The borders of Placer County’s 1,506 square miles extend from the shores of Lake Tahoe, through the foothills, and down into the Sacramento Valley. The varied terrain and climates creates a county that offers a multitude of seasonal and year-round activities. Along with the cities and towns that give the county a pleasing, small town appeal, it is a great place to make a home and raise a family. Now, with the County searching for a new County Executive Officer, it also presents the opportunity to continue building a career.

This is an extraordinary career opportunity to join a creative and innovative county located in Northern California as its next County Executive Officer. The County seat, the City of Auburn, is one of the six incorporated cities and towns in the County, is located in the scenic Foothills of Northern California.

This progressive and award-winning organization has been able to accomplish so much and earn the reputation as one of the best-managed municipalities in the Western United States. The CEO is an at-will position that reports to the five-member Board of Supervisors. The Board of Supervisors is looking for an individual who will make a long-term commitment to this distinguished organization.

Placer County (pop. 352,000) encompasses 1,506 square miles and is located 80 miles northeast of San Francisco, California. The County’s Budget for FY2011/12 is $764 million with staff of approximately 2,200.

The ideal candidate will be a results-oriented, collaborative leader with a confident, “hands-on” style. Bachelor’s degree required; an advanced degree may be a plus. This is a well-compensated executive level position and starting salary will be dependent on qualifications, salary history, and career accomplishments.

Resumes, including cover letter and record of accomplishments, will be reviewed and evaluated as received. Send electronic submittals Apply immediately; review of candidates by Board of Supervisors to begin on March 20th. Confidential inquires welcomed to Heather Renschler, (916) 630-4900.

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