County Administrator, Stafford County, VA

County Administrator, Stafford County, VA

About the County

Stafford County, Virginia with a population of 142,003 is located midway between Washington, DC and Richmond, the capital of Virginia. The County operates with a 7-member Board of Supervisors who serves as the elected body, with the County Administrator appointed by the Board and acting as the Chief Administrative Officer for the County. The County Administrator is accountable directly to the Board of Supervisors and is responsible for directing and supervising the day-to-day operations of all County departments and agencies under direct control of the Board in addition to carrying out the Board’s adopted policies and directing business procedures.

For Fiscal Year 2017, the County operates with a General Fund budget of $275.3 million, holds a ‘AAA’ bond rating and provides a full range of services to residents. The County is recognized as a high-performing organization and places great emphasis and importance on helping members of their team self-actualize through their purposeful work.


Successful Candidates

stafford-county-logoSuccessful candidates will possess a bachelor’s degree in public or business administration, economics, finance, planning or 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. Past experience of the individual must demonstrate familiarity with a broad range of local government operations ranging from public works and utilities to information technology and economic development.

Candidate(s) must have demonstrated a balanced involvement in community activities and public relations as well. Experience working in or managing a community that is ‘AAA’ rated along with designation as an ICMA Credentialed Manager is a plus.

A full profile describing the County and the Administrator’s position may be found at


Salary & Benefits

Salary for this position is negotiable dependent upon candidate education and experience. Benefits include but are not limited to use of a County vehicle, participation in the Virginia Retirement System, deferred compensation, vacation and sick leave, group life insurance, paid family medical insurance, professional dues and conference expenses.  Moving and relocation expenses may be negotiated with the County. County residency is required within a reasonable time of appointment to the position.


To Apply

stafford-county-va-sealThe application deadline is September 30, 2016. To be considered, please submit a cover letter, résumé with salary history and five (5) professional references online by visiting Waters & Company Executive Recruitment (WCER) website at Following the filing date, résumés will be screened by Waters & Company based on the criteria established by Stafford County. The County will review recommended candidates who most closely meet the established criteria.

For more information, please contact John Anzivino at