The county's deputy director of public works has been appointed to head the General Services Agency, officials announced Tuesday.
Paul Ruffin, a 22-year Ventura County employee, fills the slot vacated by John Johnston, who ran the agency since 1998.
Last month, supervisors chose Johnston as the county's chief administrative officer. Johnston began his new duties Monday.
As agency director, Ruffin will run the parks department and services, including maintenance, housekeeping and risk management. He will oversee 270 employees and a budget of $81 million.