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Press Release Details

Carbajal Selected to Lead OC Public Works

For Immediate Release
April 27, 2009

Contact: Debbie Kroner
Public Information Officer

Carbajal Selected to Lead OC Public Works

(Santa Ana, CA) — County Executive Officer Thomas G. Mauk has appointed Jess Carbajal as Director of OC Public Works, which includes the County’s Facilities, Planning and Engineering divisions.

Carbajal has served in management positions with the County of Orange for ten years and has served as Chief Deputy Director for OC Public Works for the past ten months. “I am confident that Jess possesses the right combination of experience, skills and professionalism necessary to meet the challenges and opportunities faced by OC Public Works,” said Mauk.

Carbajal previously served the County as Director of Administration for the Social Services Agency and Deputy Director of the former Housing and Community Services Department. Prior to joining the County, Carbajal held the position of Director of Community and Economic Development for the cities of Paramount and Baldwin Park. He started his career in public service with the City of Bell as Assistant City Manager for Community Services.

A graduate of California State University, Los Angeles with a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration, Carbajal earned his Masters in Public Administration from the University of Southern California. He was a member of the first graduating class of the Orange County Leadership Academy, a County program designed to help develop the next generation of County leaders.