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BOC begins search for next county manager
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The search for Dawson County's next chief administrative officer began last week when commissioners opened advertisements to replace Cindy Campbell, who unexpectedly resigned last month.

Minimum qualifications for the $80,000 to $124,000-per year, salaried position include knowledge and a level of competency associated with the completion of a master's degree in a public administration related field.

Experience sufficient to thoroughly understanding the diverse objectives and functions of the county is also sought, according to the county's job listing.

Responsible for managerial authority and oversees the operations of all county departments within jurisdiction, as well as intergovernmental relations, personnel, finance and budget, capital projects and property control, the county manager reports directly to the board of commissioners.

Applications and resumes will be accepted through Dec. 2.

Commissioners voted on Oct. 28 for Commission Chairman Mike Berg to perform the county manager duties until a replacement for Campbell is approved.

Campbell had served as county manager since December 2012. Previously she held the county's chief financial officer position for four years.

In her resignation letter, Campbell said after praying about her decision, she felt her family would be better served if she could spend more time with her two children.

"I plan to start my own business so I can have more flexible work hours," she said. "This was not an easy decision to make on my part. The last seven years have been very rewarding.

"I've enjoyed working for the board of commissioners and managing a very successful team dedicated to providing quality service to the citizens of Dawson County."

Berg will not be receiving an additional salary above his pay for serving as chairman of the board.

County Attorney Joey Homans said the commission's move to allow Berg to serve as manager in the interim was within their board duties.

"They merely assign the duties until they appoint a county manager," he said.