Under the direction of the City Council, the City Manager will serve as the Chief Executive Officer of the City and be the key staff advisor to the City Council. The City Manager will be expected to implement policies as directed by the City Council and enforce all municipal laws and regulations for the benefit of the community.
The ideal candidate will have excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills. In addition, he/she should have knowledge of: Federal and State laws, rules and regulations regarding local government operations as well as the principles and procedures of municipal organizations. The candidate should have the ability to analyze trends (problems and opportunities) and develop long range plans in consideration; effectively supervise subordinate personnel; establish and maintain effective working relationships; foster teamwork and stakeholder buy-in; lead and gain the cooperation of the City Council, officials, employees, and the public; and ensure outstanding customer service is delivered by the organization.
A bachelor's degree in business or public administration, or a related field is required. A master's degree in a related field is beneficial.
The ideal candidate has significant experience in municipal finance, economic development, employee/labor relations, and has worked as a City Manager or Assistant City Manager in a municipality with comparable demographics and services. California municipal experience is preferred.