The County Administrator leads the daily operations of the County government center in meeting the needs of the citizens of Sussex County. The County Administrator reports to a six member Board of Supervisors. The office carries policies determined by the Board of Supervisors, recommends policies and set priorities for consideration by the Board concerning programs and services for the citizens.
The County Administrator also oversees the daily operations of Animal Control, Building Inspections, Disaster Relief, Employee Benefits, Environmental Inspections, Housing Community Development Block Grants, Human Resources, Indoor Plumbing Programs, Maintenance, Planning, Public Safety, Planning and Unemployment.
The County Administrator serves as liasion for the Board of Supervisors, Constitutional Officers, Courts and Registrar. The County Administrator is also responsible for the compliments and complaints from the citizens. The Assistant to the County Administrator coordinates the day-to-day activities of the County Administrator's Office, serves as Deputy Clerk of the Board of Supervisors, oversees special events, Vehicle Inventory and Surplus Property.
The Assistant to the County Administrator is responsible for coordinating the official meetings of the Board of Supervisors and for preserving the minutes and records of the Board. Official meetings include regular Board meetings, Board Committees, Schools Board liaison meetings and all other meeting where three or more Board members plan to be present.