Job Details

City Manager
City of Encinitas, CA
Job Description

The City of Encinitas is seeking qualified applicants to serve as City Manager of this wonderful beachside community in dynamic northern San Diego County. Incorporated in 1986, Encinitas is a General Law city operating under the Council-Manager form of government. The City Council consists of a Mayor elected at-large and four City Council Members elected by district. The Mayor serves a two-year term and Council Members are elected on staggered four-year terms. The Deputy Mayor is selected each year by a majority vote of the City Council. With approximately 242 full-time City and San Dieguito Water District employees, the City provides a full range of services including fire and paramedic services, marine safety, development services, street maintenance and construction, water and wastewater, parks beaches and trails, and recreation. Law enforcement services are provided through a contract with the San Diego County Sheriff. The General Fund operating budget for FY 2019-20 is $69.5 million and $71.9 million for FY 2020-21. Candidates should have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. A master’s degree in public or business administration and hands on experience as a city manager, assistant city manager, or department head in a community of similar size and complexity is highly desirable. Critical skills and experience include a strong budget and finance background, experience working in a California coastal community, and the ability to communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in written form.

Competitive salary DOQ, with an excellent benefits package, including CalPERS retirement (“Classic” CalPERS members receive the 2% at age 60 retirement formula, with 7% PERS contribution paid by employee. “New” CalPERS members receive 2% at 62 retirement formula with 50% of normal cost paid by employee).

Candidates are encouraged to apply by Friday, June 19, 2020. Electronic submittals are strongly preferred. Email compelling cover letter, comprehensive resume, and five professional references to Confidential inquiries welcomed to Dave Morgan, Ralph Andersen & Associates, at (916) 630-4900. Detailed brochure available at

Job Details
DOQ, Including CalPERS retirement
Job Function:
Chief Administrator (City, County, Town Manager)
Position Type:
Full Time
No preference
City of Encinitas
505 S Vulcan Ave
Encinitas, CA 92024-3633
United States
Population: 60,400
Form of Government: Council-Manager

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