Chief Administrative Officer (CAO)

Butte County

The Chief Administrative Officer will have the opportunity to administer the activities of all Board controlled offices, departments, and agencies; to conduct studies and analysis of County departments; to develop fiscal and organizational plans and recommend the annual budget; to administer assigned contracts and property; to serve as the Purchasing Agent and Clerk of the Board; to plan and direct the risk management, emergency services, and administrative analysis functions of the County; to provide administrative direction to purchasing and central services; and to perform related duties as required.

The Board of Supervisors is seeking a professional leader who will provide clear direction and appropriately delegate to Department Heads and staff. The selected candidate will possess the ability to gain the confidence of the Board and earn the respect of the Department Heads.

The Board of Supervisors desires a leader who is pragmatic and flexible and who provides clear recommendations but also, when necessary, develops options. The ability to say “no” while offering alterative solutions to issues will be valued in the selected candidate. The CAO is expected to keep all the Board Members equally well informed through frequent updates, and should view his/her primary role as assisting the Board in achieving their goals.


If you are interested in this excellent opportunity please submit your resume and cover letter to by July 7, 2017. 


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