Assistant County Administrative Officer Annual salary range: $177,144 to $215,320 Application deadline: Monday, October 19, 2020
Yolo County is one of the leading agricultural producers in the nation. The County is home to the University of California, Davis with its 3,600-acre campus and a student population of more than 25,000. Woodland, the county seat of Yolo County, is located 20 miles northwest of Sacramento, the State Capital.
The Assistant County Administrative Officer (ACAO) reports to the County Administrative Officer (CAO) and assists in all areas of governmental administration including policy, plans, procedures, organizational and operational matters, financial and legislative matters, and budget. The ACAO may also assume interim executive management of Departments, as needed.
Key responsibilities of the ACAO include:
Directing and coordinating the work of professional and administrative support staff involved in County administrative, operational, financial, technological, and diversified multi-disciplinary programs;
Ensuring that the overall internal operations of the County function effectively, that County departments work collaboratively, and that the internal needs of County departments are met;
Serving as advisor and sounding board to County Department Directors regarding approaches to problem solving, new initiatives, and/or politically sensitive matters;
Communicating with other internal staff in a variety of circumstances;
Analyzing data, interpreting policies, procedures, and regulations, developing persuasive conclusions, and preparing reports;
Resolving conflicts and responding appropriately to concerns from County executive management, representatives from other public agencies, and members of the public;
Establishing and achieving county goals and objectives;
Making presentations to the Board of Supervisor and other groups;
Training, evaluating and supervising assigned staff; and
Traveling as a County representative, as determined by the County Administrative Officer.
Yolo County provides services throughout the county playing three very different roles: (1) as a regional government, the County provides countywide services, including elections, criminal prosecutions and public health; (2) for the residents of the unincorporated areas, Yolo County provides all the municipal services a city would provide, including patrol services, trash collection, and road maintenance; and (3) as a political subdivision of the State, the County provides state and federal services including child protective services, public assistance/self-sufficiency services, and mental health services.