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Ben Hill County

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Ben Hill County is seeking an experienced, creative, motivated professional for the position of County Manager. This individual should be a problem solver, ready for advancement and capable of addressing the current financial issues of the county.  Ben Hill County is currently accepting applications to fulfill the County Manager position, as such position is set to become vacant on January 1, 2025.  However, the successful candidate will begin employment immediately upon hiring to work and train under the current County Manager.


There are no mandatory experience and/or education requirements.  However, experience as a county/city manager or an assistant county/city manager and a bachelor’s degree or higher in public/business administration, or a closely related field, are strongly preferred.  Alternatively,  the Board of Commissioners desires candidates with a minimum of 10 years of experience in local government with progressively increasing responsibility. The candidate must exhibit a strong, business-like, and professional approach to managing, budgeting, and communicating.  A candidate should also show a willingness to reach out and work with community stakeholders.


The salary and benefits are negotiable and will depend on the successful candidate’s credentials. Ben Hill County is prepared to offer competitive compensation for top level talent.


Ben Hill County, with a population of approximately 17,000, has an annual general fund budget of $11,500,000.00.  The Ben Hill County Manager is responsible for preparing an annual budget, advising the Board of Commissioners as to the financial condition and needs of the county, budgeting for long range capital improvement, managing personnel, making purchasing decisions, developing and adhering to policies,  overseeing government activity and function, managing county property, managing risk, overseeing public works, and promoting intergovernmental relations.  This list is not intended to be exhaustive but simply illustrative of the day-to-day tasks of the County Manger.  The County Manager is tasked with all matters as described in Sec. 2-75 et seq. of the Code of Ordinances, Ben Hill County, Georgia.


The County Manager is appointed by a five-member Board of Commissioners, which is comprised of four commissioners elected from two districts (two commissioners from each district) and a chairman elected from an at-large district. The County Manager position reports to this Board of Commissioners and is responsible for the overall management of county government.


Ben Hill County will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of the race, color, religion, sex or national origin.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without consideration of the immediately foregoing factors.  Furthermore, Ben Hill County is a drug-free workplace.  Final candidates may be required to successfully pass pre-employment and/or post-offer tests, as allowed by state and/or federal law.


Interested candidates should send resumes and three or more references to current County Manager Michael Dinnerman, 402 A East Pine Street, Fitzgerald GA 31750, or email to  The position will remain open until filled.

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