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County Administrative Officer Responsibilities
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.

Department Responsibilities
Other functions of the Administrative Department:
  • Personnel - Oversees employee recruitment, maintains and updates job classifications and descriptions, salary plans, maintains employees’ personnel files, serves as the Board’s representation in employee negotiations
  • Administration of Employee Benefits
  • Safety and Risk Management - Administers workers’ compensation and loss prevention
  • Purchasing - Serves as purchasing agent for the county

Carol McElroy
CAO/Director of Finance

Sarah Simis

Deputy CAO to Personnel and Risk Management

Alpine County Administrative Building
99 Water St.
P.O. Box 387
Markleeville, CA 96120
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Ph: 530-694-2287
Fx: 530-694-2491