County Administrator

Organization: Citrus County, FL
Salary: The compensation for the County Administrator will be highly competitive and will include a generous benefit package.
Close Date: A first review of resumes is scheduled for August 19, 2022.

Job Description:

Citrus County was established in 1887 by the Florida Legislature. It is in the west central portion of Florida. As of the 2020 census, the Countyís population was 153,843. The County covers 773 square miles of which 582 square miles is land and 192 square miles is water. The County seat is Inverness and its largest community is Homosassa Springs. Citrus County comprises the Homosassa Springs, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area.

The County is home to many retirees, however, it is looking to expand its economic base. Citrus Countyís current financial base includes small business, health care, agriculture, banking, and related financial institutions, as well as a large utility company.

There are a number of uninhabited and/or sparsely inhabited coastal islands that can be accessed via watercraft. While some of the Citrus County islands are state lands thus available for public use for recreational opportunities, many other Citrus County islands are private property and are either wholly or partially owned by private parties.

Citrus County is a community filled with welcoming small towns and the wonder of natural Florida. Centrally located on the Gulf Coast, Citrus County boasts a relaxed lifestyle with plenty of opportunities for recreation and entertainment. Living in Citrus is to enjoy world-class scenery, a superior schools system, excellent medical care, and local charm.

Like all Florida residents, those living in Citrus County are not subjected to any state income tax. However, unlike some of the more urban parts of the state, Citrus County residents enjoy a relaxed atmosphere where they do not have to worry about high prices that you might find in many popular tourist areas. The cost of living is very reasonable in Citrus County.

Since 1980, the Country has operated under a Commission/Administrator form of government. The Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) serves as the board of directors and is responsible for establishing policies and procedures. The BOCC is comprised of five members who are elected by the citizens of Citrus County. The five members represent five districts. They are elected to four-year terms. Commissioners must reside in one of the five districts to qualify for office although they are elected "at large" by all voters in the County. In addition to the members of the BOCC, Citrus County citizens elect the Clerk of the Circuit Court, Judicial Services, the Property Appraiser, the Sheriff, the Supervisor of Elections, and the Tax Collector.
The County Administrator is appointed by and serves at the pleasure of the BOCC. According to the Citrus County Administrative Regulation 2.01-8, the County Administrator oversees all County departments except for those which fall under the responsibility of elected department heads. The Administrator serves as the BOCCís agent in administrative matters. The County Administrator manages a wide range of services including Public Works, Systems, Management, Growth Management, Water Resources, Human Resources, Management and Budget, Fire Rescue, Visitors and Convention Bureau and Economic Development. The County employs approximately 750 FTEs and has a current total budget of $398,490, 010. More information about Citrus County is available on the web at:

Required minimum training and experience includes a bachelorís degree in Public Administration, Business Administration, or related field; a masterís degree in Public Administration or Business Administration is preferred. Combined with at least seven years of local government experience to include four years of executive level experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Prefer experience gained in a county government or other large, multifaceted organizations providing similar services. Florida experience is preferred but not required.

The compensation for the County Administrator will be highly competitive and will include a generous benefit package. The County will pay reasonable and customary moving expenses.
To apply: The position will remain open until filled and the process will move forward immediately upon receipt of an adequate pool of well-qualified applicants. A first review of resumes is scheduled for August 19, 2022. If interested, please email your resume and cover letter with salary expectations right away to:

Robert E. Slavin or Barbara Lipscomb
3040 Holcomb Bridge Road, A1
Norcross. Georgia 30071
Phone: (770) 449-4656
Fax: (770) 416-0848

For additional information about this position, contact Robert E. Slavin or Barbara Lipscomb at Slavin Management Consultants by phone at (770) 449-4656 or by email at

Note: Under Florida Law, resumes are public documents and will be provided to the media upon request. Please call prior to submitting your resume if confidentiality is important to you.

Citrus County is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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