Placer County

LAFCO Executive Officer (#19854)

$54.63-$68.23 Hourly / $9,469.20-$11,826.53 Monthly / $113,630.40-$141,918.40 Yearly



Under the direction of the Placer Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO), to plan, organize, direct, manage and review the activities of LAFCO as mandated by the Cortese/Knox/Hertzberg Local Government Reorganization Act of 2000. 


The Officer level recognizes positions that provide full line and functional management responsibility for a program.  The officer also independently provides policy level advice.  This is an unclassified, at will position, reporting to and serving at the will of the Placer Local Agency Formation Commission.


Receives policy direction from LAFCO.
Exercises direct supervision over staff, monitors and directs work of consultants.


Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Research, analyze and evaluate data and information such as population, land use, transportation and availability of public services in consideration of jurisdictional boundary changes.  
  • Meet with interested parties and agencies to resolve technical, policy, philosophical and political concerns.  
  • Prepare and present reports, including alternatives and recommendations, to LAFCO regarding requests for incorporation, annexation, detachment or consolidation. 
  • Develop and implement divisional goals, objectives, policies and procedures. 
  • Plan, organize and direct LAFCO activities including development and preparation of the Commission meeting agenda. 
  • Confer with and advise LAFCO on a regular and ongoing basis regarding legal questions pertaining to its powers, duties, functions and obligations. 
  • Attend meetings of the LAFCO Board. 
  • Direct, oversee and participate in the development of the LAFCO work plan; assign work activities, projects and programs; monitor work flow; review and evaluate work products, methods and procedures. 
  • Prepare the LAFCO budget; assist in budget implementation; participate in the forecast of additional funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials and supplies; administer the approved budget. 
  • Recommend the appointment of personnel; provide or coordinate staff training; conduct performance evaluations; recommend discipline; implement discipline procedures as directed; maintain discipline and high standards necessary for the efficient and professional operation of the division. 
  • Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other County employees, elected officials and staff of all local governmental agencies and the public using principles of good customer service. 
  • Attend all Commission meetings and represent the Commission before various public and private policy making boards and agencies; participate in outside community and professional groups and committees; provide technical assistance as necessary, especially with regard to preparation of applicant proposals. 
  • Research and prepare technical and administrative reports; prepare written correspondence. 
  • Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other County employees, outside counsel and the public using principles of good customer service. 
  • Perform related duties as assigned.


Experience and Training
Any combination of experience and training that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.  A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be:

Experience: Five years of increasingly responsible experience in a public agency performing administrative or financial analysis, professional planning and two years supervisory responsibility.

Training: Equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in business or public administration, planning or a related field. 

Required License or Certificate:
May need to possess a valid driver’s license as required by the position.  Proof of adequate vehicle insurance and medical clearance may also be required.


Knowledge of:

  • Principles and practices of public administration including the organizational structure and service delivery systems of local government agencies such as counties, cities and special districts.
  • The purpose of a Local Agency Formation Commission, including operating procedures and rules and regulations as determined by statute.
  • Principles and practices of leadership, motivation, team building and conflict resolution.
  • Pertinent local, State and Federal rules, regulations and laws.
  • Modern office procedures, methods and computer equipment.
  • Principles and practices of policy development.
  • Principles and practices of organizational analysis and management.
  • Budgeting procedures and techniques.
  • Principles and practices of supervision, training and personnel management.
  • Federal and State statutes and local ordinances and rules and regulations pertinent to LAFCO, including the Cortese-Knox-Hertzberg Local Government Reorganization Act of 2000, the California Environmental Quality Act and the Brown Act, among others.

Ability to:

  • Organize and direct administrative and analytical support activities for the Commission.
  • On a continuous basis, analyze budget and technical reports; interpret and evaluate staff reports; know laws, regulations and codes; observe performance and evaluate staff; problem solve LAFCO related issues; remember various rules; and explain and interpret policy.
  • On a continuous basis, sit at desk and in meetings for long periods of time.  Intermittently twist to reach equipment surrounding desk; perform simple grasping and fine manipulation; use telephone and to communicate through written means.
  • Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions and implement recommendations in support of goals.
  • Gain cooperation through discussion and persuasion.
  • Drive to meetings and conduct field reviews of proposal sites throughout the county.
  • Work autonomously on LAFCO issues.
  • Interpret and apply County and Commission policies, procedures, rules and regulations and State statute prescribing LAFCO responsibilities.
  • Prepare and administer a budget.
  • Supervise, train and evaluate personnel.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
  • Work with various cultural and ethnic groups in a tactful and effective manner.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

CLASS: 19854; EST: 1/1/2005; REV: ;