The Executive Officer is a full-time, at-will, position responsible for overall administration and management of the operations and programs of Solano LAFCO as established by State law and adopted policy, including municipal service reviews and related studies required for boundary and organizational changes.
The Executive Officer reports directly to a 5-member Commission (5 voting members and 3 alternate members) composed of two members of the Solano County Board of Supervisors, 2 city council members from the cities in Solano County and one Public Member and Public Member Alternate. The Executive Officer and a full time Policy Analyst/Commission Clerk form the LAFCO staff team.
The ideal candidate will be one that presents a combination of experience, education, and training which substantially demonstrates that the candidate can:
• Professionally represent the agency before the Commission, elected officials and staff, community and business groups, and the general public;
• Show sound judgment and operate with honesty and integrity in all interactions;
• Manage and motivate staff; and
• Work well under pressure
• Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration, Planning, Geography, Public Policy, Political Science, Business Administration, or a related field of study.
• Substantial experience working with local public agencies, such as minimum of four years of experience working with a LAFCO, county, city, or special district
• Familiarity with the Cortese-Knox Local Government Reorganization Act of 2000 and the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA)
• Open, clear, and concise public speaking and writing skills
• Strong computer and project management skills
• Ability to think and act strategically to develop and deliver creative business solutions and proactive approaches to complex problems
• Excellent administrative, analytical, and financial acumen; skill in collaboration and cooperation
• Ability to build and maintain positive working relationships with a range of pubic officials, community leaders, and members of the public
OTHER DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS
• Familiarity with the Subdivision Map Act, State planning and zoning laws, and property tax exchange laws.
• A Master’s Degree in one of the above-referenced fields of study (or closely related field).
• An understanding of budget preparation techniques for local government agencies.
• Prior experience managing/supervising employees
• Willingness to participate in CALAFCO advanced training and activities
The Solano Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO) is an agency of the State of California responsible for overseeing the establishment, expansion, and reorganization of local government agency boundaries and service territory. Solano LAFCO draws its regulatory and planning powers from the State Legislature, with directives to encourage orderly growth, promote logical agency boundaries, discoura...ge urban sprawl, and preserve open space and prime agricultural lands, as described in Government Code §56000, et.seq.