Deputy County Executive-Public Safety & Justice

Sacramento County, CA

Deputy County Executive
Public Safety & Justice
Sacramento County, CA

Sacramento County covers 984 square miles and is home to the California state capital and 1.5 million residents.  The County is home to more than 15,000 acres of park, plus the 23-mile American River Parkway, where more than five million visitors enjoy the unique wildlife and recreational area annually.  Sacramento County is one of the most affordable home-buying metropolitan areas in the state, and has a skilled workforce, high graduation rates and college-educated residents.

This is a newly created executive position, established to lead the County’s Public Safety & Justice Agency.  Assigned departments include Probation, Coroner, Conflict Criminal Defender, and Public Defender. The County is seeking a dynamic individual with a broad background in public safety and/or justice departments as well as extensive, in-depth executive level experience directing public safety or justice programs and activities.

Successful candidates will either have an active membership with the State Bar of California or possess a Bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited college or university in Criminal Justice, Business or Public Administration, Science, Social Work, Sociology, Psychology, or a closely related discipline.  Qualified candidates will also have two (2) or more years of experience working in one (1) or more of the following positions:

Department head over a Public Safety or Justice department
Department head over a Social Services Department, with experience or a background in Public Safety and Justice
Executive management position for a public agency with responsibility for directing a public safety, social services, or justice department / agency (e.g., juvenile and criminal justice management, coroner functions, or legal assistance)
The annual salary range is $248,379 to $273,822 DOQE and includes a 3.35% management incentive.

To apply, please visit our website at:

Peckham & McKenney

Feel free to contact Diana Bishop at 408-800-7653 if you have questions regarding this position.  A detailed brochure is available at:

Filing deadline is November 15, 2021.
Resumes are acknowledged within two business days.