Assistant County Administrator – Hinesville, GA | 12.13.19

Name of Employer: Liberty County Government
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Hinesville, GA
Job title: Assistant County Administrator

Job Details / Description

Liberty County, located in Southeast Georgia 40 miles from Savannah, was founded February 5, 1777 and named for the American ideal of liberty. As of the 2010 census, the county population was 63,453. Hinesville is the largest municipality in the county and serves as the county seat with a population of approximately 34,000. Liberty County employs 370 full-time and 100 part-time employees assigned to 40 departments providing services the community. The largest of these departments are the Public Works Department and the Sheriff’s Office. The current General Fund budget totals approximately $33 million dollars. The County also has two Enterprise Funds (Solid Waste and Rural Water), 15 Special Revenue Funds, four Capital Funds and a Special Purpose Local Tax (SPLOST) fund totaling $54 million.

The Assistant County Administrator is responsible for assisting the Administrator in managing the operations of the county government and for oversight of several departments, as assigned by the County Administrator, including functions such as: Human Resources, Animal Control, Mosquito Control, Public Works and Building Maintenance. The position reports to the County Administrator and completes special projects as assigned. The Assistant County Administrator will be a dedicated team player who can quickly gain the confidence of the county organization and community and must possess the ability to build community trust through transparency of operations and development of partnerships. The ideal candidate will demonstrate the ability to embrace and promote change; assist the Administrator and Commission through challenges that may arise; focus on details, seek partnership opportunities and demonstrate professionalism in all aspects of government operations. Must be forward thinking, focused on best practices and bring new ideas and programs to the County.

Job Candidate Qualifications

Candidate Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required in public administration, finance, business administration/management, planning, human resources or related degree from an accredited university; Master’s degree desired;
  • A minimum of four (4) years of department director/management level experience in local governments of similar size and complexity to Liberty County or in a Department Director role in the private sector, is expected.
  • Previous experience as a City/County Assistant Manager/Administrator is desirable.
  • Evidence of continued professional development such as Credentialed Manager designation, Human Resources or Planning Certification, are positive indicators of dedication to the profession and will be noted during the candidate vetting process.
  • Must possess a valid Georgia driver’s license or have the ability to obtain upon selection.

How to Apply

Salary for this position DOQ of the selected candidate is expected to be in the range of $83,000 – $100,000 with a comprehensive benefits package including health, dental and vision insurance, retirement plan, life insurance, paid time off, and negotiable relocation expenses. Interested candidates must submit by email a cover letter, resume, at least five job related references, and salary history not later than January 13, 2020 to: Lisa Ward, Senior Vice President, The Mercer Group, Inc., at Any questions please call 706-983-9326. Interviews are expected to be conducted the week of February 10, 2020.


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December 13, 2019

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