Suzanne Salichs, an assistant administrator for Pasco County, has resigned for personal reasons after taking the job 18 months ago.
Salichs gave her resignation Feb. 18 but said she will stay on the job until County Administrator Michele Baker finds a replacement. Baker is interviewing candidates now.
Salichs, who earns $108,150 yearly, is the public services administrator in charge of animal services, community development, elderly nutrition, libraries, parks and recreation and public transportation. She replaced Dan Johnson, who retired last year.
"I'm leaving it as personal. I have a lot of family obligations," said Salichs, who plans to return to the Miami area. She previously worked at an administrative job at Miami-Dade County.
"People here are so kind. We have an amazing group of people in Pasco," she said. "I will really miss the people here."