Mono County, CA
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Assistant County Administrative Officer
Mono County, CA

Mono County is a rural region with a dynamic community of 13,000 residents, located on the eastern side of California’s Sierra Nevada Range. Known as “California’s Great Beyond,” this natural playground offers a complete range of amenities and activities making it an ideal place to live and work. Dramatic mountain boundaries enclose more than 3,000 square miles of diverse landscapes, which include forests of Jefferey and lodge pole pine, junipers and aspen groves, hundreds of lakes, alpine meadows, streams and rivers, and sage-covered high desert. The County is conveniently accessed by state-designated Scenic Byway US Highway 395 and is serviced by Mammoth Yosemite Airport, providing easy commercial air service to Los Angeles, San Francisco, Orange County and San Diego.  With serene natural beauty, year-round recreational activities, safe communities, and a wide variety of lodging, restaurants, and shops. Mono County is the place to be if you enjoy fresh air, clean water, fine shops, restaurants, cafés, snowboarding and skiing, biking or paddle a kayak along the shores of Mono Lake. For more information on this charming county, please visit the County of Mono’s website at www.monocounty.ca.gov.

The CAO seeks a local government professional who is a team player, responsive, discrete, professional, kind, and practices open communication.  The next Assistant CAO will be a confident leader who can work effectively with the CAO and the Board to provide feedback, guidance, and recommendations on critical policy matters.   Candidates who have the ability to lead a team in a collaborative manner, and mentor and commit to developing internal leaders and talent are encouraged to apply.  The ideal candidate is diplomatic, politically astute, has experience with the budget development process, has excellent project management skills and is proficient at multi-tasking.  It is expected that the Assistant CAO work well independently yet understands when to keep the CAO informed on critical matters.  Experience in rural communities or resort areas with a heavy reliance on recreation for their economy is desired. 

Candidates with strong administrative and leadership experience serving in communities of similar size, scope, and complexity as County Administrators, Assistant/Deputy County Administrators, City Managers/Assistant City Managers or County Department Heads are ideal candidates. 

The current annual salary range is $142,879-$173,669.  Placement within this range is dependent upon qualifications.

Please submit your cover letter and resume (including month/year of employment) via our website:
Peckham & McKenney
Feel free to contact Maria Hurtado at (831) 247-7885 if you have any questions regarding this position or recruitment process.

Filing Deadline:  June 19, 2023