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County Administrator/Clerk

Washington County Board of Commissioners

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County Administrator/Clerk


The County Administrator/Clerk is responsible for the day to day operations of the county, and performing administration of county laws, ordinances and resolutions.

Work involves supervisory, administrative, as well as analytical functions such as:

  • Exercise budgetary and fiscal control over county departments and agencies.
  • Ensure adequate enforcement of county personnel policies.


Basic Job Functions:

  • Attend board meetings, prepare, and maintain records of official actions taken by board.
  • Notify press and public of upcoming board meetings.
  • Ensure deposit of money to correct bank accounts.
  • Review financial reports for accuracy and notify department heads and Board of Commission of inconsistencies.
  • Administer grants awarded to the county.
  • Maintain SPLOST records of payments.
  • Prepare annual county budget.
  • Research cost reduction and efficiency opportunities.
  • Review personnel actions and discuss with department heads to ensure adherence to county policies and procedures as appropriate.
  • Direct and supervise all staff within department.
  • Manage overall bank accounts.
  • Handle citizen requests for information, including open records requests.

Additional Job Functions:

  • Provide administrative support to ensure effective and efficient office operations.
  • Perform other related duties as required.
  • Inspect buildings when requested by department heads and notify the appropriate person of routine or major maintenance items needed.
  • Inform the Board of Commissioners about the fiscal conditions of the county.
  • Perform duties delegated by Board of Commissioners.


  • Ability to understand financial statements.
  • Knowledge of internal control procedures.
  • Human Resources administration skills including interviewing, disciplining, and discharging employees.
  • Ability to compare and/or judge the readily observable functional, structural or compositional characteristics of data, people, or things.
  • Ability to perform under stressful circumstances.
  • Ability to understand a variety of informational documentation, directions, instructions, methods and procedures.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to learn and understand basic principles and techniques; to make independent judgments in absence of supervision.
  • Acquire knowledge of topics related to the work to be done.



Executive – management responsibility for multiple departments through managers and supervisors.



Administer complex budgets and fiscal resources for large departments with management oversight and responsibility.



General office setting. Little to no exposure to harm or danger. Everyday risks require normal safety precautions.



  • Completion of a Bachelors degree required (Public Administration, Business Administration, or other related field). Masters degree in Public Administration, or related field, is preferred.
  • 5 years of city/county management experience preferred.



Shall meet all requirements of changing state and local laws regarding qualifications and duties of this position. May require additional training  and education as condition of continued employment.


Washington County offers a competitive salary and benefits package. For any questions regarding the position or an application, please contact the Washington County Board of Commissioners office at Applications and resumes are required to be submitted for consideration. Please email all documents to, or mail them to Attn: County Administrator, Washington County Board of Commissioners, PO Box 271, Sandersville, GA 31082.

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