Strategic Initiatives Chief

  • San Bernardino, California
  • Dec 06, 2023
Full Time Administration and Management
  • Salary: $121,430.40 - $173,908.80 Annually USD

Job Description

The Job

Applications/resumes will be accepted and processed continuously.

Interested candidates are encouraged to apply by December 31, 2023 for priority consideration.

SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY seeks a dynamic and experienced professional with extensive leadership and management experience to serve as the next Strategic Initiatives Chief. The Strategic Initiatives Chief is responsible for developing and executing the organization's strategic goals and support of the overall business plan and strategic direction of San Bernardino County. The position reports to an Assistant Executive Officer and oversees internal and external communication, government and public affairs, connector relations, and continuous improvement programs.

Successful performance in this key position requires the candidate to be skilled at managing and creating a strategic plan for a large government entity, working collaboratively across an organization's departmental structure, building relationships, organizing and leading people, mapping and communicating existing and re-invented organizational and/or business processes, project planning and management skills, communicating verbally and in writing, public relations, leveraging diverse modes of communication to optimize the effective exchange of ideas and information, utilizing technology to seek and share resources and information, active and empathic listening skills, managing disagreements, de-escalating conflict, and negotiating win-win solutions.


Total Compensation Package Valued up to $237,069

The County offers a generous benefit package which includes a competitive salary commensurate with experience within the designated salary range of 80C: 125,070 to $179,129 Annually (Effective February 2024), plus 3% annual across the board salary increases on February 2024 and 2025.

Our generous alternative Modified Benefits Option provides a wage differential of 4% above the base salary with a complementing modified leaves package and benefits, including the use of increased pay rate to calculate County contributions to RMT, 401(k), and 457(b) plans, leaves cash outs, and retirement contribution rates.

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To learn more, please click the links below:
  • County Website
  • County Administrative Office
  • County Vision
  • Our County‚Äôs NACO Awards

Minimum Requirements

Bachelor of Science/Arts degree in Public Administration, Communications, Business, or a related field. Six years of progressive leadership experience. A combination of education and experience may be accepted.

Desired Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have knowledge of leadership principles, communication methods, performance and quality improvement methodologies, like lean six sigma, as well as strategic planning methodologies, processes, and procedures.

Selection Process


Interested candidates must submit:
  • Compelling cover letter;
  • Comprehensive resume;
  • Three (3) professional references.

An electronic version of all submittals is required to be sent to or candidates may complete the online application and upload the required documents at
The most qualified candidates will be invited to interview. References will not be contacted until mutual interest has been established. This is a confidential process and will be handled accordingly throughout all stages of the recruitment process.

Questions should be addressed to: Silvia Zayas (szayas@

Exempt Unit-Group C

The County of San Bernardino offers a range of benefit programs for employees and their eligible dependents. These include health, dental, vision, and life insurance, as well as a variety of voluntary benefits. Programs and benefit amounts vary and are based on bargaining unit, family size, hire date, plan selection, and number of hours worked.

For a summary of benefits, please click here .

Refer to the appropriate MOU, contact the County's Employee Benefits and Services Division at (909) 387-5787 or visit the Benefits website for more detailed information at .

Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Job Address

San Bernardino, California United States View Map