Former Citrus County Official to Fill Hernando Deputy County Administrator
BROOKSVILLE – Hernando County officials have made a decision on who will become the new Deputy County Administrator, to assist County Administrator Leonard Sossamon.
According to officials, former Assistant County Administrator and Public Works Director for Citrus County, Jeff Rogers, P.E. will officially start working in Hernando County on September 25th and will earn a salary of $126,473.53.
Rogers is a Hernando County Resident and has a master’s degree in civil engineering and a bachelor’s in environmental engineering, both form the University of Miami.
Rogers is a Navy Veteran and graduate of Nuclear Power A School in South Carolina. He has received several awards, including two Navy Achievement Medals.
Rogers says, “I am thankful for my time working for Citrus County. I have enjoyed working with the excellent staff there and I am blessed to have had a job that I love.” Rogers further states, “I am extremely excited about the opportunity to now serve the Hernando County community where my family and I live.”
County Administrator Leonard Sossamon says, “Jeff has the experience and skills necessary to serve in this position and I look forward to working with him to continue making good things happen in Hernando County.”
Officials say three internal and 14 external applications were received for the position. After careful and deliberate review of the applications, administration determined that three internal and one external individual met the criteria to proceed to the interview process. Face-to-face interviews were conducted with all four applicants, which led to the determination that Rogers as the most qualified candidate.