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County Administrator/Clerk

Washington County

Listing Summary

The Washington County Board of Commissioners will accept applications from qualified applicants for an experienced professional to fill the vacancy of County Administrator/Clerk.  Washington County is home to approximately 20,000 residents and has much to offer with numerous resources and amenities, as well as new growth by way of businesses choosing to locate here. Washington County has great schools, plenty of outdoor space for recreational activities, a strong industrial sector, and an overall great place to live that has much potential. 


Candidates should possess a Bachelors degree in Public Administration, Business Administration or closely related field, although a Masters degree in a related field is strongly preferred.  Substantial experience in an executive role in a governmental municipality or agency may be considered in lieu of the degree requirement.  Administrative and management experience in business, industry, or government is required, along with strong financial acumen.  Experience in governmental management is strongly preferred.  Washington County offers a competitive salary and benefits, which will be negotiated depending on qualifications.


Additionally, the ideal candidate should possess the following:

  • Competency in financial management and budgeting.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to conceptualize, evaluate, and analyze complex issues.
  • Familiarity with applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations pertaining to County government.
  • Thorough knowledge of Human Resources management and Equal Opportunity principals.
  • Ability to plan, organize, direct and coordinate the administrative, financial, and operational functions of County government.
  • Basic computer skills including knowledge of Microsoft Office and accounting software.
  • Demonstrated management of grants in the public/non-profit sector.
  • Ability to set direction and remain in regular communication with Department Heads to hold them accountable for job performance.
  • Demonstrated skills to build strong trust with the Board and Public, while enhancing the credibility of County government.
  • Promote teamwork, share information, and encourage open government.
  • Strong ethics with professionalism at all times.
  • Ability to create an open rapport with all County employees and citizens. 

How To Apply:

Employment applications may be obtained at the Washington County Board of Commissioners office or requested via the email address below.

Send resume, cover letter, employment application and salary history for delivery no later than 5:00 pm on Thursday, January 5th, 2023 to:

County Administrator/Clerk Position

Washington County Board of Commissioners

119 Jones Street

Sandersville, Georgia 31082

The application materials may be emailed to with “County Administrator/Clerk Position” in the subject line.

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