Director - Resource Management Agency

Until Filled

The Director-Resource Management Agency (RMA) is appointed by the County Executive Officer with the concurrence of the Ventura County Board of Supervisors.  RMA's organizational structure is comprised of 193 full-time employees and five (5) divisions, Operations, Building & Safety, Code Compliance, Environmental Health, and Planning.  The adopted budget for 2018-19 is $28 million annually.

The Director-RMA is responsible for directing County government functions that affect the physical environment, including land use planning, zoning regulation, code compliance and building construction, as well as general public protection in the areas of hazardous materials, vector control, food safety, water supply, sewage disposal and underground materials storage tanks. 

Working together with Ventura County stakeholders, the RMA Director is responsible for building the necessary structures for long term success, identifying challenges as they form, and quickly developing appropriate actions to reach a positive outcome.  Excellence of service and continued improvement are integral to the structure and operations of the Resource Management Agency.


The required education and experience may be obtained by completion of a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, Urban Planning, Environmental Health, or a related field and with five (5) or more years of progressively responsible management experience including substantial program, personnel, and budgetary responsibility.  A Master's degree within a related field is highly desirable.

The IDEAL CANDIDATE will exhibit the following:

  • Extensive experience managing a comprehensive environmental program.
  • Thorough knowledge of techniques, practices and trends in environmental health, building and safety, planning, and weights and measures at the County government level.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of practices and principles of organization, public administration, budget processes and management necessary to direct and coordinate the activities of a large multi-function agency, including program planning, and fiscal analysis and control.
  • Impressive interpersonal and communication skills to collaborate with a wide variety of professionals and agencies, including the skill to make effective presentations to the Board of Supervisors and other stakeholders.
  • Exemplary leadership skills required to develop, coach, empower, motivate and manage staff.
  • Extensive understanding of effective, affordable strategies and program management.
  • A strong and enduring commitment to continuous improvement through lean six methodology, business process re-engineering, organizational change management and adherence to best practices.

The Director – Resource Management Agency is an at-will classification and exempt from the provisions of the Civil Service Ordinance

For further information about this recruitment visit our website at Click here to view the Director – Resource Management Agency brochure.  For additional inquiries, email Kelli Fitzgerald at


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