Roanoke County is seeking an experienced professional to serve as County Administrator, the chief administrative officer responsible for directing programs and operations of the County government. The new Administrator will succeed the incumbent manager who is retiring February 1st, 2022.
The County of Roanoke is the suburban hub of the Roanoke Valley, one of the nation’s best locations for business and living. Within its 252 square mile geographical boundaries lie the independent cities of Roanoke and Salem, as well as the Town of Vinton. The Roanoke MSA, which also includes Botetourt, Franklin, and Craig counties, with a population of nearly 325,000, is the fourth largest MSA in Virginia and the largest west of Richmond.
Roanoke County provides a wide range of municipal services to the citizens and businesses of including public safety, animal control, social services, community planning, building and environmental inspections, emergency management and mitigation, library services, parks and recreation facilities and programs, stormwater management, and solid waste collection. Other services are provided by regional authorities. County roads are maintained by the Virginia Department of Transportation.
Qualifications, Education & Experience
The following education and experience factors are the expected qualifications for successful performance:
• A bachelor’s degree in Public Administration, Business Management, Planning, or a related field; a master’s degree would be a plus.
• At least five (5) years of successful leadership in the administration of local government as a department head, assistant, deputy, or manager; possessing a broad skill set appropriate to the breadth of County government operations. Local government experience in Virginia is desirable.
• Comprehensive knowledge of the principles and practice of public administration, local government finance, and the statutory authority and requirements of county government.
• A demonstrated commitment to ongoing professional development through participation in organizations such as the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) and the Virginia Local Government Management Association (VLGMA).
• Any combination of education and experience that qualifies an applicant may be considered in lieu of the more specific criteria listed above.
Qualified candidates are encouraged to submit a cover letter and resume, with salary expectations and professional ref