Fred Branca was named the county's interim chief financial officer. He replaces Gary Burton, who is retiring Thursday.
Branca has worked for the county since 1973 in a number of positions at the auditor-controller's office, General Services Agency, county administrative office and Social Services Agency. He will continue at an annual salary of $136,780.
The county's Human Resources Department plans to hire a consulting firm to find a permanent replacement for Burton. Board Chairman Tom Wilson said a permanent CFO probably will not be hired until the end of the summer.