County Administrator - Bath County, VA

  • Bath County, Virginia
  • Warm Springs, Virginia
  • Jun 16, 2022
Full Time Administration and Management Executive, Management
  • Salary: $100,000 - $120,000 USD
  • Apply By: Jul 06, 2022


Bath County, Virginia (2020 pop. 4,248) is a historic community located in the heart of the beautiful Allegheny Mountains located along the western, central border of West Virginia across 540 square miles. Known for its natural beauty, the mineral springs and its landscape, 89% of Bath County is comprised of forest, with 51% in national forest and 6% under state park, offering many opportunities for economic development.

The County is governed by a five-member Board of Supervisors, elected for four-year terms, whose members are residents of their designated magisterial district. The County Administrator is appointed by the Board and serves at the pleasure of the Board, carrying out the Board's adopted policies, directing business procedures, and overseeing day-to-day operations and activities of all County departments. The County operates with an approved FY 2022 budget of $18 million and 52 full-time Employees. The FY 2023 budget is scheduled to be adopted on June 14, 2022.

Job Description

The County Administrator also serves as the chief advisor to the Board and conducts County business in accordance with Board policy. Duties include executing all policies established by the Board or mandated by the state and administering the budget. The County Administrator also has primary responsibility for personnel administration, including hiring and removal of staff, staff organization, employee performance, review of proposed personnel actions, and interpretation of personnel policies. As the County Administrator, they will oversee the daily operations of the County, supervise the work of staff, and prepare the annual budget for approval by the Board of Supervisors. The County Administrator ensures compliance with federal, state and local laws and ordinances as well as maintains open communication with various partners such as the business community, area governments, and county residents.

Job Requirements

This position requires any combination of education and experience equivalent to a bachelor’s degree with major work in public administration or a related field such as business administration, city/county management, planning, political science or personnel administration, with a master’s degree in a similar academic area preferred. Candidates should possess experience in a comparably sized community or organization (Virginia experience is a plus) with a wide range of knowledge and duties in operations and management. Past experience should demonstrate high levels of performance in areas that include finance and budget, economic development, building local partnerships and maintaining positive lines of communication at all levels.

Special Instructions

The salary range for the County Administrator position is $100,000 - $120,000, and will depend on the qualifications of the successful candidate. Benefits include, but are not limited to, participation in the Virginia Retirement System, vacation, administrative, holiday and sick leave, group life insurance, and Medical, dental, and vision insurance. County residency is required within a reasonable time of appointment to the position. Up to $10,000 will be reimbursed in relocation expenses.


Qualified candidates please submit your cover letter and resume online at: . This position is open until filled; first review of resumes occurs on Wednesday, July 6, 2022. For more information or to request accommodations, please contact Anne Lewis at or 703-923-8214.


Bath County, Virginia is an Equal Opportunity Employer

and does not discriminate on the basis of age, gender, ethnic origin, religion or disability.

Remote-eligible (Remote work is a type of flexible working arrangement that allows an employee to work from remote location)


Job Address

Warm Springs, Virginia 24484 United States View Map