COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR

FAIRFIELD COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA
Published
August 17, 2021
Location
WINNSBORO, SOUTH CAROLINA
Category
Billing Address
3443 HWY. 39 NORTH, LOUISBURG, NC 27549
First Name
PHILLIP
Last Name
ROBERTSON
Phone Number
919-496-2080
Closing Date
13 SEPTEMBER 2021

Description

This is an exceptional opportunity to manage one of the most strategically located and historic counties in
the southeastern United States. Fairfield County, South Carolina, with a population of 22,400, seeks a
County Administrator to sustain a tradition of professionalism and excellence. Fairfield County values
education, a historic tradition, and a civic-minded, caring public. The County is strategically located
between Charlotte, N.C. and Columbia, S.C., on Interstate 77.
Located in South Carolina’s upper Piedmont region, Fairfield County is a County like no other. Fairfield
County sits amid (less than a one hour in each direction) the cities of Charlotte, North Carolina and
Columbia, South Carolina. The county is also politically, geographically, economically, and strategically
positioned to continue to grow as a center of commerce, tourism, and education. The county prides itself
on being a safe and secure community with a strong and diverse economy and an exceptional quality of
life for its citizens.
Fairfield County has a professional staff of 300 full time employees and 75 part-time employees. The
general fund budget for fiscal year 2020-2021 is $43.7 million.
The County Administrator is appointed by the seven-member County Council. During the past twenty
years Fairfield County has had 3 County Administrators.
The County Council seeks a professional County Administrator to provide strategic and operational
leadership. The ideal candidate possesses an agile financial mind and proven experience and
demonstrated success relating effectively with all segments of a diverse community, hiring executive
level managers, succession planning, implementing meaningful strategic planning initiatives, and the
capability of the Council to manage organizational change.
Market competitive salary, minimum of $135,000 with the maximum to be determined by the
qualifications of the selected candidate, plus excellent fringe benefits. Master’s degree in public
administration, business, law, or a related field highly preferred with a minimum of ten years of
experience in high level management positions.
If chosen for an interview with the council, a candidate will be required to cooperate with The Mercer
Group, Inc. in its conduct of background checks.
Send resume; cover letter that demonstrates how your qualifications, interests, and
experience coincide with this posting; and detailed salary history; to Phillip Robertson, The
Mercer Group, Inc., [email protected]
(Electronic submission required) by 13 September 2021

Salary

Minimum of $135,000 with the maximum to be determined by the
qualifications of the selected candidate

Qualifications

The County Council seeks a professional County Administrator to provide strategic and operational
leadership. The ideal candidate possesses an agile financial mind and proven experience and
demonstrated success relating effectively with all segments of a diverse community, hiring executive
level managers, succession planning, implementing meaningful strategic planning initiatives, and the
capability of the Council to manage organizational change.

Master’s degree in public administration, business, law, or a related field highly preferred with a minimum of ten years of
experience in high level management positions.