A pay rate of $100 per hour, starting Thursday, Dec. 1, will be the full compensation for John Maltbie, the interim county manager for San Mateo County until the Board of Supervisors can recruit a permanent successor to David Boesch, who announced his resignation on Nov. 4.
Mr. Maltbie, who had this same job for 20 years before retiring in 2008, will not receive health care benefits this time around, nor will he accumulate vacation or sick leave, Marshall Wilson, a spokesman for the county, said in an email.
Mr. Boesch came to the county manager's job after seven years as the city manager in Menlo Park. He has agreed to work with Mr. Maltbie in the transition of responsibilities.
Mr. Maltbie will inherit a budget of $1.75 billion, which is about $500,000 larger than when he left.
Under his contract, Mr. Boesch will receive severance pay of three and half months salary, provided he has not yet accepted a job elsewhere by Dec. 31, 2011. The county will also pay for his health insurance until April 30, 2012, again provided that he is unemployed until Dec. 31.