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
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 Hanover County
Hanover County, Virginia is one of the fastest-growing counties in the state. Known for Patrick Henry’s Scotchtown home, delicious tomatoes, one of the nation’s oldest courthouses and Kings Dominion Amusement Park, Hanover covers 474 square miles and is home to more than 100,000 residents. Hanover County, located in Central Virginia, is part of the Greater Richmond area. Located within Hanover County lies the 7 square mile incorporated Town of Ashland. Hanover County enjoys easy access to major interstates and is within a 90-minute drive to Washington, D.C., Virginia Beach, and the mountains of Shenandoah National Park.
The County’s diverse, strong stable business climate and hard-working residents have enabled it to weather national and state recession conditions well. Hanover’s overall strong economic environment enables it to have the lowest unemployment rate in the Richmond region.
The County’s highly successful economic development strategy and a well-executed Comprehensive Plan ensure that it will be able to sustain healthy economic growth and a high quality of life for residents over time.