County Manager Job Opening

Douglas County Looking to fill County Manager Position
Posted on 11/26/2018
Douglas County Looking to fill County Manager Position

Douglas County Looking to fill County Manager Position


Minden, Nev. – Douglas County is currently recruiting for a highly-qualified, motivated, visionary leader with solid leadership, organizational, and financial skills to fill the role of County Manager.  This position is at-will and serves at the pleasure of the Board of County Commissioners.


Recruitment for the new County Manager is a public process according to the provisions of Nevada Open Meeting Law (NRS 241).  Key dates planned include the recruitment window of November 21 through December 3, 2018; a special meeting to review applications on December 10, 2018; and a special meeting to conduct candidate interviews before the Board of County Commissioners on December 17, 2018.


Douglas County is the fifth most populated county in Nevada with approximately 48,000 residents and seasonal populations that can exceed 65,000 due to its proximity to Reno, Carson City (state capital) and northern California. Douglas County covers an approximate area of 751 square miles and has elevations ranging from a low of 4,625 feet on the valley floor to a high of 9,500 feet at East Peak. The county’s proximity to the Sierra Nevada Mountains creates one of the most comfortable daily temperature ranges and provides a variety of outdoor recreation.  Douglas County includes the Carson Valley which is guarded on the west by rugged 10,000-foot peaks, the same mountains that cradle Lake Tahoe.


Douglas County is governed by a five-member elected Board of Commissioners. The County is comprised of ten functional areas – General Government, Judicial, Public Safety, Public Works, Sanitation, Health, Welfare, Cultural and Recreation, Community Support, and Utilities. The County has 578 full-time positions budgeted and has an annual budget of $185 million.


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Applications are due by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, December 3, 2018. 


Douglas County is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.