The County Manager is responsible for carrying out the policies and ordinances of the County Commission, for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the county, and for appointing all non-elected county department heads. The County Manager supports County Commissions ability to make sound decisions by carrying out those decisions in an efficient and effective manner; providing strategic leadership, operational oversight and ensuring sound management of available resources. Regular functions of the Manager include providing County Commissioners with information and analysis; making appropriate recommendations when necessary, preparation and presentation of the annual operating budget and the capital improvement plan, review of departmental performances, oversight of capital projects, and participation in economic recruitment activities.
Screven County is governed by a seven-member Board of Commissioners, with the chairman elected by the members of the board. The County Manager is hired by the Board of Commissioners.