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File #: 23-2769    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Position Status: Passed
File created: 5/5/2023 In control: Commissioners Court
On agenda: 5/16/2023 Final action: 5/16/2023
Title: Request for approval of a hiring plan including a job description for the County Administrator position.
Attachments: 1. County Administrator Hiring Plan_05.15.23 Final.pdf
Department: Human Resources and Risk Management
Department Head/Elected Official: Shain Carrizal

Regular or Supplemental RCA: Regular RCA

Type of Request: Position

Project ID (if applicable): N/A
Vendor/Entity Legal Name (if applicable): N/A

MWDBE Contracted Goal (if applicable): N/A
MWDBE Current Participation (if applicable): N/A
Justification for 0% MWDBE Participation Goal: N/A - Goal not applicable to request

Request Summary (Agenda Caption):
Request for approval of a hiring plan including a job description for the County Administrator position.

Background and Discussion:
On April 25, 2023 Commissioners Court directed Human Resources & Risk Management (HRRM) to work with the Office of County Administration (OCA) and a hiring committee made up of one staff member from each
Commissioners Court office to select an executive recruitment firm under contract with Harris County for the permanent County Administrator position. The Court also directed HRRM to provide a hiring plan that includes a job description, terms of employment, and a hiring timeline. The executive search firm Berkeley Search Consultants has been selected, and HRRM has worked with them on a hiring plan including a job description, which is attached for approval. Regarding the terms of employment, Berkeley and HRRM will work within the salary range and benefits of the current position. Subject to review by the County Attorney's Office, market-based severance compensation should also be considered in order to attract talented candidates. Final salary and benefits including any severance plan would be approved by Commissioners Court with the appointment of the County Administrator.

Expected Impact: N/A

Alternative Options: N/A

Alignment with Goal(s):
_ Justice and Safety
_ Economic Opportunity
_ Housing
_ Public Health
_ Transportation
_ Flooding
_ Environment
X Governance and Customer Service

Prior Court Action (if any):
Agenda Item #
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