County of Placer, CA

Executive Officer

Filing Deadline: September 11, 2022
Gary Phillips

Bob Murray & Associates
1544 Eureka Road, Suite 280 • Roseville, CA 95661
(916) 784-9080 • Fax (916) 784-1985

Detailed Description : PDF

Placer County is a prosperous community characterized by a healthy and diverse economy, attractive business environment, and residents who benefit from high-quality education, safety, and healthcare infrastructure. Communities throughout Placer County rank highly for livability, with the City of Roseville named one of the best places to live in the United States by Beautiful scenery, a rich history, year-round recreation – and Lake Tahoe – need we say more? Those are just some of the reasons more than 400,000 people call Placer County home and hundreds of thousands more come to visit each year. The County of Placer is governed by a five-member Board of Supervisors elected to four-year terms by voters within their respective districts. Placer County is financially sound, with a strong infrastructure and a fiscally conservative Board of Supervisors. The CEO is responsible for managing and directing the activities of County departments and offices, other than those of the County Counsel and elected department heads. Other major responsibilities include coordinating the work of all County offices and departments, both elective and appointive; analyzing and recommending the County budget; conducting administrative studies of County operations and preparing recommendations for the Board of Supervisors; planning, organizing, directing, and reviewing the activities of the County Executive Office; and providing highly responsible and complex administrative support to the Board of Supervisors.

The ideal candidate for this opportunity has been described as a proven visionary leader of the utmost integrity; a strategic thinker; and an energetic, team-oriented, participative manager. The County Executive Officer is a decisive leader who will collaborate and support the Board of Supervisors and work with all elected officials, maintaining effective relationships by treating all fairly, equally, and respectfully. The Board of Supervisors is looking for an Executive Officer who is willing to call Placer County home, and who possesses California-centric knowledge and experience, as well as a clear understanding of County operations. Candidates who understand the economic, cultural, and geographic diversity of Placer County, the South Placer build-out, and who understand workforce housing and the implications on all aspects of County services are most competitive. Well qualified candidates possess a minimum of seven (7) years of increasingly responsible experience in a government agency, directing, preparing, and coordinating a variety of programs including budget and fiscal control; four (4) years of which must have been in an administrative and management capacity; and equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in business or public administration or a related field.