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Commissioners will consider helper for County Manager Holler

by Jeff Munson, Staff Writer

With Douglas County experiencing unprecedented economic development and related issues that come with growth, county leaders Thursday will consider hiring an assistant to County Manager Dan Holler.

Commissioners raised the issue in November when giving Holler his review, in which he received a 5 percent raise.

At that time, commissioners told Holler they were concerned about the hours he worked and asked whether he needed additional staff help.



Commissioner Steve Weissinger said in a November interview that it’s rare when he doesn’t see Holler’s car after hours, many times late at night, at the county administration building.

Commissioner Jacques Etchegoyhen said at the time of the raise that Holler “puts an unbelievable amount of hours” into his work.



The assistant position proposed would pay between $49,254 and $66,976 a year, according to a staff report.

Holler earns $98,520 a year.

Commissioners will consider the position and a time line at Thursday’s meeting at the Tahoe Administrative building, 175 Highway 50 in Stateline.

Proposed job responsibilities include analyzing department program needs, preparing fiscal impact statements, conducting special studies and research.

Also, the assistant would serve as a liaison with state and federal agencies, would represent the county at various regional and area meetings, and assist with departmental budgets.

If approved, the position would require a bachelor’s degree in business, finance or public administration, with a minimum of five years experience in the public sector or government, preferably in a management role.

The candidate should have knowledge of Nevada laws relating to budgeting and government administration and have an understanding of government fund accounting.

Commissioners will hear the request and could make a decision on whether to solicit resumes for the position. According to the county staff report, contingency funds are available for the position.

n Staff writer Jeff Munson can be reached at munson@swiftnews.com

Details

What: Douglas County Commission meeting

Where: Tahoe Administration Building, 175 Highway 50, Stateline

When: 1:30 p.m. Thursday