The County Administrative Officer (CAO) is appointed by the Board of Supervisors and acts as the Administrative Officer, Personnel Director, and Purchasing Agent of the County. They provide reports and recommendations and assist the Board of Supervisors in identifying and developing policy agenda. It is the CAO's responsibility to see that the County's policies and procedures are administered effectively, efficiently, and equitably.
The CAO directs the implementation, maintenance, and enforcement of County personnel policies and practices as prescribed by the Board of Supervisors and supervises, manages, controls, and directs the activities of information systems and risk management. The CAO is also responsible for assisting the Director of Finance with coordinating and executing the County's annual budget.
Other functions of the Administrative Department:
Safety and Risk Management - Administers workers' compensation and loss prevention