The county administrator's duties are to ensure that the day to day operations of the county go smoothly. Compiling and analyzing the annual budget and addressing personnel issues are two major aspects of the position. The administrator works with each department and committee to achieve cost-efficiencies and help address departmental issues. The administrator monitors the budget throughout the year and makes necessary recommendations for adjustments.
With input from department heads, committees, and the County Board, the administrator manages the human resources of the county to ensure compliance with all laws, to consult and guide individuals in the nature of their work, to negotiate, develop, monitor, implement, and oversee contracts, employment services, benefits, and training, as well as policies and procedures related to human resources.