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County Administrator

Fort Gaines

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The Clay County Board of Commissioners is seeking a County Administrator.

The Clay County Administrator is the Chief Administrative Officer appointed by the Board of Commissioners. The Administrator is responsible to the Board of Commissioners for the proper and efficient administration of the affairs of the Clay County Government. The County Administrator performs these responsibilities through the various department directors and administrative personnel, who report directly to the County Administrator.

Duties of the County Administrator

  • Ensure the Commissions policies are carried out.
  • Assists in developing policies and goals for the county.
  • Provides administrative leadership to the departments of the county government.
  • Develops and presents an annual budget for the county.
  • Strives for efficiency, effectiveness and innovation in the delivery and funding of services.
  • Acts as a liaison between the elected officials and the county commissioners.
  • Represents the commission on a day to day basis with the various boards, authorities and councils appointed by the County Commission.
  • Effectively establishes relationships with the legislative bodies in neighboring counties and the State of Georgia
  • Promotes Clay County in a positive and beneficial light by promoting economic development.

The selected applicant must possess a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Public Administration or closely related field (Master’s degree is preferred) and five years experience and/or training that includes demonstrated management success in local government management, public administration, financial management, budget administration, and public & employee relations.


Clay County is located approximately 60 miles west of Albany, GA and approximately 70 miles south of Columbus at the state line. The county budget is approximately $5.2 million and employs approximately 57 employees.


Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to the attention of Chairman James Davenport by email to or by mail to 147 Wilson Street Suite 1, Fort Gaines, GA 39851. Application deadline is May 28, 2021. Clay County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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