Chief Deputy County Administrator

San Joaquin County

Chief Deputy County Administrator

Annual Salary: $134,680—$163,675

San Joaquin County Administrator’s Office is recruiting a Chief Deputy County Administrator.  This key leadership position has broad, independent responsibility for directing, coordinating, and advising on administrative, financial, and policy activities.  This key leadership position has the countywide responsibility for budget preparation, quarterly fiscal reporting, ongoing monitoring of the annual budget, and multi-year financial analysis.  The successful candidate will have an understanding of structurally balanced budget requirements, including the Board of Supervisors priorities, as part of the annual budget process.  The Chief will  directly interface with the County Administrator, department heads, outside agencies and others regarding financial, budgetary, administrative, legislative, and policy matters.  

The Chief Deputy County Administrator will play a critical leadership role in the County organization and must be a collaborative and creative problem solver.  The ideal candidate will possess  strong financial and budget analysis experience, coupled with a strong global management perspective.  Candidates must possess excellent oral and written communication skills which will be used to present complex financial information to the Board of Supervisors, Boards and Commissions, County management and other organizations.  The County Administrator is seeking a strong  leader with the ability to affect change and improvement in a  government setting.

In addition to base salary of $134,680—$163,675, 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. Depending on a candidate’s health plan selection, premiums not paid by the Cafeteria plan allowance will be the employee’s responsibility through a pre-tax deduction.  Unused monies are paid as additional salary. 

¨ A 2% employer contribution to the County’s 457 Deferred Compensation Plan (valued from $2,694 to $3,274)

¨ Vacation cash-out up to 15 days a year (valued from $4,144 to $5,036)

¨ 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

Desireable Qualifications:


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


Five years of senior-level managerial experience with responsibility for developing, administering, and directing annual budget preparation for a medium to large (550,000 population or more) county or municipal government setting.

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