Fauquier County County Administrator
Fauquier County is seeking a strong leader who will provide ethical, collaborative leadership in a county committed to good government, strong fiscal management, and intergovernmental partnerships in an environment of stable and civil political leadership. Appointed by the Board of Supervisors (the Board), the County Administrator serves as the County’s Chief Administrative Officer. The County Administrator is responsible for the implementation and execution of policies and procedures established by the Board of Supervisors by providing strategic direction for the organization and supporting and interpreting the guidance of the Board of Supervisors.
The position is responsible for the daily administration of the organization. Other duties include preparation of the County’s annual budget, functioning as Clerk to the Board of Supervisors, overseeing special projects, performing research, and preparing reports for the Board. The County Administrator and Deputy County Administrator also serve as liaisons to the Constitutional Officers, the Judiciary, and state and regional agencies.
Minimum requirements include a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in public administration, business administration, or a related field. Ten years of local government experience with budget development and staff oversight, and senior-level leadership, including as an assistant, deputy, or department head, is also required.
Preferred qualifications include a master’s degree or higher, or its equivalent, ICMA-CM, and significant local government land use experience. Experience working in an agricultural or rural community, within the constraints of the Dillon rule, and with regional partners delivering services is also preferred. Additional preferred qualifications include demonstrated experience with long-term financial management, funding and delivering large capital projects, working with public safety professionals, and utilizing best practices for service delivery. Experience in a community with a similar population, budget, and complexity of services is also preferred.
The expected hiring range is $200,000 – $225,000 depending on qualifications, with an excellent benefits package. Residency within the County after appointment is preferred with relocation benefits to be included as part of an employment agreement.
The position will be open until filled with the first review of applications beginning February 17.