Hanover County, Virginia is seeking a highly experienced and engaging local government leader to serve as its next County Administrator. The County Administrator is appointed by, and serves at the pleasure of, the Board of Supervisors. The Administrator ensures effective administration and coordination of all County programs and services by providing high-level direction to County departments to execute the decisions of the Board of Supervisors. The County culture is one of teamwork and collaboration, which starts with a strong partnership between the County Administrator, County Attorney, School Superintendent, and Constitutional Officers. The Administrator directly supervises a staff of three Deputy County Administrators, and the Directors of Economic Development and Human Resources.
Initial review of candidates will begin on February 14, 2020. Applications received after that date may be considered until the position is filled, however, it is anticipated that telephone interviews with selected candidates will be conducted in late February. Timely submittal will ensure the most advantageous review.
To be considered, please submit a cover letter and resume, with salary expectations and professional references, to The Berkley Group, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Questions may be directed to:
Kimball Payne The Berkley Group P.O. Box 181 Bridgewater, Virginia 22812 Mobile: (434) 444-3662 Email: email@example.com
Qualifications, Education & Experience
The following education and experience factors are the expected qualification for successful performance: • Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration or a related field; Master’s degree preferred. • Minimum 10 years progressively responsible management experience, with at least five years successful experience at a senior executive/administrator level in an organization with comparable responsibilities; possessing a broad skill set appropriate to the breadth of County government operations. Local government experience in Virginia as a manager, deputy or assistant is desirable. • A record of being an active, visible member of the community, through engaged participation in local activities as a County resident. • A demonstrated commitment to ongoing professional development through participation in organizations such as the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) and the Virginia Local Government Management Association (VLGMA); designation or progress toward designation as ICMA Credentialed Manager is desired. • Any combination of education and experience that qualifies an applicant may be considered in lieu of the more specific criteria listed above.
Additional Salary Information: The compensation for the County Administrator will be competitive, depending on qualifications and experience. The successful candidate will be offered a generous benefits package, to include participation in the Virginia Retirement System (VRS), health insurance coverage, paid time off, deferred compensation, professional development support, and other benefits as identified in a negotiated employment agreement.
About Berkley Group
The Berkley Group is a local government consulting firm with experts specializing in the areas of local administration, executive recruitment, organizational assessment, planning, zoning, environmental program support, finance, public works, project management, community involvement, and more. We bring a collaborative approach to our projects with an array of professional resources. Our staff brings over four centuries of direct experience in local government. We have strong ties to localities and understand their unique challenges. We provide personal attention and superior service delivery to our clients.