Assistant/Deputy County Administrator

County of Inyo, CA

Job Details

  • Job Function: Deputy Chief Administrative Officer
  • Credential: No preference
  • Salary: $82,752 - $139,992.
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Population: 18,546
  • Website:
  • Where: 224 N. Edwards St., Independence, CA 93526
  • Form of Government: County council-administrator/mgr


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Located just 4 hours north of Los Angeles and 4 hours west of Las Vegas, Nevada, Inyo County, California, (pop. approx. 18,500), encompasses everything from beautiful snowy peaks to ancient desert playas. Vast elevation differences and a four-season climate provide for a broad range of outdoor activities. The county is surrounded by the 1.9 million-acre Inyo National Forest, which features over 400 lakes and 1,100 miles of rivers and streams. The area boasts some of the wildest and most beautiful terrain in the world, including Death Valley National Park. Mammoth Mountain, considered to be one of California’s best resorts for skiing and snowboarding, is just 90 minutes away from Independence, the county seat, and 45 minutes from Bishop, the county’s largest population center and only incorporated city. Outside Magazine just included Bishop as one of “The 25 Best Towns of 2017.”

Inyo County is governed by a five-member Board of Supervisors, and employs approximately 435 staff and has a fiscal year 2017-2018 budget of $94.6 million, including a $58.7 million General Fund budget. The County Administrator is appointed by and reports to the Board of Supervisors. Operating with 47 staff, the County Administrator’s Office is directly responsible for the following divisions and programs: Clerk of the Board of Supervisors, Budget, Economic Development, Emergency Services, Film Commissioner, Information Services, Library, Museum, Motor Pool, Parks & Recreation, Personnel, Public Defender, Purchasing, Recycling & Waste Management, and Risk Management. Working under the general direction of the County Administrator, the Assistant/Deputy County Administrator provides administrative and policy guidance to county staff, plans, organizes, and directs the activities of assigned divisions and programs, and assumes the responsibilities of the County Administrator as assigned or required in their absence.

Any combination of education, skills and experience that demonstrate an ability to excel in the position may be considered. Typical demonstrations of such education and experience might include a bachelor's degree in Business, Public Administration or a related field; at least 7 years of progressively responsible professional administrative experience in a governmental agency, including at least 6 years of management responsibility. Private sector skills and experience with a demonstrated transferability may also be considered.

Inyo County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. First review: February 11, 2018 (open until filled). To apply online, visit Prothman at and click on "Submit Your Application" and follow the directions provided. Application materials will only be accepted electronically via the website. For questions, please call 206-368-0050.