Job Details

County Administrator
County of Goochland, VA
Job Description

Goochland County, Virginia (pop. 23,000) is seeking an experienced County Administrator. Located 13 miles west of Richmond in the heart of Central Virginia, Goochland County offers a business-friendly environment with multiple Fortune 500 companies and excellent parks and recreational venues. Goochland County is the recipient of multiple awards and continues to experience high growth and strong financial health.

The County Administrator directs the operations of Goochland County’s government, balancing the day to day needs of the County’s citizens while guiding the development of services and facilities that support a growing community. The County has a staff of approximately 225 full-time employees and operates with a Fiscal Year 2020 general fund budget of $56.2 million and a total budget, including all funds, of $87.5 million.

The County Administrator position requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration, Business Administration, or related field. A Master’s Degree in Public or Business Administration is preferred. Minimum of eight (8) years of public management experience as a Chief Executive/Administrator or Deputy Chief Executive/Administrator in a high performing, comparably sized, growing community with a wide range of duties in operation and management is desired. Prior experience should show high levels of performance in areas that include finance and budget, growth management, long range and strategic planning, staff development, and maintaining positive lines of communication at all levels. Experience with rating agencies preferred. Designation as ICMA Credentialed status is preferred. County residency is required within a reasonable time of appointment to the position. Any equivalent combination of education, experience and/or training sufficient to demonstrate the knowledge, skills and abilities will be considered.

Goochland County offers a highly competitive annual salary starting between $175,000 - $190,000 depending on the successful candidate’s qualifications and experience. The County also provides a competitive benefits package including participation in the Virginia Retirement System.

Qualified candidates please submit your cover letter and resume online by visiting our website at

This position is open until filled; however, interested applicants are strongly encouraged to apply no later than June 15, 2020. Following this date, applications will be screened against criteria outlined in this brochure. For more information, please contact Patty Heminover at or by calling 651.223.3058.
Goochland County, Virginia is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Details
$175,000 - $190,000, DOE
Job Function:
Chief Administrator (City, County, Town Manager)
Position Type:
Full Time
County of Goochland
PO Box 10
Goochland, VA 23063-0010
United States
Population: 21,883
Form of Government: County Council-Administrator/Manager

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