County Administrative OfficerTULARE COUNTY HR & DEVELOPMENT
With a staff of 15 allocated positions, the County Administrative Office is responsible for the following:
- Overseeing all County operations and functions assuring that Board policies are carried out in the most efficient and cost effective manner.
- Interpreting, recommending, and implementing Board policies.
- Forecasting and formulating short and long range County plans through strategic planning and the annual budget.
- Reviewing and monitoring County budgets, services, and programs.
- Overseeing preparation of recommendations in response to Federal/State legislation.
- Administering services contracts and agreements.
WORKING FOR TULARE COUNTY
Located at the center of California, Tulare County has everything from world-class national parks, the scenic California Coast, and great outdoor activities -- hiking, biking, boating and skiing -- all a short drive away. Our eight incorporated cities and over 40 towns and communities include large cities such as Visalia, Tulare and Porterville and unique mountainside art communities like Three Rivers and Springville.
Tulare County is also one of the top agricultural producing counties in the U.S. and home to the world's largest Ag Expo every February. Our wonderful, more suburban lifestyle, makes the perfect place to raise your family without the congestion, stress and drama of other urban centers. Plus, cultural and entertainment venues abound here, from great museums to theaters and a magnificent symphony orchestra.
We're also proud of our low cost of living, especially in comparison to neighboring metropolitan areas. And Tulare County also boasts excellent shopping outlets and downtown shops with convenient curbside parking.
- Collaborate on the completion of capital projects including the construction of two jail facilities and multiple County department moves to new locations and facility upgrades.
- Assume leadership role in communities with water quality and supply issues.
- Promote Tulare County business growth and development.
- Continue financial wellness and stability of County government, which includes a $250 million pension obligation bond for unfunded retirement liability.
- Collaborate with San Joaquin Valley counties on regional issues of drought, tree mortality, water policies, agricultural pest detection and transportation, and seek Federal and State resources.
- Engage in Statewide legislative issues impacting funding for local law enforcement, probation programs, health, mental health, and social services, and roads.
- Implement Tulare County's Strategic Management System.
The Ideal Candidate
Tulare County is seeking a candidate possessing a professional history demonstrating the following attributes and qualities:
- Experience that demonstrates a full and complete understanding of County government operations including, but not limited to, strategic planning, budgeting, and other administrative processes.
- Ability to monitor and direct a broad range of operations and programs with an emphasis on timely delivery of service.
- Ability to collaborate and demonstrate effective communication with County departments, elected officials and elected Supervisors, professional staff, and other stakeholders to reach resolution.
- Experience and desire to develop, motivate, and supervise executives and managers.
- Ability to analyze complex administrative problems, develop innovative solutions and alternatives, and present recommendations and implement approved solutions.
- Ability to think strategically and critically and recognize the issues associated with various stakeholders.
- Desire to work in a dynamic setting and the ability to balance multiple priorities.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships, deliver public presentations, and communicate persuasively and effectively.
- Ability to negotiate agreements between differing stakeholders.
- Ability to develop and implement countywide goals, objectives, policies, and priorities.
- Political acumen to resolve conflict.