Genoa manager, IT manager finalists for assistant county manager job
August 14, 2017
Genoa's town manager is one of two finalists for the position of assistant Douglas County manager.
Phil Ritger has served Nevada's oldest town for four years, and is a long-time Genoa resident.
The other finalist is Information Technology Officer Bradley Hurley at the Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center.
Hurley is a Topaz Ranch Estates resident.
Hurley came to work at the training center in 2010 and was accepted for his present position Dec. 22, 2013.
The position pays between $102,812.74 and $154,219.10, according to the county.
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A public meet-and-greet has been scheduled for 5-7 p.m. Monday at the ballroom in the Carson Valley Inn.
Current county manager Larry Werner is a contractor whose term expires at the end of the year.
A majority of county commissioners expressed their support for extending Werner's contract for another year, but commissioner Dave Nelson said he was opposed to any extension.
Commissioners are scheduled to discuss Werner's contract at their September meeting.
Eight applicants were interviewed on Aug. 7 for the position of assistant county manager, according to county information officer Melissa Blosser.
The assistant county manager will provide assistance and support to the county manager in making decisions and recommendations regarding the overall operations of the county, as well as serving to represent the county in dealings with public officials from other jurisdictions, representatives of private industry, and members of the general public.
Previously the assistant county manager and chief financial officer was a dual role. Douglas County commissioners added the new position which separated the two roles into the 2017/2018 fiscal year budget.
About the candidates
Hurley is a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, who retired from service in 2009. During his career, Hurley was the recipient of the Meritorious Service Medal, the Navy Accommodation Medal with second award, the Navy Achievement Medal with forth award for outstanding meritorious service and performance of duty.
Hurley holds a bachelor of science degree in multidisciplinary studies from Grantham University. He is currently studying at Michigan State University's Eli Broad College of Business and is on track to receive a master of science degree in leadership, management and strategy in the fall of 2018. He is an alumnus of the graduate school executive potential program which he completed in June 2013.
Ritger spent the majority of his career working for entrepreneurial companies in both technical and business management positions.
Ritger received a bachelors degree in chemistry from Lawrence University and a masters degree in chemical engineering from Purdue University. He holds eleven patents in the medical device field and has nine publications.
Ritger received certification as a Lean-Six Sigma Black Belt from the University of California, San Diego.