Yolo County, home to over 220,000 people, was one of the original 27 counties when California became a state in 1850. The County offers excellent activities and cultural opportunities, including events at the Woodland Opera House and Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts. The mission of the Department of Community Services (DCS) is to “Preserve, enhance, and promote quality of life and public safety through the responsible development of reliable and sustainable infrastructure and services.” To this end, the DCS endeavors to provide timely and responsive services that support healthy, safe, and sustainable communities.
Under general direction from the Board of Supervisors and the County Administrator, the Director of Community Services is responsible for planning, organizing, administering, evaluating, and enforcing federal, state, and local laws and policies pertaining to environment health; cannabis regulation and enforcement; floodplain administration; County Service Areas; building construction and safety; zoning code enforcement; engineering and surveying for road construction and maintenance; fleet services; land use planning and regulations; natural resources; and, integrated waste management. This position also oversees financial management, including developing and implementing capital and operating budgets, fiscal strategies, and annual budgets. They also monitor revenue and expenditures and develop resources, including personnel.
The County of Yolo is seeking an innovative, forward thinking, and politically astute executive leader to become the new Director of Community Services. The ideal candidate is an articulate and effective communicator who is committed to customer service, and strategic with a proactive perspective. They also engage in staff development within the Department and build and leverage talent. A friendly, collaborative, and approachable Director is sought. Candidates who bring knowledge in road/bridge building, design, construction maintenance and funding streams will be successful.
The annual salary range for the Director of Community Services position is $173,396 - $210,764, depending upon experience and qualifications. The County of Yolo also offers an attractive benefits package.