COUNTY EXECUTIVE OFFICER
FINAL FILING DATE: SEPTEMBER 2, 2019 AT 5:00 PM
THE COUNTY OF SHASTA
ABOUT THE POSITION
Under administrative direction, acts as the agent of the Board of Supervisors in County administrative and fiscal matters; assists the Board in the formulation of County policy and implements the administrative policies, procedures and programs adopted by the Board; provides for direct and indirect supervision of centralized County services as assigned by the Board of Supervisors; develops and oversees the annual County budget; and performs related duties as required.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Formulates proposed policy for consideration by the Board of Supervisors and develops plans to implement policies and accomplish County goals established by the Board; directs the implementation of policies, procedures and programs as assigned by the Board of Supervisors; provides for the supervision of central administrative services, such as Personnel, Purchasing, Risk Management, Workers' Compensation, Office Services and Property Management, and recommends the centralization or decentralization of these and other administrative services to promote efficiency; directs and conducts surveys and studies of County management and governmental practices and recommends changes to the Board as deemed necessary to insure efficiency and economy in the administration of County government; attends meetings of the Board and advises the Board on matters of County policy and administrative practices and procedures.
Evaluates the managerial performance of appointed department heads except for the County Counsel, based on goals and objectives developed by the Board, As outlined in County policy, directly hires the Director of Support Services, the Chief Information Officer, the Director of Housing & Community Action Programs, and the Veterans Service Officer. As outlined in County policy, recommends to the Board of Supervisors the appointment of certain other department heads appointed by the Board of Supervisors.
Represents the Board in dealings with other governmental agencies, as directed by the Board; serves as public information officer for the County.
Any combination of education and experience sufficient to directly demonstrate possession and application of the following:Knowledge of: Modern public administration and management; principles, practices and functions of County government; current social, political and economic trends as they relate to County government activities and services; principles and practices of government budgeting; administrative survey principles and techniques; principles of personnel management; modern office methods and procedures.Ability to: Manage the central administrative functions of County government; advise the Board of Supervisors on the availability and desirability of all sources of County revenue; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with elected and appointed County officials, other governmental entities as well as private organizations, subordinates, the media and the general public; plan, organize, direct and evaluate a program of administrative services for the County; analyze and recommend changes to resolve administrative and technical problems; interpret, explain and apply applicable laws, rules and regulations; prepare and present comprehensive reports and recommendations; speak effectively before groups having varied interests.
These standards are typically attained with graduation from an accredited college or university with major course work in public or business administration or a closely related field, AND extensive, progressively responsible employment experience in a management or administrative capacity involving responsibility for planning, organizing, and executing a wide variety of programs having agency-wide impact.
The Ideal Candidate will be an experienced executive with an unblemished record of integrity and ethics; recognized as a leader and innovator; have excellent interpersonal skills; and have broad experience working in demographically, geographically, and economically diverse communities; possess a proven track record of exemplary performance serving in an administrative/leadership capacity in a local government entity within California. He or she will have excellent communication skills and be capable of building collaborations and consensus amongst various stakeholders on issues and projects. A Master's Degree in Public Administration or a related field is preferred. This individual will be able to bring forward to the Board of Supervisors sensitive or problematic matters with facts and background information, offer potential options for dealing with these matters, and faithfully carry out the will of the Board in addressing all issues. The ideal candidate will be resilient and calm under pressure, demonstrate a good sense of humor, and embrace diversity in the workplace and community. Additionally, the ideal CEO will be able to quickly establish rapport with the Board and clarify the vision for future county services and operations, and enthusiastically convey this vision to county departments along with goals and expectations.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT
APPLICATION & SELECTION PROCEDURES