ABOUT SHASTA COUNTY
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THE COUNTY OF SHASTA
The County of Shasta is a General Law County governed by a 5-member Board of Supervisors, each elected to staggered 4-year terms from geographic districts. The Board of Supervisors operates as both the legislative and executive authority of the county and oversees 23 County departments. Shasta County employs more than 2,100 full–time employees and for Fiscal Year 2019-20 the County budget is approximately $500 million.
ABOUT THE POSITION
The CEO in Shasta County holds the title of Clerk of the Board and oversees staff assigned to that function and serves as the county representative on both the SHASCOM (a joint-powers emergency call and dispatch center) and the Solid Waste Board (a multi-jurisdictional landfill governing board). The CEO's Office consists of the County Chief Financial Officer and three Administrative Analysts who work with 23 county departments in developing their budgets that are ultimately approved by the Board of Supervisors. The CEO keeps the Board apprised of budget issues that arise throughout the year, as well as legislative and operational matters that may have an effect on the County. The 2019-2020 final budget includes over $495,000,000 in appropriations, including funding for 2,100 positions. The CEO directly supervises non-elected department heads who oversee the centralized functions of Personnel, Purchasing, and Risk Management through the Director of Support Services, Information Technology through the Chief Technology Officer, as well as other county functions such as Housing and Community Action and Veterans Services. The CEO represents the Board in dealings with other governmental agencies, as directed by the Board and serves as public information officer for the County. The CEO serves at the pleasure of the Board, is an unclassified, at-will position and requires a Board adopted Employment Contract.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
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:
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 Board of Supervisors is seeking a County Executive Officer (CEO) who will pro-actively and energetically serve as a leader in carrying out Board policies, and who will be creative in bringing forth options to solve problems. The Board desires a CEO who will motivate department heads and staff to work together cooperatively and reach high levels of achievement, who will treat others with dignity and respect, and who will demonstrate impeccable integrity, honesty, and trustworthiness. The successful CEO will be able to serve as the Board's agent in effectively dealing with community organizations, businesses, and other entities in support of collaborative enterprises or positions on issues endorsed by the Board. The ideal candidate will bring a solid understanding of local government structure and technical strengths in the coordination of departmental functions. A Master's degree in public administration or a related field is preferred. In addition, the ideal candidate will possess at least five years of progressively responsible County government experience or similar related experience as well as at least three years experience as a County executive manager or similar related experience involving budgetary analysis and control, financial and fiscal planning, personnel management, and organizational systems, procedures, and program analysis work. Current or prior County Executive Officers and Assistant County Executive Officers are strongly encouraged to apply.
Responses to the following must be submitted with a completed application.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
SALARY AND BENEFITS
APPLICATION & SELECTION PROCEDURES
Shasta County Personnel will accept applications and responses to the supplemental questions until 5:00 p.m., on November 22, 2019. A Resume and/or Cover Letter will be accepted in addition to the application form but will not serve as a substitute for a completed application. It is not acceptable to complete the application with statements such as, "Refer to Resume and/or Cover Letter," or "See Attached Resume and/or Cover Letter" the employment application must be completed in its entirety prior to submission. Incomplete applications will not be processed. Closing date postmarks or faxes will NOT be accepted. This recruitment will establish a list that may or may not be used by other departments. Prior applicants must reapply to be considered.
Applicants will be screened and those considered best qualified will be invited to appear for an oral and/or written examination. Meeting the announced requirements does not guarantee inclusion into the selection process. Depending upon the number of applications received, the selection process may consist of additional application screening, written and/or practical exam(s), oral interview, or any combination thereof.
Applicants are encouraged to apply on-line at apply online or submit an application to the Shasta County Personnel Office.
Arrangements may be made to accommodate applicants with disabilities. Requests for accommodations may be made to the Shasta County Personnel Office by the filing deadline posted on this bulletin. Shasta County does not discriminate on the basis of disability. If you feel you are being denied service based on a disability, our ADA Coordinator may be reached at (530) 225-5515; relay service (800) 735-2922; fax (530) 225-5345.