by Placerville Newswire / Mar 05, 2017 / comments

Salary  $125,257.60 - $152,256.00 Annually  

The County of El Dorado is conducting this recruitment to fill one (1) full time vacancy in the Chief Administrative Office, located in Placerville, CA.  It will also establish a list which may be used for up to three months to fill future full time, part time, and extra help vacancies throughout the county.
A Training and Experience Evaluation may be utilized to determine applicant ranking and placement on the eligible list. Based upon responses to the supplemental questionnaire, the applicant's education, training and experience will be evaluated using a pre-determined formula.

Under administrative direction, coordinates the work of specified County offices, divisions and departments, both elective and appointive, or a complex function within the Chief Administrative Office; analyzes and recommends policies and procedures related to the departments; and provides highly complex staff assistance to the Chief Administrative Officer and Assistant Chief Administrative Officer.
The Deputy Chief Administrative Officer has responsibility for coordinating the activities of assigned departments that provide diverse services, or for a complex function within the Chief Administrative Office involving work performed for or by various offices, divisions and departments. The incumbent may be assigned to manage or oversee programs or divisions and perform the duties of subordinate staff and uncovered workloads within the Chief Administrative Office.

Examples of Essential Functions


Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Coordinate the work of assigned County departments, divisions and/or offices, especially those activities, programs and projects involving multiple departments and internal services functions.
  • Direct the operations and personnel of internal service departments.
  • Consult with elected and appointed department heads concerning policy, administrative and operational problems in assigned departments.
  • Monitor and review operations of assigned departments for policy, fiscal, operational and political impacts.
  • Conduct, or assist with conducting policy, staffing and operational studies, primarily involving assigned departments.
  • Review, develop and coordinate the installation or implementation of new systems, projects, programs and procedures.
  • Assists with budget development and budget administration as requested
  • Provide support and supervision over selected policy, operational, personnel and fiscal matters within the Office of Chief Administrator; and assist in the preparation of the County budget.
  • Represent the Chief Administrative Office with the public on a variety of boards, task forces and committees and with other public agencies related to assigned departments; participate in outside community and professional groups and committees; provide technical assistance as necessary.
  • May assist as requested budget development activities including the development of expenditures and revenue projections.
  • May perform analytical activities for selected complex or major departments and/or projects.
  • May manage or supervise on either a continuous or intermittent basis, a variety of departments, activities and subordinate staff.
  • Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other County employees and the public using principles of good customer service.
  • Research and prepare technical and administrative reports; prepare written correspondence.
  • Perform related duties as assigned. 


Education & Experience Requirements (typing "See Resume" in application will not be accepted)

Where college degrees and/or college course credits are required, degrees and college units must be obtained from an accredited college or university. Courses from non-accredited institutions will not be evaluated for this requirement.

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 AND five years of increasingly responsible experience in county government including two years of management responsibility.

In addition to the minimum requirements above, the ideal candidate will have the following highly desirable qualifications:

  • Masters Degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in business administration, public administration or a related field.
  • At least 3 years working in a County CAO or City Manager's office dealing with policy and legislative analysis.
  • Demonstrated experience and knowledge of principles and practices of transportation planning.
  • Demonstrated experience and knowledge principles, practices and programs related to community and urban development,  and/or local government organization and the functions and practices of a County planning and building inspections function.
  • Demonstrated experience and knowledge of principles and practices of environmental quality control.


Other Requirements

Must possess a valid driver's license.