CAO County Administrative Officer

County of Inyo
Until Filled

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The County Administrative Officer “CAO” is an at-will employee who serves at the pleasure of the Board of Supervisors. Advises, assists, acts on behalf of and is responsible to the Board for the proper and efficient administration of the affairs of the county which are assigned to the position. Lead a department of approximately 47 staff directly responsible for the following divisions and programs: Clerk of the Board of Supervisors, Budget, Economic Development, Emergency Services, Film Commissioner, Information Services, Library, Museum, Motor Pool, Personnel, Public Defender, Purchasing, and Risk Management. Under the general direction of the five-member Board of Supervisors, the County Administrative Officer manages the day-to-day operations of the County, acting as a liaison to elected and appointed department heads on behalf of the Board to interpret, administer, and enforce the Board policies established by the Board of Supervisors. The CAO administers the County’s $127 million budget, and keeps the Board informed on key matters, facilitating discussion on critical issues, and supporting their deliberations with information on future trends and appropriate alternatives.

• Work with the Board to develop and implement its goals, vision, and strategic public policy.
• Develop, present, and monitor the County’s annual budget for approval by the Board of Supervisors.
• Provide recommendations on a variety of political, policy, administrative, and managerial matters. Research issues and problems, and develop recommendations, reporting results to the Board.
• Develop, recommend, and implement administrative policies and procedures that foster the effective and efficient operation of county government, as adopted by the Board.
• Implement projects and plans developed by the Board.
• Establish and maintain positive relationships with citizens' interest groups, committees, and boards, as well as other local governments and the general public.
• Develop, implement, and monitor budgets for departments and functions delegated by the Board.
• Coordinate multiple funding sources necessary to finance different county operations in accordance with applicable federal and state laws; develop and identify alternate revenue sources as necessary.
• Conduct research and special studies as requested; prepare reports with recommendations for appropriate action.
• Prepare or delegate the preparation of a variety of documents, including resolutions, ordinances, contracts, correspondence, memoranda, reports, media releases, speeches, official documents, and similar materials.

Any combination of education, skills, and experience that demonstrates an ability to excel in the position may be
considered. Typical demonstrations of such education and experience might include a Bachelor's degree in
Business, Public Administration, or a related field; at least seven (7) years of progressively responsible
professional administrative experience performing complex budgetary, financial, policy, and organizational
analysis duties for a County or other large governmental agency, including experience working directly with an
elected Board or Council and experience as a lead worker or supervisor of professional or management staff.
Private-sector skills and experience with a demonstrated transferability may also be considered.

APPLYING PROCESS: This recruitment will remain open until the position has been filled. Applicant information
will be reviewed periodically. To be considered during the first review, a cover letter and resume/CV must be received by
in the Personnel Office, P.O. Box 249, Independence, CA 93526 or by email at or by 8:30am, 6/27/2022.

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