County Administrator, Barnstable County, MA.

Barnstable County
Posted 1 month ago

Barnstable County, MA (229,000 pop.), seeks a creative, proactive, community leader, with strong management skills, committed to excellence in public service, to serve as its next County Administrator. Barnstable County was founded in 1683 which makes it one of the oldest counties in the United States. The County is geographically Cape Cod and has a year around population of 229,000 with over a million seasonal visitors each year who come to enjoy the attractive vacation and recreational opportunities along its beautiful seashore and historic towns. Some of the most beautiful beaches in the United States are found on “The Cape”. Barnstable County is recognized for its quality of life, and for providing exemplary services to its residents, visitors and the 15 municipalities which make up the County.
Barnstable County Regional Government is led by a three-member elected Board of Regional Commissioners which is the Executive Branch, a 15- member elected Assembly of Delegates which is the Legislative Branch and an appointed County Administrator. The County Administrator is the Chief Administrative Officer and oversees the operations of the County’s general government. The FY 25 proposed budget is $31.6M and there are 250 employees across ten departments. The County does not have the authority to levy property taxes and gets the majority of its operating revenue from an excise tax charged when real estate is transferred. In FY 23, grants managed by Barnstable County totaled over $56M. The County’s finances have been conservatively estimated and managed as evidenced by AA bond rating from S&P Global.
The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s Degree, Master’s Degree preferred, in public administration, business administration or a related field, and a minimum of ten years of experience in a senior management role in a complex municipal/government, business, non-profit or similar organization. Residency is required within a reasonable time after appointment. For additional information related to this position, please consult the Home Rule Charter and the Administrative Code at:
Salary range of $180K to $210K will be commensurate with qualifications and professional experience. The County also has an attractive benefits package. Barnstable County is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer.

For further information potential candidates are directed to the Municipal Resources, Inc. website at or to contact Municipal Resources, Inc. at 603-279-0352 ext. 330.

To apply submit a resume and cover letter, in confidence, as a PDF attachment to by 9 AM, Monday, May 13th, 2024.

View Barnstable County Profile here