Job Opportunity

County Administrative Officer
Mariposa County

Date Posted:

January 6, 2017


Starting annual salary will be no less than $150,000 with an excellent benefits package offered that includes CalPERS retirement


Mariposa County, located in the remote picturesque western slope of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, is offering an excellent opportunity for an experienced executive level leader to serve as County Administrative Officer (CAO). The County has a FY2016-17 budget of $100 million and 400 full-time employees organized under 13 appointed Department Heads and 5 elected officials. Appointed by and serving at the pleasure of the Board of Supervisors, the CAO serves the legislative function of the Board by providing research, information, and recommendations. The CAO also serves all of the executive functions of the Board by administering and guiding County departments in matters at are the responsibility of the Board. In addition, the CAO acts as a representative of the Board, enforcing Board policy as well as exercising budgetary control and recommending effective and efficient operating procedures and administrative reorganizations. This is a well-compensated executive level position and starting salary will be dependent on qualifications. The starting annual salary will be no less than $150,000 with an excellent benefits package offered that includes CalPERS retirement.


This position requires a Bachelor’s degree along with 7 years of increasingly responsible and relevant public sector experience including 3 years in a management role; Master’s degree and California experience is desirable.

How to Apply:

Interested candidates should apply by submitting a compelling cover letter, comprehensive resume, and current salary to by February 24, 2017. Confidential inquiries are welcomed to Ms. Heather Renschler, Ralph Andersen & Associates, at (916) 630-4900. Detailed brochure available at

Filing Deadline:

February 24, 2017

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