Rio Grande County seeks new administrator

RIO GRANDE COUNTY — According to reports coming out of Rio Grande County, recently hired County Administrator Leslie Klusmire is no longer with the county and the county is seeking a replacement. Though details pertaining to Klusmire’s departure have yet to be released, the Rio Grande County Board of County Commissioners stated that the separation occurred within the last week.

Klusmire was hired in November of 2020 as a replacement for Interim Administrator Judy Egbert who served with the county since October. The county has been through two interim administrators in the last year after previous Administrator Tricia Slater resigned last Spring.

More information pertaining to the situation will be reported as it comes available. Below are details about the open position.

“Rio Grande County is seeking a County Administrator. Candidate will serve as the County’s Chief Administrative Officer. This includes various functions of the Rio Grande County Government, in accordance with policies set forth by the BOCC. Candidate will be a positive communicator with strong organizational skills, an effective leader with sound judgment, and be able to promote the policies of the BOCC. Education/Experience requirements are a Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) from an accredited college or university in Public/Business Administration with two or more year’s related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience at the discretion of the BOCC. Drug screening, including for marijuana, and background check is required. Salary $75k-$90k-DOE. Application and job description available online at or pick up and submit to Human Resources 925 6th Street Room 200, Del Norte, CO.”


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