County Executive Officer

County of Napa, CA


County Executive Officer

County of Napa, California


Located in the heart of California's premier wine region and one of the most beautiful valleys in the state, Napa County has a population of close to 142,000 residing primarily in the five municipalities of American Canyon, Calistoga, Napa, and St. Helena, and the Town of Yountville.  The vast majority of land within the County is unincorporated and devoted to picturesque vineyards, farms, ranches and forestland, providing the area with high levels of open space.  The County’s collegial five-member Board of Supervisors appoints the County Executive Officer, who oversees the delivery of services by more than 1,400 employees operating with a fiscal year budget of $512 million.  The Napa County organization has a long-standing reputation for its collaborative spirit to do what is best as well as what is fiscally prudent.  The department head team is a very cohesive and collaborative group of professionals. The next CEO will establish a relationship of trust with the Board and will gain credibility throughout the organization. The CEO will be forward thinking and have the ability to look for process improvements, best practices, and encourage a culture of synthesis between departments in order to break down perceived siloes and eliminate redundancies.  The ideal candidate will bring a solid understanding of local government finance and budgeting as well as an appreciation of the tourism- and agriculture-based economy. A Master’s degree in public policy, public administration, business administration, economics or a related field is required.  In addition, at least ten years of progressively responsible local government administrative experience including five years in a supervisory and administrative capacity and three years of experience with County government is required.  The CEO’s listed annual salary is $261,892.80, and appointment will be made depending on the experience and qualifications of the selected candidate. 


To apply for this exciting career opportunity, please send your resume and cover letter electronically to:


Peckham & McKenney


Please do not hesitate to contact Bobbi Peckham toll-free at (866) 912-1919 if you have any questions regarding this position or recruitment process.



Filing Deadline:                                     September 1, 2017



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