With the consent of the Senate, the Governor shall appoint, to serve at his pleasure, an executive officer who shall be director of the department. The director shall be appointed wholly on the basis of training, demonstrated ability, experience, and leadership in personnel administration and labor relations. The director shall receive the salary provided for by Chapter 6 (commencing with Section 11550) of Part 1 of Division 3 of Title 2. In addition thereto, the Governor shall appoint a deputy director and a chief counsel for the department. Both appointments shall be subject to confirmation by the Senate.
(Added by Stats. 1981, Ch. 230, Sec. 55.)