County needs resident to serve on Ad Hoc Salary Committee

Committee responsible for reviewing Board of Supervisors compensation

The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors is looking for one diligent resident to serve on its newly created Ad Hoc Salary Committee to help monitor the county’s compensations system and to make recommendations on related policies.

One person is needed to volunteer as the at-large representative on the five-person committee, which will begin to hold meetings in February. The deadline to apply coming up on Friday (Jan. 11).

According to county officials, members of the Salary Committee will be responsible for reviewing the Board of Supervisors compensation, making recommendations for compensation adjustment, recommend a process for how future increases in compensation would occur and to prepare a full report on these findings no later than the board’s April 9 meeting.

As a temporary committee, it will dissolve 30 days after acceptance by the Board of Supervisors of the committee's final report, again no later than its regularly scheduled April 9 meeting.

County officials are ideally looking for a candidate who has a background in employee compensation, human resources or finance.

While volunteering on the committee is seen as community service, unlike other advisory committees, each member will be paid a per diem of $15 for each day the committee meets, plus reimbursement for travel at the same rate as that paid to other county commissions.

Applications can be acquired from the county clerk by calling 335-1900 or by visiting the county webpage. Applications need to be returned to the clerk at the County Administration Building, Room 106, 651 Pine St., Martinez, or emailed to, no later than 5 p.m. Jan. 11.

Applications will be reviewed, and selection of the at large member will be made by Jan. 25.

Committee meetings will be held at the county administration building and will be open to the public.

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