A veteran state fiscal manager was named director of administration on Monday by Gov. Brian Sandoval.
Jeff Mohlenkamp is currently deputy director for Support Services at the Department of Corrections, in charge of that agency's budget and fiscal management. Prior to that, he was chief fiscal officer with the Division of Mental Health and Disabled Services.
"With more than 20 years of experience in state government, Jeff's depth and breadth of experience across several agencies will be a strong asset to both my office and the department as a whole," said Sandoval in announcing the appointment.
He said Mohlenkamp will officially take over in administration July 11.
Until then, deputy Budget Director Stephanie Day will serve as interim director.
His first major task there will be to implement the expansion and reorganization of the department, which will take over the Department of Information Technology and Personnel as well as parts of what was the Department of Cultural Affairs effective Oct. 1.
Andrew Clinger left Friday to become Reno city manager.
Effective July 1, the director of administration is paid $124,528. That total includes the 2.5 percent salary reduction imposed by the governor and Legislature. It does not include the additional 2.3 percent cut resulting from the six unpaid furlough days each year, which are calculated at each employee's hourly rate after the 2.5 percent reduction.
Sandoval credited Mohlenkamp with improving the management of overtime within corrections, and closure of the biomass plant. At MHDS, he was responsible for overseeing 13 budget accounts totaling more than $320 million a year with 1,900 employees, management of Medicaid and Medicare revenues totaling well over $2 billion a year, among other functions.
Prior to that, he worked in the executive branch internal audit division and at the Nevada Gaming Control board.
In addition, Sandoval made permanent his interim choices for three other major departments. Chris Perry will be director of Public Safety, Greg Cox director of the Department of Corrections and Jim Barabee director of the Department of Agriculture.