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Deputy County Administrator for Stafford County, Virginia

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Posting Details

Position Information

Position Title Deputy County Administrator for Stafford County, Virginia
Posting Number 201200215
Organization Stafford County, Virginia
Position Category County Government

Position Summary Information

Job Description

Stafford County, Virginia (139,992), a growing community located midway between Washington, DC and Richmond, the capital of Virginia along I-95, invites qualified candidates to apply for the position of Deputy County Administrator.

Stafford County government operates with a seven (7) member elected Board of Supervisors and appointed County Administrator. The Deputy County Administrator reports directly to the County Administrator and serves as an integral player in the County’s senior leadership team. The County is operating with a Fiscal Year 2017 general fund budget of $275.3 million and is supported by over 800 staff members. Stafford has long been recognized for its sound financial management practices and boasts a ‘AAA’ bond rating.

The salary for the position is negotiable dependent upon the individual’s qualifications and experience. Benefits include but are not limited to participation in the Virginia Retirement System, vacation and sick leave, group life insurance, medical and dental insurance, professional dues and conference expenses.

The application deadline is February 26, 2017. To be considered, please submit your cover letter, resume with salary history and five (5) professional references online by visiting our website, Following the filing date, résumés will be screened by Waters & Company based on the criteria established by Stafford County. For more information, please contact John Anzivino at

Stafford County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Minimum Qualifications

Successful candidates will possess bachelor’s degree in public or business administration, economics, planning, engineering or a related field with a master’s degree desirable. In addition, a minimum of five (5) to nine (9) years of public or private sector management experience as a chief or deputy chief administrative officer of a comparably sized community or organization is required. Past experience should demonstrate familiarity in a broad range of local government operations ranging from public works and utilities to parks and recreation and economic development. Candidates should hold experience working in a fast-paced growing community or organization and have success in balancing a wide range of services related to supporting an increasing industrial, commercial and residential presence. Designation as an ICMA Credentialed Manager is a plus. To learn more about the position, visit our website here:

Preferred Qualifications
Physical Requirements

Posting Detail Information

Open Date 06/16/2016
Close Date 02/26/2017
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants

Posting Specific Questions

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Optional & Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. References
Optional Documents
  1. Salary History