Assistant County Administrator

County of San Joaquin



San Joaquin County seeks an Assistant County Administrator (ACA) who craves an environment that is alive with endless opportunities and is pursuing an organization and community that promotes a creative climate and has amazing potential. If you are a fiscally strong, have public sector leadership experience and you are a strategist, communicative, and politically astute, this could be the ideal position for you. Come to San Joaquin and enjoy more affordable California living just outside the Silicon Valley where you can be involved in shaping the future of San Joaquin County and improving the quality of life for those who live here.


For more information see the complete recruitment brochure: 



The Assistant County Administrator (ACA) is an at-will, executive leadership position that reports to the County Administrator.  The ACA will assist with managing and overseeing staff in the County Administrator’s Office, assist in the preparation and oversight of a $1.7 billion-dollar budget, oversee 4 direct reports, and approximately 300 indirect reports, in five departments which include:

  • Administrative Office: budget preparation, legislation and labor negotiations
  • Human Resources: human resource and risk management
  • General Services: parks and recreation, office of emergency services, facilities maintenance, and capital projects
  • Information Systems: IT systems and Registrar of Voters
  • Purchasing/Support Services: warehousing and purchasing

This position will be responsible for advancing the strategic priorities of the Board of Supervisors and the County Administrator and continuing the advancement of innovation and strategic approaches to improving delivery to our community.



The ideal candidate will be a dynamic leader, who seeks an opportunity to work for a progressive and creative climate, and craves an environment that is alive with endless opportunities and amazing potential to advance the community and improve the services and ultimately the quality of life for those we serve. The next ACA will be strategic, innovative, communicative, and politically astute.  Additionally, this person will be fiscally strong and understand financial systems implementation, financial statements, pension and union environment, and preferably has had experience working with all types of County Departments including centralized core services such as IT, HR, Facilities and Purchasing.



Employment Standards

In addition to the above ideal candidate competencies, successful candidates will have:

  • Graduated from an accredited college or university with a degree in business, public administration, accounting, economics or related field.
  • Several years of management level experience, that included responsibility for fiscal, personnel, administrative and/or analytical programs, and required major program planning, budgeting, and implementation.



  • A master’s degree in business or public administration, accounting, economics or related field.
  • California state or local government experience



The salary range for this position is $182,228.80 – $221,520 annually DOQ/DOE.  The County also offers an excellent benefits package, see the link above for more details.


HOW TO APPLY:    This position is open until filled; apply by August 27th for first consideration

Apply At:

  • Questions: Call 541-664-0376 - Direct; or 866-929-WBCP – Toll Free or email Wendi at
  • Save the Date: Interviews will take place on September 24th


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