County Executive Officer

County of Riverside, California
916 471-3111

County of Riverside, California
Riverside, CA

County Executive Officer
Annual salary range: $262,921.10 to $413,826.40

The County offers an outstanding benefits package.
Application deadline: Monday, December 7, 2020

The County Executive Officer (CEO) is appointed by the Board of Supervisors and acts as agent of the Board in coordinating the administrative activities of the county government including analyzing and recommending the County budget; planning, organizing, and directing the work of the administrative office including administrative studies of county operations and procedures and preparing recommendations for the Board of Supervisors. The CEO is responsible to plan, organize, direct and evaluate the work of a technical and clerical staff; analyze and make recommendations on administrative and technical problems; prepare and present comprehensive reports and recommendations; establish and maintain effective relationships with public officials, administrators, employees and the public. The CEO shall enforce ordinances, orders, policies, and/or regulations as directed by the Board.

The ideal candidate will be an honest, ethical, and confident decision-maker with a record of professional accomplishments that demonstrate his/her ability to effectively lead a large and diverse public sector organization. A proven record in strategic planning, sound fiscal/financial abilities, as well as building effective relationships with elected officials are essential. This challenging position requires a strong, visionary leader committed to quality improvement, customer service and performance management. The CEO will be a courageous executive able to negotiate difficult political waters, while remaining focused on organizational goals and is willing to make difficult decisions based on what is right for the County and its residents, while remaining apolitical. The successful candidate will possess a passion for public service, an appreciation for diversity, and will maintain focus on providing service and desired outcomes for the community. A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in public or business administration, political science, economics, or related field AND 10-15 years of progressively responsible experience (6-10 years of executive leadership experience supervising staff in the public sector) in a senior management or administrative capacity in public or a combination of public/private employment, involving responsibility for planning, organizing, and execution of varied work programs is required. Experienced in County and State procedures and compliance standards is required. Knowledge of modern principles of public administration, organization, and management; modern office methods and procedures; administrative survey principles and techniques; principles and practices of governmental budgeting; current social, political, economic, and scientific trends; principles of effective public relations is expected. A master’s degree is desirable.

With rivers, mountain peaks, deserts and fertile valleys, Riverside County offers diversity that few locations can match. More than two million people live in Riverside County, taking advantage of affordable housing, a multi-faceted environment of rolling hills, lakes, rivers, deserts, forests, the world class, award winning wine country near Temecula, and resorts. It has been one of the nation’s fastest-growing counties for more than a decade.

Guided by a strategic vision created to provide and enhance needed services into 2030 and beyond, the County is progressive and proactive. County of Riverside government recognizes the value of a qualified and diverse workforce, making it a priority to build an organization that reflects the vibrant community it serves. The County’s leadership consists of five members of the Board of Supervisors who serve as both the legislative and executive branches of the County government. They are elected by district, on a nonpartisan basis, to four-year staggered terms. There are no term limits. The Board Appointed County Executive Officer oversees the day-to-day activities of the County’s agencies and departments. All five Supervisors will retain their seats until the next election in 2022. The County’s core business includes law enforcement, prosecution, probation, parks, community development, public works, public health, public social services, the County hospital, fire, housing, and employment and administrative services. County of Riverside has more than 21,000 employees across over 40 departments and agencies. The 2020-2021 budget is $6,796,564,463.

To be considered, please submit your cover letter with resume, and a list of six work-related references (who will not be contacted in the early stages of the recruitment). Resume should reflect years and months of positions held, as well as the size of the budget and staff you have managed. Apply on our website:

For more information about this recruitment, please contact:

Frank Rojas
CPS HR Consulting
Tel: 916 471-3111

To view an online brochure for this position visit:
County of Riverside, California website:

The County of Riverside, California is an equal opportunity employer.