The County Administrator is the chief administrative official of the County and is appointed by the Board of Commissioners. They administer adopted policies and budget on a day-to-day basis, as well as supervising the work of appointed department heads.

The Administration Office also handles the Safety and Health Promotion programs, purchasing, preparation of the Board of Commissioners agenda and packet, liability and workers compensation insurance, and Human Resources.

On October 17, 2022, Ryan Post, the former Van Buren County Finance Director, was selected to hold the position of County Administrator by the Board of Commissioners.