County Executive Officer

County of Ventura, CA

County of Ventura

County Executive Officer
Annual salary: $335,554 (negotiable DOE DOQ)
Application deadline: Monday, May 9, 2022.

Known for its quality education, safety, and economic vibrancy amidst stunning geographical diversity, Ventura County is located on the “Gold Coast,” approximately 35 miles northwest of Los Angeles and 30 miles southeast of Santa Barbara. The County is supported by a FY 21-22 total budget of approximately $2.5 billion and more than 9,500 allocated FTEs in 25 agencies/departments. The County provides a broad variety of services that include safety and social services as well as two hospitals and a large healthcare system, plus two airports and a harbor.

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. 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.

To apply, submit your résumé, cover letter, and a list of six work-related references (two supervisors, two direct reports, and two colleagues, who will not be contacted in the early stages of the process) to:

For additional information contact:

Pam Derby
CPS HR Consulting
(916) 471-3126

To view an online brochure for this position visit:
Ventura County website:

Ventura County is an equal opportunity employer.

How to Apply

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Job Details

Job Function
Chief Administrator (City, County, Town Manager)
Position Type
Full Time

County of Ventura


800 S Victoria Ave
Ventura, CA 93009-1940
United States

Form of Government
County Council-Administrator/Manager