County administrator announces retirement.

January 20, 2022


County administrator announces retirement.

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By Allison Scarbrough, Editor.

HART — Oceana County Administrator Robert Sobie announced that he is retiring, and the county has begun the process of seeking a replacement.

“It’s always difficult to leave a job that you really enjoy and that’s certainly the case here with Oceana County,” said Sobie. “Commissioners, department heads and community leaders have been great to work with during my six years so I’m fortunate in that regard. But, after working in county government for 38 years, I felt it was time to transition mostly into retirement. So, I’m planning on being 90 percent retired and 10 percent staying active by teaching college courses in public administration. I enjoy helping to prepare new administrators to enter the field. 

“I’m staying in the area and will assist the board and the new administrator with anything that’s needed to ensure a good transition.

“I’m happy, healthy and have plenty of youthful spirit left, so I’m looking forward to more free time to pursue travel, hobbies, and other interests with my wife.”

The salary range for the job is $85,000-$104,000 and includes a comprehensive benefit plan, states the county’s website. The deadline to apply is Feb. 25, and county officials expect to fill the position by next May.  

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