Richard O'Donnell, Recruitment Manager

Richard has nine (9) years of experience recruiting in a wide variety of sectors and disciplines, including technical, engineering, human resources, labor and employee relations, water/wastewater, landscape architecture, building regulation, urban planning, and financial.  His experience encompasses entities of all sizes, from smaller special districts to the largest cities in California.

Richard graduated with a double major from the University of California, Santa Cruz, earning a B.S. degree in both economics and accounting.

Since joining K&A, Richard has successfully completed placements for many public-sector clients.  Richard’s specialty is sourcing for hard to fill and executive-level positions.

Here are some of Richard’s successful recruitments:


  • Arcata:  Building Official
  • Modesto:  Community Development Manager
  • Sacramento:  Director of Finance; Diversity Manager; Director of Human Resources
  • San José:  Deputy Director of Police-[Gaming Division]; Senior Landscape Architect; Planning, Building and Code Enforcement Director

  Special Districts:

  • Central Marin Sanitation Agency:  Technical Services Manager; Electrical and Instrumentation Technician; Environmental Services Analyst
  • Coastside County Water District:  Superintendent of Operations
  • Dublin San Ramon Services District:  Water Operations Maintenance Supervisor
  • Mt. View Sanitary District:  Maintenance Scheduler/Planner; Wastewater Operations Supervisor; District Engineer
  • Oakland Housing Authority:  Information Technology Director
  • Port of Oakland:  Human Resources Manager; Director of Information Technology
  • Ross Valley Sanitary District:  General Manager
  • Housing Authority of the City of San Buenaventura:  Chief Financial Officer; General Counsel
  • Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority:  Manager of Procurement
  • Vallejo Flood & Wastewater District:  Human Resources Director


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