Chief Administrative Officer – County of San Diego, CA

Client: County of San Diego
(San Diego, California)
Position: Chief Administrative Officer
Closing Date: Closed

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The County of San Diego, California is seeking a new Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) who has a proven track record of managing a large mission-driven organization with a commitment to furthering the values of equity, excellence, evaluation, accountability, and environmental sustainability. This at-will position provides executive-level management and maximizes the County of San Diego’s government to deliver a wide variety of services meeting the social, health, and safety needs of the County’s citizens. The CAO functions as the principal administrative officer to the Board of Supervisors and has full responsibility for executing the vision and implementing policies and Board directives and directs operations of the County. The CAO also oversees and directs the operations of the Chief Administrative Office which is comprised of three other important units: 1) the Office of Equity and Racial Justice; 2) the Office of Ethics, Compliance, and Labor Standards consisting of Office of Ethics & Compliance and the Office of Labor Standards and Enforcement; and 3) the newly formed Economic Development & Government Affairs Division.

Requires a Bachelor’s degree and significant, substantial, and relevant executive-level experience. County-related experience, particularly in California is desired, although all highly qualified candidates on a national basis will be given full consideration. A Master’s degree or advanced degree is preferred. Knowledge and experience in working in the greater San Diego region or Southern California is a definite plus.

The salary for this position is highly competitive for the region with generous executive level benefits, including SDCERA Retirement. The Board will also consider reimbursement of moving and relocation expenses for the selected candidate to encourage participation on a broader scale.