County of Shasta

The County of Shasta, California, is seeking an experienced and visionary County Executive Officer (CEO) to lead the organization in meeting the needs of the Board of Supervisors, staff, and community while driving positive change. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in the public sector, with experience in managing complex organizations with large budgets and staff.  In addition to technical expertise, the successful CEO will possess exceptional communication skills and be a compassionate, influential, and decisive leader. They will be dedicated to meeting the needs of the community and be a resilient and strategic organizational leader with a track record of applying innovative solutions and an entrepreneurial mindset to address challenges. The ideal candidate will also have a deep understanding of health and human service programs, particularly related to community housing and homeless challenges, as well as experience in emergency management and economic development. If you are passionate about taking on a leadership role where you can make a meaningful impact on the future of a community, we encourage you to apply for this opportunity.

See the full recruitment brochure here 

The Job

The County Executive Officer (CEO) is appointed by, and reports to, the five-member Board of Supervisors, and oversees all general administration and oversight of County departments, an approximate annual operating and CIP budget of approximately $619 million, 12 direct reports, and approximately 2,100 staff working across 20 departments. The CEO also works effectively with contracted services, businesses, nonprofits, school districts, and other jurisdictions. You will be expected to foster cross-departmental collaboration and organizational efficiency, and play a key role in community, finance, culture, collaboration, and economic development.  Ideally, the candidate for this position should have previous experience in a leadership role, such as department head or executive, within a municipal organization. They should have a proven track record of displaying strong political savvy and emotional intelligence, as well as expertise in organizational development and an understanding of operational effectiveness. In this role, you will be responsible for driving the achievement of the Board’s goals and objectives, while also valuing community and employee engagement as a forward-thinking leader.

The Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate will have a strong understanding of communities that grapple with competing priorities and interests, particularly in urban, rural, and agriculture landscapes typical of a growing and dynamic region.  They will be approachable and responsive, hardworking, and passionate, with excellent communication skills in all forms and the ability to inspire and motivate others to work towards common goals.  The successful candidate will be forward thinking, find opportunities for shared partnerships, and value community and employee engagement. This role will require a leader with a positive attitude and build upon a culture where people feel valued.

Shasta County needs a CEO who can navigate the diverse opinions and perspectives of our community, which can sometimes lead to conflict. The ideal candidate will be a collaborative leader who works to find solutions that benefit everyone and is able to listen to and understand the perspectives of all members of the community. They should have strong communication skills and the ability to effectively convey their vision and ideas to a broad audience, inspiring and motivating others to work toward common goals. The CEO will play a crucial role in bringing people together and finding ways to address conflicts in a positive and productive manner.

Minimum Qualifications

Any combination equivalent to the education and experience likely to provide the required knowledge and abilities would be qualifying. A typical way to gain such knowledge and abilities is described below:

  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with major course work in public or business administration, business, or a related field;
  • Extensive, progressively responsible employment experience in a management or administrative capacity involving responsibility for planning, organizing, and executing a wide variety of programs having agency-wide impact; and 
  • Possession of an appropriate California driver’s license.


  • Background/knowledge in California municipal government administration, finance, and grants.
  • Master’s degree

Salary and Benefits:

Annual Salary $234,552 – $299,352 DOE/DOQ and an attractive benefits package 

How to Apply

For first consideration, apply by January 25th at: 

Secure the dates:

  • Interviews will be in person and take place end of February or beginning of March 2023; WBCP will notify applicants of exact dates early February. Interviews will be in person and conducted over two days. All candidates invited to interview must be available for both days.

Please contact your recruiter, Wendi Brown, with any questions:

Telelphone: 541-664-0376

866-929-WBCP (9227) – toll-free

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