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County Administrator

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Title 30-A, Section 82 of the M.R.S.A. states, that the County Administrator is the chief administrative official of
the county and is responsible for the administration of all departments and offices controlled by the County
Commissioners. This is a professional position responsible for the effective operation of the administrative
functions of Somerset County government in keeping with county policy and the laws of the State of Maine.

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Good for Somerset County! County management will bring higher levels of accountability, long range planning, and professionalism to a level of government in Maine that can surely use it!

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:lol: its a nice job you get to work with me how can you go wrong

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Under "Working Conditions and Job Hazards:

[quote]While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk and use hands to operate a standard computer keyboard.[/quote]

I guess it's been a while since I've seen a "job description." At least it doesn't say you have to walk and chew gum at the same time.

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It's interesting how things evolve over time. Years ago, they had a Somerset County manager but decided to eliminate the position. I don't remember all the details, except they actually held a meeting on New Year's Day to officially fire the guy. I think Zane Libby was one of the county commissioners.

To me, it makes perfect sense to have a county administrator. You can't leave all the decision-making and management to three part-time elected officials.

And I wouldn't mind working for a guy like Phil. You may not agree with him all the time, but he doesn't try to bullsh*t anyone.

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[quote="Mike Lange"]

To me, it makes perfect sense to have a county administrator. You can't leave all the decision-making and management to three part-time elected officials.

And I wouldn't mind working for a guy like Phil. You may not agree with him all the time, but he doesn't try to bullsh*t anyone.[/quote]

Mike

You are right, there was a Manager, Wright Pinkham was the Manager at the time, the law didn't allow a County Manager although they hired one anyway. when the New Commissioners took office on Jan 1st they fired him. the very next year the law changed to alow countys to hire Managers. They never hired one because the Commissioners were controled by D's and they thought they could do it them selves (how worng they were).

You are so right that the day to day needs to be done my a manager not part time people.

Mike thanks for the kind words it is true some people might not agree but you will not get the Bullsh*t with me

Phil

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I am not sure why, but for some reason it made me think of Boss Hogg of Hazzard County. :lol:

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Philip - after reading the news articles about you, in fairness, I think the new job description ought to also include:

[i]"Candidate should be aware they will be working with another, highly energetic employee who puts in 70-80 hour weeks on a routine basis, and doesn't sleep a whole lot. The successful candidate is advised to make a swift investment in energy drinks."[/i]

:)

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Mel, due to the disabilities act, job descriptions have to be very specific as to physical requirements otherwise you will end up with blind tractor traler drivers.

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Energy drinks expense account or not

[quote="Naran"]The successful candidate is advised to make a swift investment in energy drinks."[/i]

:D[/quote]

now would those energy drinks be on an expense account or would they just have to supply there own.

Wait I know the answer. They have to supply there own sorry had a laps there :shock:

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[quote="Henry Clay"]Mel, due to the disabilities act, job descriptions have to be very specific as to physical requirements otherwise you will end up with blind tractor traler drivers.[/quote]

Bingo, you are so right, we could end up with a person that couldn't find the door, Oh wait we have some of those. Well we could have someone that couuldn't open the door, Nope we got some of those too.

We could end up with someone that can not stand up for more then 2 hours, nope we got some of those too. God how did this county get so bad! Oh wait I know we had Commissioners that let Dept. heads run the place.

That Ends Very Very Soon

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Is this job open to anyone

Yes this job is not just for Jail people, we may not be looking for someone with allot of jail background it will depend on who and what we get.

Phil

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My prediction:

Somerset County Commissioners will hire an new manager. The county commissioner's, unwilling to give up that "control" they have become accustomed to, will start to knit pick the manager. The various Dept. Heads will hate having a manager supervising their every move. The manager will get tired of the micro management of the CC's and will resign....all within a 1 year time frame. Keep us posted Philip, can't wait to see how it all turns out. Until Somerset adopts a charter for self governance....it won't work.

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First, you don't need a charter to hire a county manager. Piscataquis County has a very competent one - Mike Henderson - and they're not interested in a charter. It's a long, arduous, expensive process to set one up. There's simply a lot of day-to-day work that needs to be done at the county level that shouldn't be turned over to three part-time elected officials.

A good job description and an employment contract should alleviate any friction between department heads and the manager.

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Town Manager, there is nothing I can say that will make you feel positive. Your just a very negative person. If you would stop and look how is on the Commission you would find out you now have 2 Commissioners that have been in Town Government for a very long time. Both working with a Town Manager form of government. We are the two making this happen. You may be right in the fact it might not work in some Counties but in Somerset it will work very well. The key will be to find the right person. Like any job that is one of the key's.

We will be going down the path of a Charter next year 2008, we have made that public. We three feel it very important. but we do not need to have a Charter for change right now.

Keep up the good work, your negative response instead of go getem response tell alot about yourself.

When people are trying to make change your kind of thinking will all ways fail, if change is done in the right way. We do not need luck we need forward thinking and thinking out of the box.

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Town Manager

Go here to see who I am.

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:lol:

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Phil, the jail consol issue got me thinking about this very old post. Who did you ever hire to be the County Manager over there?? What does he/she think about the jail issue?

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Robin Weeks is the new County Manager and Dave Allen is the new Jail Admin. Both are very concern with the Jail Consol, it is a very big step in takeing over county government. If the State can take over County Jails there is not much left in taking over County Government. As far as the Jail issue it self they feel there is no way the state can do it cheeper and give the level of service the County gives.

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