Job Details

City Manager
City of Glendale, CA
Job Description

City of Glendale California

City Manager
Annual salary range: Competitive DOE DOQ
The city offers an excellent benefits package.
Application deadline: Friday, February 5, 2021.

Under the direction of City Council, the City Manager acts as the Chief Executive Officer of the City, directing, planning, and organizing all administrative activities of the City. This includes development of goals, objectives, policies and procedures, as well as enforcing and administering the charter, municipal code and ordinances governing the City.

The ideal candidate will be an innovative, ethical, and confident leader with a record of professional accomplishments that demonstrate his/her ability to effectively lead a large and diverse public organization. A proven record in project management, strategic planning and sound fiscal management skills are essential. This challenging position requires a strong, visionary leader committed to quality improvement, customer service and performance management. The qualified candidate will be able to negotiate challenging political waters, while remaining focused on organizational goals, managing a strong executive team, and working with a passionate and involved city council. A background working with diverse communities, environmental and sustainability projects, land use and development, and working in a full-service city are all highly desired. A bachelor’s degree in public administration, business, public finance or a related field AND ten (10) years of highly responsible administrative or executive-level experience in public sector employment including principles and procedures of municipal management and budgeting for government programs is required. A master’s degree is preferred.

With a population of approximately 205,000 residents, Glendale is the fourth largest city in Los Angeles County. It is located northeast of Los Angeles in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains and is traversed by the Golden State (5), Glendale (2), Ventura (134) and Foothill (210) freeways; and the Hollywood Burbank Airport is minutes away. Glendale is one of the most livable cities in Southern California, with excellent well-established suburbs, a walkable downtown mixed-use district, a top-rated school system, and numerous parks and recreational facilities located all within the 31.5 square miles of the City. The City enjoys a mild climate with an average high temperature of 77 degrees and average rainfall of almost 18 inches per year.

Glendale was incorporated in 1906 and is a charter city operating under a council-manager form of government. The five Council members are elected at large to four-year staggered terms. The Mayor, a member of the Council, is selected from among its own members, and serves a one-year term. Other elected officials are the City Clerk and the City Treasurer. The City Manager and the City Attorney are appointed by the City Council.

To be considered, please submit a resume (reflecting years and months of positions held, as well as size of past organizations), cover letter and a list of five work-related references (who will not be contacted in the early stages of the recruitment) by applying here:

For more information about this recruitment, please contact:

Frank Rojas
CPS HR Consulting

To view an online brochure for this position visit:
City of Glendale California website:

The City of Glendale California is an equal opportunity employer.

Job Details
Job Function:
Chief Administrator (City, County, Town Manager)
City of Glendale
613 E Broadway
Glendale, CA 91206-4308
United States
Population: 193,111
Form of Government: Council-Manager

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