The Tarrant County Administrator is appointed by the Commissioners Court.  The Administrator and his staff oversee and implement the directives of the Commissioners Court.

The Administrator serves as the County's Chief Administrative Officer and supervises various county departments including: Budget and Risk Management, Community Development and Housing, Facilities Management, Fire Marshal, Human Resources, Human Services, Information Technology, Medical Examiner, Public Health, Resource Connection, Texas AgriLife ExtensionTransportation and the Law Library.