Grady County, Georgia (pop. 25,011), an innovative and thriving county in the coastal plains of southwest Georgia, is seeking a creative and experienced professional to serve as County Administrator. The position reports to a five-member board of commissioners, administers an annual budget of approximately $13.5 million, and oversees daily government operations ranging from public works to emergency management services.
The County is a dynamic blend of rich, Southern history and modern agricultural innovation. With its fertile soil and abundance of streams, it has maintained its status as the original diversified farming center of the southeast. The county seat of Cairo is conveniently located on the Georgia-Florida line, granting residents easy access to both the charm of a quaint city and the resources of Florida’s capital city of Tallahassee. Named after famed Atlanta Constitution Editor Henry Grady, Grady County pays homage to its southern history while continuing to pave the way for future innovations.
The successful candidate will have demonstrated executive leadership in either a public or private organization, familiarity with Georgia’s local funding methods and debt management methods; strong financial management skills, grants for government, effective communication skills, and the ability to perform in diverse settings. A Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field of study is required; a Master’s degree is preferred. Government Experience is preferred.
To apply, please email a cover letter, resume, professional references, and salary requirements to GradyCountySearch@uga.edu. Materials should be directed to:
Human Resource Management Unit
Attn: Dan Lasseter
Carl Vinson Institute of Government
201 N. Milledge Avenue
Athens, GA 30602
The University of Georgia’s Carl Vinson Institute of Government is assisting Grady County with the search process.