County Administrative Officer, Monterey County, CA


The County Administrative Officer (CAO) is appointed by and serves at the pleasure of the Board of Supervisors (Board). The CAO has supervisory authority over department heads except those elected or appointed by the Board. The current CAO is retiring after 14 years with the County. Serving as the Board’s Chief Executive Officer, the CAO provides policy-based program and financial decision-making support to the Board; oversees the day-to-day operation of the County’s 26 departments and 5,300 employees; and prepares and administers the County’s $1.5 billion budget. In addition, the CAO works closely with the community, business groups, County staff and consultants to develop programs meeting 21st Century challenges.

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Position has been filled. Please check the Current Executive Search webpage for open employment opportunities.