El Dorado County, California
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Chief Administrative Officer
El Dorado County, California
Salary:  $225,950 - $274,643 (Current Salary Approved, but Negotiable)

El Dorado County, California, encompasses 1,786 miles that range from the eastern edge of the Sacramento Valley to the peaks of the Sierra Nevada. The western border is 30 minutes from Sacramento and only 20 minutes away from over one million acres of breathtaking national forest. El Dorado County offers many year-round activities, including golfing, hiking, mountain biking, gold panning, whitewater rafting and snow sports. The largest city in the county is South Lake Tahoe, with a population of 22,197, and the city of Placerville is the county seat and is located 45 miles northeast of Sacramento. Placerville has a population of 10,970 and is celebrated for its gold rush past.

El Dorado County government is comprised of a Board of Supervisors with five members, one from each of the voting districts, with a term of four years. The County employs more than 1,800 employees and has a 2022 all funds budget of approximately $909 million. The Chief Administrative Officer is appointed by and reports to the Board of Supervisors and is responsible to the Board for the proper and efficient administration of the affairs of the county as prescribed in the County Charter. The Chief Administrative Officer is also responsible for coordinating the work of all offices and departments, identifying ways to achieve efficiency and economy in all county operations, and recommending and administering the county budget. In addition to the responsibility for overall county administration, the Chief Administrative Officer oversees the following: Emergency Medical Services and Emergency Preparedness Response Division; Office of Wildfire Preparedness and Resilience; Parks Division; and maintains a Central Services Division to provide services to the divisions of the office and other County departments through two centralized fiscal units, countywide procurement and contracts, mail and stores, and centralized facilities services.

A bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in public or business administration, political science, planning, public policy, finance, or a related field is required. The ideal candidate will also have ten years of professional-level experience in progressively responsible administrative, operational, budgetary, or similar management analytical work, four of which must be in a County Executive/Administrative Office setting, City Manager Office, or comparable public agency dealing with major public policy issues; and three of which must be in a management capacity. A master's degree in public or business administration or a closely related field is highly desired.

For a complete position profile, full job description, and to apply online, visit Prothman at https://www.prothman.com, click on "Open Recruitments" and then click the position title. For questions, call 206-368-0050. El Dorado County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications accepted through: October 23, 2022.