County Administrator

Organization: Alleghany County, VA
Close Date: The deadline for receipt of application materials is Friday, January 22, 2016

Job Description:

Alleghany County was created is 1822 and is located on the far western edge of the Commonwealth of Virginia. It is bordered by the Allegheny Mountains, from which it derives its name. It is in the northernmost part of the Roanoke Region of Virginia. The County covers approximately 452 square miles of which nearly 50% is National Forest. The County surrounds one city, Covington, which forms the principal center of population. Covington is a city of the second class and is the County seat. As of the 2010 census, Alleghany County’s population was 16,250 which is an increase of more than twenty-five percent from the 2000 census. The majority of that growth, however, can be attributed to the reincorporation of the formerly independent city of Clifton Forge back into Alleghany County in 2001.

The Alleghany County Board of Supervisors (Board) is the elected policy-making and governing body of the County. The Board is composed of seven citizen members. Business meetings are held on the first Tuesday of each month. The County Administrator is appointed by the Board to manage the overall operations and activities of the County government. The County Administrator also serves as the chief advisor to the Board and conducts County business in accordance with Board policy. Duties of the County Administrator include executing all policies established by the Board or mandated by the State, preparing and administering the budget, and supervising the function of County departments. The County employs approximately 200 FTE’s and has a total operating budget (including its school system) of $67.3 million (FY15-16). There have been only six county administrators since 1980. The current county administrator is retiring after eight years.

Requires any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university with major course work in public administration or related field combined with five years of local government management experience. Prefer a Master’s Degree in Public Administration or related degree. Strength is needed in finance, human resources, economic development, water and sewer, community development, community relations and intergovernmental relations. Experience in Virginia is a plus.

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The deadline for receipt of application materials is Friday, January 22, 2016 and review of résumés will start immediately. To apply please submit a cover letter, detailed résumé and current salary to:

Robert E. Slavin, President
3040 Holcomb Bridge Road, Suite A-1
Norcross, Georgia 30071
Phone: (770) 449-4656
Fax: (770) 416-0848

Electronic submissions are preferred.

Alleghany County is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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