Deputy County Administrator

  • Stafford County, Virginia
  • Stafford, Virginia
  • Sep 13, 2021
Full Time Administration and Management Executive, Management, Supervisory
  • Salary: $134,992 to $229,486 USD
  • Negotiable/DOQ: Yes
  • Apply By: Oct 14, 2021


Stafford County, Virginia, located just 40 miles south of Washington, DC and 50 miles north of Richmond, is seeking a Deputy County Administrator. The County has a diverse population of over 156,927 residents and is one of the fastest-growing counties in Virginia and the United States.

Job Description

The Deputy County Administrator is one of two Deputies and serves on the Executive Leadership team. In this role, the Deputy County Administrator will oversee the majority of the County's external facing departments, including Capital Construction and Transportation, Utilities Operations, Development Services, Economic Development, Planning and Zoning, and Parks, Recreation, and Community Facilities. This position also provides oversight to the Regional Landfill. Stafford County has an overall budget of $696 million, and more than 1,200 County employees support this community.

Job Requirements

Successful candidates will have a Master's degree in public or business administration, economics, planning, engineering, recreation management, or a related field. 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 desired. The individual's experience must demonstrate familiarity with a broad range of local government operations, from public works and utilities to parks and recreation and economic development. Additional experience in a responsible management-level public or private sector position with greater experience is beneficial. Experience working in a fast-paced, growing community or organization and successfully balancing a wide range of services related to supporting an increasingly industrial, commercial and residential presence while maintaining and improving quality of life factors for the community is an important consideration. A record of consistent professional development as may be achieved through membership in ICMA and designation as an ICMA Credentialed Manager would be an advantage.

 The salary range for the Deputy County Administrator position is $134,992 to $229,486. The hiring range is $145,000 to $185,000 and is negotiable based upon the qualifications of the successful candidate. Stafford County offers an excellent benefits package, including participation in the Virginia Retirement System.

Qualified candidates please submit your cover letter and resume online by visiting our website at:

This position is open until filled; first review of resumes occurs on October 14, 2021. Following this date, applications will be screened against criteria outlined in this brochure. For more information or to request accommodations, please contact Anne Lewis at or 703-923-8214.

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Stafford, Virginia 22554 United States View Map