Executive Officer

Job Title
Executive Officer
Fresno,  CA 93721
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Executive Officer

Fresno Local Agency Formation Commission

***Job Announcement***

The Fresno Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCo) is seeking applications of interest for its Executive Officer position.  LAFCo was created in 1963 as a result of dramatic growth in population and economic development.  The State appointed the Commission charged with the responsibility to ensure orderly growth of cities and districts and to discourage the creation of islands, peninsulas, and other irregular city and district boundaries, and with preserving prime agricultural lands. The Executive Officer reports to the Commission and administers Fresno LAFCo business and related functions and conducts special studies as directed by the Commission as per State law and LAFCo adopted policies.

Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):
  • Administers the day-to-day operations of the Fresno Local Agency Formation Commission.
  • Reviews and analyzes all proposals submitted to Fresno LAFCo according to the Cortese-Knox-Hertzberg Local Government Reorganization Act of 2000 and the Commission’s Policy Manual.
  • Prepares reports and recommendations pertaining to each proposal.
  • Conducts public hearings and issues Certificates of Completion for all approved projects.
  • Prepares Commission resolutions reflecting Commission actions.
  • Evaluates projects in accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) requirements and recommends appropriate findings.
  • Translates policies and actions of the Commission to local agencies and acts as a liaison with County departments, State and local governments, special districts, and community groups.
  • Prepares budgets and administers contracts and agreements for the Commission.
  • Guides the preparation of municipal service reviews for special districts and cities as required by State law and updates spheres of influence for said districts and cities, as necessary.
  • Prepares special studies or research as directed by the Commission.
  • Supervises LAFCo staff and makes staff assignments.  Holds regular staff meetings to discuss agendas and proposals and provide general agency direction.
  • Supports a “team approach” to problem-solving and seeks input/communication from staff members in creating a greater sense of agency unity and promoting personal and agency growth.

Minimum qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in economics, engineering, geography, political science, public administration, or a related discipline from an accredited college or university.
  • Four (4) years of full-time, paid work experience in a management level position with a city, county, special district, or other with LAFCo experience.  Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis.
  • Exceptional leadership, analytical, oral, written communication, presentation, and relational skills.
  • Must have a valid California driver’s license, personal automobile liability insurance, and a reliable vehicle. 
  • Proven organizational/time management experience and excellent computer skills in Microsoft Suite/365.
The position offers a competitive salary and an excellent Employee Benefits package.

An Equal Opportunity Employer.

Apply online through Sierra HR Partners.                   For inquiries by telephone call (559) 431-8090.
Required Skills

Analytical skills
Oral and written communication
Presentation skills
Organizational/time management
Microsoft Suite/365

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