Pasco County commissioners approved the appointment of Paula Baracaldo for the newly created position of director of support services, effective Jan. 1.
Baracaldo will receive an annual salary of $105,000.
The position results from a county departmental reorganization, prompted by Pasco’s growth over the past years. COVID-19 also is adding to the demands for services.
Baracaldo’s new position is part of the public services branch. She currently serves as chief of staff for Pasco County Administrator Dan Biles.
Baracaldo primarily will have oversight of the veterans services and the fiscal services divisions, formerly part of the community services department.
She also will support other executive functions within the public services branch.
Baracaldo is a public certified manager. She holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of South Florida in political science and international studies, and a master’s degree in public policy and administration from Northwestern University.
Published December 16, 2020