Interim County Manager

Summit County, CO | Full-time


Summit County, Colorado’s Board of County Commissioners is seeking a dynamic leader to serve up to six months as the Interim County Manager while the recruitment process for the County Manager is underway. The County’s long-time manager will be leaving on September 1, 2022. The County seeks a professional city or county executive who has served in local government, overseen local government staff, and worked closely with an elected governing body.

The Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) is seeking someone knowledgeable about local government in Colorado who can work with the BOCC and provide support and direction to the dedicated Summit County department directors and staff members. Experience serving as an Interim Manager or manager is preferred, but not required.

The Interim County Manager will:

  • Serve as the point person for the BOCC to ensure their priorities and requests are addressed in a timely manner
  • Have highly developed communication skills and maintain objectivity in working with the BOCC while providing sound advice and guidance
  • Provide clear and consistent communication to the BOCC and the County staff
  • Work closely with and support department directors and the Assistant County Managers to maintain high-performing County operations and service delivery during a time of transition
  • Have experience with annual budget development, working to increase the supply of affordable and workforce housing and working on short-term rental regulations, implementing major projects and/or governing body initiatives, and tracking and reporting the progress of these initiatives to the BOCC on a consistent basis. Expertise in managing projects and deliverables is necessary
  • Assist in identifying issues that may need attention by the next County Manager

Requirements include a bachelor’s degree and experience serving at an executive leadership level in city or county government as a manager/administrator, assistant manager/administrator, department head, or similar executive position. A master’s degree is preferred, but not required. The selected Interim County Manager may also apply for the County Manager position.

The salary range is $180,000 – $220,000 and will include a hybrid work option, short-term housing or a housing stipend, and vacation days. This is a short-term contractual position for up to six months.

Apply immediately with a cover letter and resume no later than September 9, 2022. Interviews of the top applicants will be held by the Board of Commissioners. The interim appointment will begin in early to mid-October 2022. This interim position is expected to last no more than six months.

Please direct questions to Pamela Wideman at and Kelsey Batt at