Professional Development:

The following are links to professional development resources and tools useful to CAOs.

CSAC Institute for Excellence in County Government -- The CSAC Institute for Excellence in County Government, established in 2008, is a professional, practical continuing education experience designed to expand the capacity and capability of county officials to provide extraordinary services to their communities.

Cal-ICMA -- Cal-ICMA is a collaboration of the California City Managerís Department (CMD); the California City Managers Foundation (CCMF); the two assistants groups (MMANC and MMASC); the County CAOs; and the COG Directors.

ICMA ICMA creates excellence in local governance by developing and fostering professional local government management. The organization provides technical and management assistance, training, and information resources in the areas of performance measurement, ethics education and training, community and economic development, environmental management, technology, and other topics to its members and the broader local government community.

Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service The Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service provides objective information, data, research, technical assistance, and practical training to state and local officials, community leaders, and members of the general public

Local Governance Summer Institute @ Stanford At LGSI city managers, county administrators, regional directors, and other senior local government officials exchange and acquire tools for improving local government.

Resource Library:

The following are links to reports and other materials useful to CAOs that are hosted on this website. The materials have been divided into the following categories:

Administration of Justice; Agriculture and Natural Resources; Government Finance And Operations; Health And Human Services; Realignment; Housing & Land Use; Transportation & Public Works; Elections; Water Policy; Economic Development; Energy & Environment; Public Facility Development; Retirement and Other Post-Employment Benefits;

CAOAC Bulletin Board:

The following documents have been posted by users of this website:

Job Posting - Assistant County Administrative Officer for the County of Humboldt
See flyer for more information.
Assistant CAO Recruitment Flyer
Posted by Matt Newman October 20, 2016.

Job Posting - Community Development Director, County of Tuolumne
See flyer for information on the county, the positions, minimum requirements and ideal candidate information, salary and benefit information and how to apply for the position.
Recruitment Flyer
Posted by Matt Newman August 31, 2016.

Job Posting - County Administrative Officer, County of Kern
Job Brochure
Posted by Matt Newman May 19, 2016.

Job Posting - County Chief Financial Officer, Shasta County
County Chief Financial Officer Job Flyer
Posted by Matt Newman April 27, 2016.

Annual Meeting Information [DOC]
Posted by Matt Newman August 20, 2012.

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The following are links to websites that County Administrative Officers would likely find useful:

CSAC's List of Web Links of Interest to Counties

California Constitution

California Codes

The Institute for Local Government

Continuing Education for Public Officials

CSAC -- The California State Association of Counties -- represent county government before the California Legislature, administrative agencies and the federal government.

Urban Counties Caucus -- Formed in 1991, the UCC addresses the needs of the twelve largest California counties, representing more than three-fourths of the state population.

Regional Council of Rural Counties -- The Regional Council of Rural Counties is dedicated to representing the collective unique interests of rural California counties.

CSAC Corporate Associates -- The California State Association of Counties' list of corporate associates.

Digital Clipping Service -- Daily electronic newspaper clippings of county relevant news.