County Administrator

Contra Costa County, CA

Contra Costa County, California

County Administrator

Are you ready to lead one of the top 40 most populous and diverse counties in the Nation?  Contra Costa County is seeking its next County Administrator!

The ideal candidate is a well-rounded visionary leader with a strong business sense, financial acumen, and the ability to manage a large, complex organization using best practices culled from government and business environments.  To be successful in this position you will need outstanding intelligence (cognitive, emotional, and social); incredible enthusiasm, energy and stamina; the ability to remain calm under pressure; and an appropriate sense of humor. The new County Administrator will also have an awareness of and respect for cultural diversity; demonstrate a commitment to the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion; be effective and responsive in politically and ethnically diverse environments; and accomplished at maintaining cooperative relations with diverse communities. 

Contra Costa County, with over 1.15 million residents is one of the nine counties in the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Area and covers 733 square miles.  The County includes varied urban, suburban, industrial, agricultural and port areas, contains 19 incorporated cities, and has one of California’s most heterogeneous populations.  The County provides a full range of services through its 25 departments and 9,900 full-time employees and for FY 2020/2021 has a total budget of $4.5 billion with a General Fund budget of $1.8 billion. 

Candidates must possess a Bachelor’s degree with a major in public administration, business administration or closely related field, Master’s degree desirable.  Preferred experience as a chief executive or assistant in a county and/or city including responsibility for managing or assisting in the management of the operations of a large organization, as well as the analysis and management of budget and finance programs and the coordination of varied programs, services, and activities.  California experience would be a plus, as would experience with an organization of comparable size and complexity.  The annual salary for this position is currently $381,000, with excellent benefits.  The new County Administrator’s annual salary will be determined based on the experience and qualifications of the selected candidate.
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Peckham & McKenney

Resumes are acknowledged within two business days.  Please call Phil McKenney toll-free at (866) 912-1919 or direct to (916) 616-9173 for more information.

Filing deadline is September 22, 2020.