Located in southwest Washington, Clark County stretches from the north bank of the mighty Columbia River to the southern shadows of Mount St. Helens. Its county seat and largest city is Vancouver, and it is the fifth most populous county in the state. The County covers over 656 square miles and is home to more than 471,000 residents.
Clark County operates under a home rule charter, with a County Manager and five County Councilors. Clark County has a total adopted FY 2017 General Fund budget of $159,314,879, with a county-wide budget of $443,529,899. The County has 1,723 FTEs, including represented employees in twelve collective bargaining groups.
The new County Manager should be a results-driven, steadfastly strategic, visionary but grounded
servant leader who will be dedicated to serving this dynamic community. The ideal candidate must hold a bachelor’s degree in public administration or a closely related field and must have at least 10 years of progressively responsible experience in the management of local government operations. A master’s degree in a related filed and experience working in a County government is preferred.
County of Clark, WA
Clark County is located in the southwestern part of the State of Washington, across the Columbia River from Portland, Oregon. With almost 600 programs serving nearly 436,000 residents, the county provides a wide variety of employment opportunities for about 1600 people. Clark County’s structure is complex, with 18 elected officials, 13 regional councils and districts, and numerous appointed boards. Although the county seat is in downtown Vancouver, county employees provide services to all of its residents, from urban cities and towns, to the hundreds of miles of beautiful countryside. Clark County offers excellent livability and a relatively low cost of living. There is no state income tax.
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