The Washington County Human Resources Department announces the search for a new County Administrator effective immediately. The deadline for mailing all candidate submissions is March 6, 2020.
The County Administrator serves as the Chief Administrative Officer of Washington County Government and is responsible for directing the day-to-day functions of the government. The administrator is appointed by and serves at the pleasure of the Board of County Commissioners and is responsible for carrying out policies, orders, and instructions of the Board in the administration of public local and general laws applying to the county. The administrator is also responsible for the supervision of Division Directors and various department directors and agencies.
Preferred qualifications include a master’s degree in public or business administration or related field and substantial senior level leadership experience in private industry or local or regional government. Demonstrated experience with budget preparation and control, strategic planning, and a thorough knowledge of public administration principles and practices is also preferred.
Interested candidates should also demonstrate a commitment to public service and a proven history of excellent leadership qualities including, but not limited to, trustworthiness, honesty, creativity, assertiveness, humility, vision, diplomacy, tact, and strong interpersonal and communications skills.
Residency in the County is required no later than six (6) months after an acceptance of an employment offer.
The position is a Grade 22. A total compensation package will consider the candidate’s experience and expertise and will include benefits offer to all employees:
• Medical, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance
• Participation in the County pension plan
• Vacation, personal, holiday, and sick leave
• Employee Assistance Program.
All applications must be postmarked by March 6 and mailed to:
Washington County Board of County Commissioners
Attn: County Attorney Kirk C. Downey
100 W Washington Street, Suite 1101
Hagerstown, MD 21740
Washington County, Maryland is supported by a budget of approximately $233 million and is staffed by 766 full-time equivalent employees serving a population of over 150,000 in the western Maryland region.