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County Administrator

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 and Clerk.  Washington County was created in 1783, becoming the tenth county in the state of Georgia. Washington County is home to nearly 20,000 residents and has much to offer with the resources and amenities, as well as new growth by way of businesses choosing to locate here.



Candidates should possess a Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration, Business Administration or closely related field, although a Master’s degree is strongly preferred.  Substantial experience in an executive role with other governmental municipalities or agencies may be considered in lieu of the degree requirement.  Administrative and management experience in business, industry, or government is required.  Experience in County or municipal government is preferred.  Experience in financial management is required.  Washington County offers a competitive salary and benefits, which may be negotiated depending on qualifications.


Additionally, the ideal candidate should possess the following:


  • Competency and demonstrated experience in accounting/financial management and budgets.
  • Demonstrated 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 including Human Resources compliance.
  • 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.
  • Honest, respectful, ethical behavior demonstrating professional conduct at all times.
  • Understand the need to listen and ability to develop open rapport with staff.


The successful candidate is requested to reside in Washington County within six months of appointment and remain a resident of the County while serving in the position (subject to change by the Board of Commissioners with legitimate reason).



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 July 18th, 2023 to:

County Administrator and Clerk Position

Washington County Board of Commissioners

119 Jones Street

Sandersville, Georgia 31082


You may instead email same to with “County Administrator and Clerk Position” in the subject line.

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