The successful candidate will be an experienced public sector Manager, able to work successfully with the community, City Council, and employee population. He/She will
be enthusiastic about the community and the initiative of the City, inspiring the same in others. A skilled communicator and listener, the new City Manager must have a “down to earth” style, while being sophisticated in addressing the City’s challenges. A proven leader,
he/she will be a champion of the City, effectively marketing Los Alamitos to existing and potential businesses, and maintaining high morale among the City’s workforce.
DESIRABLE EXPERIENCE AND ATTRIBUTES:
The position requires a variety of attributes which are characteristic of a seasoned and professional public Manager. Excellent interpersonal skills are critical to the position. An ability to accomplish work through others and to motivate, train and inspire the City’s
workforce is an essential element for the successful growth, development and prosperity of the City. The position requires a proven track-record in public management with a minimum of five years of experience as a Chief Executive or Assistant in a full service public agency. A Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration, Political Science or closely related field is required and a Master’s Degree is highly desirable.
KEY PROJECTS AND OBJECTIVES:
Work with the City’s Budget Standing Committee, City Council, and Executive Team to develop a long-term Fiscal Sustainability Plan and identify strategies to reduce the City’s unfunded pension liability.
Identify opportunities and strategies for funding the City’s facilities and infrastructure needs.
Determine next steps to move the Civic Center Complex project forward.
Work with the challenges of State requirements for California cities to comply with housing legislation.
Continue the positive relationship with the Joint Forces Training Base, Los Alamitos Unified School District, Non-Profit groups, surrounding cities, and the community.
Implement State mandated Organic Waste Program.
Work with the challenges Orange County cities have to comply with homeless requirements.
Work with Executive Staff to identify individual departments’ issues, short-term and long-term goals, employee retention, and succession.
Work with local businesses to identify future growth and any issues that the City might be able to assist with.
Michael S. Daudt
Woodruff, Spradlin & Smart
555 Anton Blvd., Suite 1200
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Deadline is September 30, 2019. Send applications to City Attorney’s office. email@example.com or 714-415-1059