colorado, San Miguel County (pop. 8,000, 1289 sq. mi.) has stunning scenic beauty and a rich, colorful history. From the dramatic San Juan Mountains and world-class skiing in incomparable Telluride (county seat) in the east to the high-desert ranches and farms stretching west to the Utah border, San Miguel County is geographically and socio-economically diverse, and a state and national treasure.

Three commissioners elected to four-year, staggered terms govern the County. Since 2016, commissioners are limited to two consecutive terms. Currently the County employs 123.9 FTEs. The FY 2019 budget is $28.7 million (GF $11.9 million).

After 24 years of successful service, the County’s County Administrator (n.k.a. County Manager) is retiring. The County Commissioners are committed to finding an expert replacement.

A four-year degree in a relevant field of study, preferably public administration, political science or business administration; seven to ten years of progressively responsible experience in local government, including five as a county or municipal manager are required. Candidates with the requisite tenure who serve as deputy or assistant managers or major department heads may be considered. A graduate degree is desirable. Residency in San Miguel County is strongly preferred. The initial annual salary range for this position is $140,000 to $165,000. Relocation assistance and housing allowance subject to negotiation.
Call Andrew Gorgey at (970) 987-1238 for more information. A detailed brochure is also available on our web site at Resumes will be acknowledged within 2 business days.

Filing deadline is May 10, 2019.