Deputy County Administrator

San Joaquin County


The County Administrator’s Office is recruiting a Deputy County Administrator.  This key position has broad responsibility for directing, coordinating, and advising on administrative, financial, and policy activities of a wide range for County Departments. The Deputy County Administrator will be expected to model a strong work ethic and leadership skills, including accountability for oneself and others.   Assignments are carried out with independence and are reviewed by the Assistant County Administrator, and/or the County Administrator.  The Deputy County Administrator will have regular interaction with the Board of Supervisors and will interface with department heads, outside agencies and others regarding financial, budgetary, administrative, legislative, and policy matters and may act as the County’s Public Information Officer.



The Deputy County Administrator will play a critical management role in the County organization and must be a collaborative and innovative problem solver.  The ideal candidate will possess strong financial, budget, and legislative analysis experience, formal education in business, finance or accounting, 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 effect change and improvement in a government setting.

Major responsibilities include:

Advising and assisting County departments with the preparation and administration of the County Budget.

Developing service and cost analysis of federal and state legislation and their impacts on County programs.

Serving as the lead staff on special project task forces and Board of Supervisors Committees.

Advising on administrative, financial and policy activities.

Acting as the County’s Public Information Officer.

Desirable Qualifications

Education: Graduation from an accredited four year college or university with a major in public or business administration, economics, social or behavioral science, or a closely related field.

Experience: Four years of responsible managerial, fiscal, personnel, or governmental administrative and/or analytical work, two years of which must have been at a level equivalent to Management Analyst III in San Joaquin County.

Substitution: A Master's Degree in public or business administration, economics, or a closely related field from an accredited college or university may be substituted for one year of experience.