As county administrator, Rabolt is tasked with overseeing daily county operations and working closely with the BCC to implement their policies and directives.
“I look forward to continuing the strong working relationship I have with elected officials and department heads; I will be meeting with them to discuss short and long term goals,” Rabolt said. “One of my first tasks will be to help the BCC select an assistant county administrator.”
“We are pleased that Steve has agreed to accept the position,” said BCC President Bob Proud. “He has been a valuable member of the county team for many years and has a solid reputation for working cooperatively with other elected officials. His in-depth knowledge of county government will be an asset.”
“During an extensive three-month review of 31 candidates, we interviewed the top three outside candidates and one in-house candidate,” said BCC Vice President Ed Humphrey. “After we weighed all the candidates that had applied, we discussed other known managers within the organization that had not applied. We asked Mr. Rabolt, acting administrator, if he would consider the position. Steve Rabolt has a proven track record with the county and is an exceptional manager. I feel Mr. Rabolt is an excellent choice.”
“I have worked with Steve the entire time he has been with the county,” Commissioner Thomas Blust, who previously served as an assistant county prosecutor, said. “Steve has strong management and people skills that will enable him to excel as a county administrator.”
Stephen Rabolt previously was employed as a planner and systems analyst with Oklahoma City, and served as a geographic systems analyst with the City of Albuquerque. He has eight years of experience in private sector technology consulting, including employment as a consultant/department head with Halliburton Corporation in Washington, D.C. Rabolt holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in geography from Rowan University in New Jersey and a Masters Degree in geography from Oklahoma State University.