In the span of just two months, the City of Santa Ana has parted ways with its city manager, deputy city manager, city clerk, and a top city manager’s aide.
The Assistant County Administrative Officer (ACAO) is a Department Head position reporting to the County Administrative Officer (CAO) and assists in all areas of governmental administration including policy, plans, procedures, organizational and operational matters, financial matters, information technology oversight, human resources and legislative matters, and the County’s budget. The ACAO may also assume interim executive management of Departments, as needed or assigned.
This is an exempt, at-will position and may be removed at any time, with or without cause, and without the right of appeal.
Education/Experience: A Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent advanced education that would provide the
required knowledge & ability needed for success in this position and with five years of experience
in which the person has demonstrated successfully the knowledge and skills necessary to develop,
evaluate, and administer varied types of governmental and/or information technology programs
requiring large expenditures of funds and staff resources.
License: Ability to possess and maintain a valid California driver’s license, Class C, to carry out
job related duties. Individuals who do not meet this requirement due to a physical or mental
disability may request a reasonable accommodation.
THE IDEAL CANDIDATE
Our ideal candidate is a seasoned professional who will have excellent interpersonal abilities, versatile communication skills, convey self-confidence, take initiative, value personal and fiscal integrity and consistently demonstrate good judgment. Our candidate will have the ability to work as a team with the County Administrative Officer, department heads (both elected and appointed), subordinate staff, the Board of Supervisors, and the public. He/she will have a wide understand of County functions including, but not limited to, social and human service agencies, law enforcement, and fiscal and human resources functions. He/she will have a customer service focus, passion for serving our client base and respect cultural and economic differences.
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