As outlined in Wisconsin Statute 59.18, the county administrator shall be the chief administrative officer of the county. The county administrator shall take care that every county ordinance and state or federal law is observed, enforced and administered within his or her county if the ordinance or law is subject to enforcement by the county administrator or any other person supervised by the county administrator.
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 the assistance of the Finance Director and Bookkeeper, the County Administrator manages the payroll for all county departments and manages the assets and financial accounting for the county.
With input from department heads, committees, and the County Board, the administrator works with the Human Resources Director 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.