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Executive Director

ABOUT KCJEA:  The Kentucky Judge/Executive Association is an association of county government assembled for the purpose of serving and representing county judge/executives and their respective counties.  The direction of this organization is one that is determined by its membership.  The strength of the organization remains with the dedicated county judge/executives across the Commonwealth.


GOVERNANCE:  KCJEA is governed by an Executive Board led by a President chosen annually by its members.  The Executive Board meets quarterly.


EDUCATION AND EVENTS:  Besides the quarterly Board meetings the Association holds, General Membership meetings are held semi-annually.  KCJEA hosts an annual Winter Conference each February.  KCJEA and the Kentucky Magistrates’ and Commissioners’ Association hold a joint Summer Conference.  In addition, KCJEA hosts an annual Fall Retreat.



  • The Executive Director of the Kentucky Judge/Executive Association (KCJEA) shall be the business manager of the Association, subject to supervision by the President and the Executive Board. The Executive Director shall:
  • Assist Judge/Executives with daily problems that confront them in the operation of county government;
  • Serve as liaison between Judge/Executives and appropriate state and federal agencies;
  • Provide information to Association membership concerning state and federal programs;
  • Work with members of the General Assembly to assure passage of needed legislation and with members of the Kentucky Congressional Delegation on national issues that affect local government;
  • Prepare and administer the Association budget;
  • Plan and administer Association meetings;
  • Provide public relations to promote interest in the Association;
  • Travel across the state to various counties to provide assistance and serve as a guest speaker at conferences of other organizations; and
  • Assist the KCJEA Legislative Committee in its activities before any session of the Kentucky General Assembly by serving as its lobbyist.

IDEAL CANDIDATE:  The ideal candidate would be one with a proven track record with the combination of leadership, organizational, communication and advocacy skills.  A county government background, especially fiscal court related, would be advantageous.  Knowledge of the legislative process with familiarity with the Kentucky General Assembly and the US Congress would be essential.  Click here for a full job description.


SALARY AND BENEFITS:  Starting salary is equivalent to the Schedule for County Judge/Executives in Group VI (Equates to Franklin County J/E salary)
-Salary adjusted by change in the Consumer Price Index
-Company vehicle
Individual Insurance benefits
-Participation in the Kentucky Retirement Systems


HOW TO APPLY:  Email resume and cover letter to search@kcjea.org or mail to:  Kentucky County Judge/Executive Association, 115 E. 2nd Street, Frankfort, KY 40601.


DEADLINE TO APPLY:  Tuesday, September 8, 2020.

Search Committee Advisor: Vince Lang, vlang@kcjea.org

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