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County Executive Officer
County of Ventura, CA

County of Ventura, CA is seeking a County Executive Officer.  The ideal County Executive Officer will be a strong leader and seasoned public sector professional committed to moving an organization forward and unwilling to accept status-quo. The successful candidate will value transparency, integrity, accountability, and a positive, collegial work environment dedicated to mutual respect. Exceptional communication skills – written, verbal, and listening – are essential to this role. The next CEO is a creative problem-solver adept at finding a path through difficult issues, and an implementer who empowers a high performing staff to push projects forward. Those candidates committed to continuous learning who bring a well-established network of professional contacts and a thorough understanding of the state and federal issues that affect the County of Ventura can find success in this role. The Board of Supervisors is ultimately seeking servant leaders who are passionate about making the County of Ventura the best place to live and work for all its residents.

In addition to the qualifications previously stated, desirable competencies and characteristics include:

  • A strong leader who values the input and expertise of staff, supports professional development, and fosters
  • an internal culture of open communication, trust, and accountability.
  • A commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • An understanding of climate action plans and sea level rise – both critical to this coastal county.
  • An understanding of healthcare as the organization includes two hospitals and 19 health clinics.
  • Committed to LEAN practices and the efficient management of this large, complex organization.
  • Political aptitude, but not a politician.
  • Capable of empathetic listening while possessing the fortitude to stand behind Board decisions.

Location: Ventura, California
Salary: $335,554 which is negotiable dependent on experience and qualifications
Final filing date: May 9, 2022

Please make sure to have your Resume, Cover Letter, and List of References ready for upload before you start the application process. One combined document that includes all three items is preferred.