Washington County seeks county administrator

HAGERSTOWN, MD – The Washington County Human Resources Department is searching for a new County Administrator effective immediately.

The County Administrator serves as the Chief Administrative Officer of Washington County Government and is responsible for directing the day-to-day functions of the government. The administrator is appointed by and serves at the pleasure of the Board of County Commissioners and is responsible for carrying out policies, orders, and instructions of the Board in the administration of public local and general laws applying to the county.

The administrator is also responsible for the supervision of Division Directors and various department directors and agencies.

Preferred qualifications include a master’s degree in public or business administration or related field and substantial senior level leadership experience in private industry or local or regional government. Demonstrated experience with budget preparation and control, strategic planning, and a thorough knowledge of public administration principles and practices is also preferred.

Interested candidates should also demonstrate a commitment to public service and a proven history of excellent leadership qualities including, but not limited to, trustworthiness, honesty, creativity, assertiveness, humility, vision, diplomacy, tact, and strong interpersonal and communications skills.

Residency in the County is required no later than six (6) months after an acceptance of an employment offer.

The position is a Grade 22. A total compensation package will consider the candidate’s experience and expertise and will include benefits offered to all employees: medical, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance, participation in the county pension plan, vacation, personal, holiday, and sick leave.

The deadline for mailing all candidate submissions is Oct. 13.

All applications must be postmarked by October 13 and mailed to:

Washington County Board of County Commissioners, Attn: Deb Condo -County Administrator Position, 100 W. Washington St., Suite 2300, Hagerstown, MD 21740

Candidates are requested to submit a resume, a cover letter noting salary requirements, and a completed application. Application can be located at www.washco-md.net.