Shasta County Support Services

1450 Court Street, Suite 348
Redding , CA
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County Executive Officer

Shasta County Support Services
Redding, CA Full-time
Posted on October 25, 2019

Closing Date/Time: Fri. 11/22/19 5:00 PM Pacific Time


  • $99.71 - $127.26 Hourly
  • $17,283.00 - $22,059.00 Monthly
  • $207,396.00 - $264,708.00 Annually


The CEO in Shasta County holds the title of Clerk of the Board and oversees staff assigned to that function and serves as the county representative on both the SHASCOM (a joint-powers emergency call and dispatch center) and the Solid Waste Board (a multi-jurisdictional landfill governing board). The CEO's Office consists of the County Chief Financial Officer and three Administrative Analysts who work with 23 county departments in developing their budgets that are ultimately approved by the Board of Supervisors. The CEO keeps the Board apprised of budget issues that arise throughout the year, as well as legislative and operational matters that may have an effect on the County. The 2019-2020 final budget includes over $495,000,000 in appropriations, including funding for 2,100 positions. The CEO directly supervises non-elected department heads who oversee the centralized functions of Personnel, Purchasing, and Risk Management through the Director of Support Services, Information Technology through the Chief Technology Officer, as well as other county functions such as Housing and Community Action and Veterans Services.  The CEO represents the Board in dealings with other governmental agencies, as directed by the Board and serves as public information officer for the County.  The CEO serves at the pleasure of the Board, is an unclassified, at-will position and requires a Board adopted Employment Contract.

TYPICAL QUALIFICATIONS: Any combination of education and experience sufficient to directly demonstrate possession and application of the following:
Knowledge of:  Modern public administration and management; principles, practices and functions of County government; current social, political and economic trends as they relate to County government activities and services; principles and practices of government budgeting; administrative survey principles and techniques; principles of personnel management; modern office methods and procedures.
Ability to:  Manage the central administrative functions of County government; advise the Board of Supervisors on the availability and desirability of all sources of County revenue;  establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with elected and appointed County officials, other governmental entities as well as private organizations, subordinates, the media and the general public; plan, organize, direct and evaluate a program of administrative services for the County; analyze and recommend changes to resolve administrative and technical problems; interpret, explain and apply applicable laws, rules and regulations; prepare and present comprehensive reports and recommendations; speak effectively before groups having varied interests.


The Board of Supervisors is seeking a County Executive Officer (CEO) who will pro-actively and energetically serve as a leader in carrying out Board policies, and who will be creative in bringing forth options to solve problems. The Board desires a CEO who will motivate department heads and staff to work together cooperatively and reach high levels of achievement, who will treat others with dignity and respect, and who will demonstrate impeccable integrity, honesty, and trustworthiness. The successful CEO will be able to serve as the Board's agent in effectively dealing with community organizations, businesses, and other entities in support of collaborative enterprises or positions on issues endorsed by the Board.  The ideal candidate will bring a solid understanding of local government structure and technical strengths in the coordination of departmental functions.  A Master's degree in public administration or a related field is preferred.  In addition, the ideal candidate will possess at least five years of progressively responsible County government experience or similar related experience as well as at least three years experience as a County executive manager or similar related experience involving budgetary analysis and control, financial and fiscal planning, personnel management, and organizational systems, procedures, and program analysis work. Current or prior County Executive Officers and Assistant County Executive Officers are strongly encouraged to apply.