Recruitment #24-144-0175


This Recruitment is managed by the Raftelis Consulting Group. Please click on the link below for more information and instructions to apply:

Are you ready to make your mark in Loudoun County, Virginia, where vibrant culture meets thriving technology? We're not just "Virginia's Wine Country"; we're also the Internet's powerhouse, located just 25 miles west of Washington, DC. As one of the nation's fastest-growing counties, with around 450,000 residents, we've been a driving force behind Northern Virginia's job growth. 

Loudoun County boasts an exceptional public school system and offers diverse living experiences, from urban to suburban to rural. Our county is a dynamic, ever-growing community, celebrated for its breathtaking landscapes, storied past, welcoming neighborhoods, and top-notch public services. At the heart of it all is our mission:

"Inspired by our rich history, Loudoun County strives to create a thriving, inclusive, fair, and sustainable community. Here, residents enjoy the freedom to live, work, learn, and play."

To bring this mission to life, we're on the lookout for a dynamic, forward-thinking leader to join us as an Assistant County Administrator. This newly re-defined role reports to the Senior Deputy County Administrator and is a vital part of our County's executive leadership team.

Job Description

As the Assistant County Administrator, you'll be at the helm of exciting responsibilities, including:

  • Steering the ship for the Board of Supervisors' public meetings and processes.
  • Providing oversight and direction for one or more of the Offices within County Administration, such as the County's Legislative Program, guiding our state and federal lobbying initiatives.
  • Keeping the Board apprised of the work being done on their strategic goals.
  • Leading and coordinating pivotal County-wide projects and initiatives.
  • Managing the internal operations of the Office of the County Administrator, covering budget, personnel, and administration when the Senior Deputy County Administrator is away.

Loudoun County Government has grown rapidly alongside our population. Our work is fast-paced and accountable to elected officials and the public; we need someone who can thrive under pressure while considering the consequences of their actions. We're looking for someone with strong leadership skills, effective communication skills that can flex for various settings, conflict resolution abilities, a knack for evidence-based decision-making, and a track record of building consensus in a dynamic environment. Our ideal candidate is a relentless problem solver, a collaborative team player, a thoughtful decision maker, and an adaptable go-getter.

If you're the successful candidate, you'll embody "The Loudoun Difference," which revolves around these core principles:

  • We're a collective of individuals committed to using our talents, education, and experience to make a difference.
  • Our team represents diverse professions, including accountants, attorneys, engineers, analysts, deputies, and firefighters.
  • Together, we work in harmony to meet the needs and shape the future of our unique and ever-evolving community.

Compensation and Benefits:

The expected hiring range is $195,000-$230,000, depending on qualifications, with an excellent benefits package. Relocation assistance in one lump sum of $10,000 will be provided if moving from outside a 40-mile radius of the County. Our comprehensive benefits package includes Multiple Group Health Plan Options; Dental, Vision, and Disability; Leave benefits including Annual Leave and Sick Leave accruals PLUS; Annual Leave equivalent to ten (10) days will be granted as of the date of hire; Personal Leave equivalent to ten (10) days will be granted as of the date of hire; Virginia Retirement System (VRS); Deferred Compensation Plan; Group Life Insurance; Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA); and wellness, education, and other benefits.

Join us in Loudoun County and be a part of something special. Apply now to make a meaningful impact in our thriving community!

Job Requirements

  • A master's degree in business administration, public administration, or a related field.
  • Six years of progressively responsible work experience, with at least two years in a supervisory or management role (or equivalent education and experience).

Special Requirements

Successful completion of criminal background, credit, and DMV record checks.