Assistant County Administrator

San Joaquin County

San Joaquin County is accepting applications for Assistant County Administrator.  The position reports to the County Administrator and functions as a direct extension of the County Administrator’s authority, with responsibility for ensuring that assigned functions comply with all applicable laws and regulations, as well as the policies established by the County Administrator and the Board of Supervisors. The incumbent has broad, independent responsibility for supervising, managing, and representing activities of the County Administrator’s Office, including countywide budgetary responsibility. 

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • Strong administrative background with demonstrated skills in budget, finance, business analysis, economic development, human resources, labor relations, strategic/organizational planning, public policy and intergovernmental relations;
  • County government knowledge with solid understanding of all county operations including health and human services, the criminal justice system, state and federal mandates, and the legislative process;
  • Ability to balance fiscal responsibility with program needs, be approachable, collaborative, solution oriented, and calm under pressure;
  • Superior interpersonal/communication skills and be a well-rounded and dynamic leader with strong business sense;
  • Political astuteness with high ethical values and the ability to be respected for his/her integrity and honesty.

Desirable Qualifications

Education: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a master’s degree in business or public administration, accounting, economics, social or behavioral sciences, or a closely-related field.

Experience: Seven years of management level experience in a California state or large local government setting that included responsibility for fiscal, personnel, administrative and/or analytical programs and required major program planning, budgeting, and implementation.

Compensation and Benefits

The County provides a competitive Executive Management benefit package that includes:

Annual Base Salary:  $180,461—$219,378

In addition to base salary, the County offers a Cafeteria Plan in the annual amount of $24,023 which is considered the employer’s benefit contribution and may be used to purchase medical, dental, and vision coverage. Unused monies are paid as additional salary.

  • A 5% employer contribution to the County’s 457 Deferred Compensation Plan (valued from $9,023 to $10,969)
  • Vacation cash-out up to 15 days a year (valued from $10,411 to $12,656)
  • Car Allowance of $7,020 annually
  • 1937 Act defined benefit retirement plan with reciprocity with CalPERS
  • 15 days of vacation leave a year (20 days after 10 years, 23 days after 20 years)
  • 12 days of sick leave annually with unlimited accumulation
  • 14 paid holidays per year
  • 80 hours of administrative leave annually
  • IRS Section 125 Flex Benefit Plan
  • Recruitment Incentives
  • Reimbursement of qualifying moving expenses up to $5,000
  • Vacation accrual rate consistent with candidate’s total years of Public Service
  • Sick leave credit up to 160 hours of unreimbursed sick leave from prior public sector employer

Application Procedure and Selection Process

For more information or to apply online, please go to:

Applications must be received by the final filing date:  November 3, 2017                           

Applications may be obtained from and submitted to:

San Joaquin County Human Resources / 44 N. San Joaquin Street, Suite 330/Stockton, CA 95202

If you have any questions, please contact:  Jennifer Goodman, Principal Personnel Analyst at (209) 953-7325.

If warranted by the number of candidates, applications may be reviewed by a screening panel. If utilized, the screening panel will select those most qualified to be considered for participation in the selection processes. Final candidates will be interviewed by the County Administrator.  Final appointment will be conditional upon passing a drug screening test as well as DOJ Live Scan fingerprinting and background check.

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