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Join Our Leadership Team as a Deputy Chief Administrative Officer!

Salary: $280,000-$300,000 Annually

The County of San Diego is thrilled to announce unique openings for Deputy Chief Administrative Officers (DCAOs) across our four County Groups: Finance and General Government Group (FGG), Health & Human Services Agency (HHSA), Land Use and Environment Group (LUEG), and the Public Safety Group (PSG).

With a new Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) at the helm, the County is in an extraordinary period of transformation and opportunity. As a Deputy Chief Administrative Officer, you will play a vital role within the executive team of the County of San Diego. Each of the four groups encompasses unique and distinct departments with multifaceted challenges and opportunities. The DCAOs will direct, organize and oversee all activities within their designated Group. Additionally, the DCAOs aid the CAO in the coordination of county operations, program planning, development, and implementation. The DCAOs must demonstrate strong leadership and model our core values of integrity, belonging, equity, excellence, access, and sustainability.

Qualifications for Consideration:

A bachelor’s degree from an accredited U.S. college or university or a certified foreign studies equivalency AND five (5) years of relevant executive level experience, that demonstrates the ability to perform as an exceptional leader.


•       A master’s or doctoral degree from an accredited U.S. college or university, or a certified foreign studies equivalency, may substitute for up to one (1) year of the required experience.

•       For HHSA DCAO a medical (M.D.) or doctoral (Ph.D.) degree from an accredited U.S. college or university, or a certified foreign studies equivalency in a related clinical or public health discipline with appropriate licensure and/or certification is highly desirable.

How To Apply:

Take this opportunity to make a significant impact and drive positive change in our community. Apply now by submitting your application here:

Key Dates:

Resume Review: Week of August 5th
Community Panel Interviews: Week of August 19
Final Interviews: Week of September 3rd
Expected Start Dates: Month of October

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