The County of Monterey, with its moderate Mediterranean climate, is a diverse community set in a picturesque coastal location. Miles of beautiful beaches, spectacular mountain ranges, groves of redwoods, low-rolling foothills, and scenic valleys are characteristics that contribute to the quality of life enjoyed by over 432,000 residents. At the local level, Monterey County is governed by a five-member elected Board of Supervisors. The Administrative Office oversees the preparation, adoption, and administration of the County’s $1 billion budget and coordinates the activities of other county departments to ensure the effective accomplishment of the Board’s directions and policies. The CAO’s office includes the Budget and Analysis Office, the Contracts and Purchasing Office, the Finance Office, the Fleet Office the Intergovernmental and Legislative Affairs Office, and the Office of Emergency Services.
Under policy direction from the Board of Supervisors, the County Administrative Officer executes and coordinates the management and administrative policies and directives of the Board as well as directing the activities of the Administrative Office. This position regularly attends Board meetings and serves as advisor, providing recommendations and assisting in matters of the County budget, finance, and operations. The County of Monterey is seeking a strategic, diplomatic, and innovative County Administrative Officer who is forward-thinking and has the necessary vision to take Monterey County to the next level. The ideal candidate is a masterful bridge-builder and is proactive in their approach to moderate for the Board and make tough decisions. Candidates who have a strong finance background and a proven track record of delivering big things will be most competitive. Qualified candidates possess a Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent, in Public or Business Administration, or a closely related field, and five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in an executive or administrative position, preferably in local government, which required a formulation and implementation of programs, budgets, and administrative operations. The County of Monterey offers an excellent compensation and benefits program. The annual salary range for this position is $242,112 - $330,684; placement within this range is dependent on qualifications and experience.