County Administrator's Office
The primary role of the Office of the County Administrator is to work with the Board of Supervisors and department heads to provide the highest level of service to the people of Inyo County. The Office is responsible for ensuring the policies of, and directions from, the Board of Supervisors are implemented and make policy recommendations to the Board when appropriate.
The Office of the County Administrator, in conjunction with the Office of the Auditor-Controller, prepares and presents the annual County Budget, and manages and oversees the budget during the Fiscal Year.
In addition, the Office encompasses the following divisions: Clerk of the Board, County Library, Economic Development, Emergency Services, Eastern California Museum, Information Services, Motor Pool, Parks and Recreation, Personnel, Public Defender, Purchasing, Risk Management, and Recycling and Waste Management. The Office also provides fiscal and administrative support to the Coroner's Office.
Other functions of the County Administrator's Office are to:
- Plan, monitor, and oversee County operations, ensuring that Board of Supervisors policies are carried out in the most cost-effective manner.
- Formulate short and long-range plans and budgets.
- Review, monitor, and recommend County structure, programs, services, and budgets.
- Recommend, interpret, and carry out and enforce Board policies.
- Supervise the administration of all department heads and units of government over which the Board of Supervisors has responsibility.
- Prepare and coordinate Board agendas.
- Review legislation for potential impacts to the County and prepare appropriate recommendations.
- Represent the Board in the County's intergovernmental relations.
Within the County Administrator's Office, there is a small support staff that works closely with the County Administrator in fulfillment of these numerous responsibilities, including the Assistant to the CAO, Senior Budget Analyst, and an Office Technician who also divides times between the Clerk of the Board and Personnel divisions. Personnel is staffed by a Deputy Personnel Director and two Personnel Analysts who also help provide support for various administrative functions, as does the Assistant Purchasing Agent.
The Assistant County Administrator specifically oversees Parks & Recreation, the landfills, Motor Pool, museum, and libraries, and is supported by staff in both Bishop and Independence.