County Administrator – Stafford County, VA

  • Stafford County, Virginia
  • , Virginia
  • Mar 26, 2024
Full Time Administration and Management Executive, Management
  • Salary: 250000 USD Annually
  • Salary Top: 350000 USD Annually
  • Negotiable/DOQ: Yes
  • Apply By: Apr 23, 2024


Stafford County, Virginia, positioned along the Interstate 95 corridor between Washington, DC, and Richmond, boasts a population of over 164,000 residents and ranks as the third fastest-growing counties in Virginia. The community's diversity continues to expand, with ongoing efforts to prioritize future needs. Various living options are available, ranging from waterfront and golf club communities to suburban and active adult neighborhoods.

Stafford County is a flourishing community that continues to achieve all that our residents, businesses, and visitors have come to imagine. Stafford is a great place to call home from its early beginnings that are deep-rooted in our nation's history to the evolution into a progressive and well-designed locality. It places the citizens first, ensuring that our home is always welcoming and our businesses continue to prosper.

Job Description

Stafford County is seeking an accomplished professional with extensive leadership experience to serve as County Administrator. The next County Administrator will be committed to promoting empowerment and engagement at all levels of the organization. They will prioritize effective communication, keeping the Board, staff, and residents informed and involved in County activities. Additionally, the County Administrator excels in teambuilding and creates an environment where employees thrive.

Job Requirements

The successful candidate will hold a bachelor’s degree in public or business administration, economics, planning, finance, or a related field with a master’s degree preferred. A minimum of five to nine years of public or private sector-management experience as chief or deputy chief administrative officer of a comparably sized community or organization is highly desired.

The salary range for the County Administrator position is $250,000 — $350,000, negotiable based upon the qualifications of the successful candidate. Residency within the County is required within a negotiated period of time. Benefits include but are not limited to: 

  • Participation in the Virginia Retirement System
  • Medical, dental, and vision
  • Group life and disability insurances
  • Vacation, administrative, holiday and sick leave
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Professional dues and conference expenses

Special Instructions

Stafford County values a culture of diverse perspectives and life experiences. The organization embraces innovation, collaboration, and continuous learning, offering job stability and an opportunity to serve and support the growing community. Stafford County is an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to an inclusive workforce. This position is open until filled; however, interested applicants are strongly encouraged to apply no later than April 23, 2024, at:

For more information, please contact Anne Lewis at or 703-923-8214. EOE.

Job Address

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