County Administrator

Sauk County
Posted 1 month ago

Sauk County, Wisconsin (Population 63,281)

Sauk County is seeking a dynamic and proven local government leader who will serve as its first county administrator (replacing the previous county administrative coordinator). The County is located in a beautiful area of south-central Wisconsin; just north of the capital city of Madison.  Rich in history, Sauk County is home to the Wisconsin Dells, one of the Midwest’s premier tourist destinations. Devil’s Lake Park as well as numerous other state and county parks and trails offer year-round outdoor recreational opportunities. Baraboo (Population 12,142), the seat of Sauk County government, features a vibrant downtown and is home to the Circus World Museum, another major tourist attraction. Sauk County prides itself on great public school systems, a diversity of business and economic opportunities and a wide variety of cultural and recreational resources. The County combines a small town quality of life with the amenities of a large metro area just minutes away.

Employer Information

Sauk County Government is a large, complex organization with a 2020 Budget of $103.5 million and 607.5 FTE positions.  Salary $145K +/- DOQ plus excellent fringe benefit package.   Thirty-One (31) County Board members elected on a non-partisan basis every two years provide policy oversight. The Administrator will work with the County Board Chair who is also elected for a two-year term.  The County desires  a strong team builder, who possesses excellent budgeting skills and is prepared to invest in a long-term relationship with the County Board and  its Constitutional Officers to define the County Administrator position and advance the organization forward to serve its citizens.


Require a Bachelor’s Degree in public or business administration or related field; prefer Master’s Degree with ten (10) years of upper level local government experience with a strong desire for county government management.  ICMA-CM credential is a plus. Residency is encouraged. Desire a strong skill set in budget development and long-range financial planning; organizational strategic planning; capital improvement development and implementation; economic development facilitation; human resources; intergovernmental relations and the ability to cultivate positive and productive relationships with the County Board, staff and citizens.  The successful candidate should have a high level of both personal and professional integrity; have a collaborative style in carrying out Board policies; open communication skills; a high degree of emotional intelligence and be a team builder in addressing County issues and problems.  Visit the County website at for more detailed information.

Application Process

Send cover letter, resume, salary history and references to Public Administration Associates, LLC, Attn: Kevin Brunner, President; 1155 W. South Street Whitewater WI 53190; e-mail; phone 262-903-9509 by July 31, 2020.  Confidentiality must be requested by applicant and cannot be guaranteed for finalists.



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