City Manager

City of Artesia, CA

The City Council of Artesia, in Los Angeles County, is seeking an energetic and enthusiastic professional to join this organization. This talented professional will be an effective hands-on manager for a staff of 26 full-time employees and 11 part-time employees with a General Fund budget of $11.3 million. Ideally, the top candidate will be a generalist with emphasis on community development, complemented by a strong working knowledge of finance, revenue generation, and quality customer service. The selected City Manager will also need to have an inclusive management style combined with a hands-on approach to day-to-day operations.

Requires a Bachelor's degree from an accredited university or college in public administration, political science, economics, finance, urban planning, or a closely related field is required. An advanced degree is preferred, including 10 years of progressively responsible municipal management experience. This is an ideal position for an energetic and high-energy, mid-career professional to assume the top position in a municipal organization. Candidates with applicable experience in a comparable size organization are encouraged to apply. Experience working with an engaged elected body is strongly desired. All highly qualified candidates from existing City Manager to aspiring professional are strongly encouraged to apply. The City Council will consider a broad spectrum of talented individuals with a preference for municipal service in a contract City in California. The full City Council will be actively involved with Ralph Andersen & Associates in the initial screening and evaluation of resumes to determine the appropriate match of professional experience and education.

Interested candidates should apply by submitting a compelling cover letter, comprehensive résumé, and 5 professional references via email to: no later than August 1, 2022. Confidential inquiries should be directed to Mr. Fred Wilson, Ralph Andersen & Associates, at (916) 630-4900. Detailed brochure available at

How to Apply

Application Deadline
Submit cover letter and resume to by August 1, 2022.

Job Details

Job Function
Chief Administrator (City, County, Town Manager)

City of Artesia


18747 Clarkdale Ave
Artesia, CA 90701-5816
United States

Form of Government


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