County of Monterey
Work Schedule
Job Open until Filled
(831) 755-5353
Job Description

The County of Monterey invites your interest for the position of Chief Assistant County Administrative Officer. 
The County of Monterey seeks a highly qualified professional for the Chief Assistant County Administrative Officer position responsible for assisting the County Administrative Officer in planning, directing and managing the affairs of the County and the implementation of the policies and directives of the Board of Supervisors.
The County of Monterey is set in a picturesque coastal location and offers tourists and residents alike the comfort of a moderate, Mediterranean climate, miles of beautiful beaches, spectacular mountain ranges, groves of redwoods, low-rolling foothills, and scenic valleys. Boasting such world-renowned attractions as the spectacular Big Sur Coast, Laguna Seca Raceway, 17-Mile Drive, Monterey Bay Aquarium, Cannery Row, the Steinbeck Center, the Monterey Jazz and Blues Festivals and Pebble Beach – possibly the world’s most famous golf course, it’s easy to see why over 450,000 residents choose to live here and an estimated four million visitors a year make the County of Monterey their destination of choice.

In addition to a thriving tourist trade, the County’s economy is largely based in a vigorous agricultural industry. Known as the “Salad Bowl of the World” the Salinas Valley provides fresh strawberries, vegetables, wine grapes, and leafy greens to the entire country. California’s 16th largest county provides many educational opportunities including California State University at Monterey Bay, the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey, Monterey Peninsula College, Hartnell College, the Defense Language Institute and the Naval Postgraduate School. All these factors combine to make the County of Monterey a healthy, economically diverse region eager to foster and sustain an enriching lifestyle for its residents.
At the local level, the County is governed by a Board of Supervisors. Like all governing bodies, the County’s Board of Supervisors is empowered with both legislative and executive authority over the entirety of the county and is the primary governing body for all unincorporated areas within the County’s boundaries. The Board has five elected members, each representing a district in the County. 
The mission of the County of Monterey is to excel at providing quality services for the benefit of all county residents while developing, maintaining and enhancing the resources in the area. The County operates according to the following values and strategic initiatives:
Assure honesty and integrity in all county actions;
  • Provide top quality customer service;
  • Practice continuing innovations;
  • Treat fellow employees, customers and residents with respect and courtesy at all times.

Economic Development - “Enhancing the well-being and prosperity of Monterey County Residents”
Administration - “Efficient and Effective Government Operations”
Health And Human Services - “Health and Wellness for Monterey County Residents”
Infrastructure - “Meeting our Facilities, Water, Technology and Transportation Needs”
Public Safety - “Creating Safe Communities”

The Administrative Office oversees the preparation, adoption, and administration of the County’s $1.8 billion budget and coordinates the activities of county departments to ensure the effective accomplishment of the Board’s directives and policies. The Administrative Office includes the divisions of Budget and Analysis, Contracts and Purchasing, Finance and Intergovernmental and Legislative Affairs.

Under general direction of the County Administrative Officer, the Chief Assistant County Administrative Officer serves as the highest-level assistant to the County Administrative Officer. The position serves as the direct representative of the County Administrative Officer on a broad range of administrative matters affecting all county departments; assists the County Administrative Officer in the overall operation of the County by managing, directing, and coordinating various County programs and issues; directs the preparation and monitoring of the County budget, including review, analysis and monitoring of requests and proposed organizational changes from operating departments for performance, efficiency and economy; acts for the County Administrative Officer in their absence; supervises, evaluates and reports on the performance of department heads; counsels department heads in the coordination of operations, allocation of resources and the resolution of administrative problems; and organizes, directs and coordinates staff activities of the County Administrative Office; trains, evaluates and supervises assigned staff.
Due to the sensitive nature of this position and its relationship to the County Administrative Officer, maintaining a close professional working relationship with the County Administrative Officer with a high degree of trust and integrity is critical and expected.

Will possess thorough knowledge of organizational and management practices as applied to analysis and evaluation of county programs, policies, organizational structure and operational needs; principles and practices of governmental fiscal and budgetary management; research methodologies applicable to the analysis of finance programs and policies; the functions and organization of local government in California; current and potential revenue sources and financing techniques which may be utilized by county governments and the state legislative process as it relates to local government. The most successful candidates will have the skill and ability to analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions, and implement recommendations in support of county goals; understand, interpret and apply laws, rules and regulations as they apply to county administration; plan, organize and coordinate the work of the Administrative Office staff; collect, interpret and evaluate narrative and statistical data pertaining to administrative fiscal and management matters; communicate effectively orally and in writing, including skill to prepare reports utilizing technical and statistical information; communicate effectively in public meetings to present findings, recommendations and policies; gain cooperation through discussion and persuasion; establish and maintain effective working relationships with all levels of county employees, officials of other agencies and members of the public; analyze complex budgets and fiscal practices of county departments.

Any combination of training, education and/or experience which provides the knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying. An example of a way these requirements might be acquired is:
A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in public or business administration or closely related field. A Master’s degree in a related field is highly desirable. 
Five years of increasingly responsible experience performing complex budgetary, financial, policy and organizational analysis duties for a county or other large governmental agency, including two years’ experience in a senior level administrative or management position.

To apply for this exciting opportunity, submit a complete resume and cover letter by the priority screening date Sunday June 18, 2023, via e-mail to moorek@co.monterey.ca.us or by mail: 
County of Monterey - Human Resources Department 
Attention: Kim Moore, Assistant Director of Human Resources
168 West Alisal Street, Third Floor 
Salinas, CA 93901
Contact Kim Moore, Assistant Director of Human Resources at moorek@co.monterey.ca.us or (831) 755-5353 for additional information. 
First review of resumes: Monday, June 19, 2023.