City Manager

City of Irvine, CA

Job Details

  • Job Function: Chief Administrator (City/County Manager)
  • Credential: Required
  • Salary: The successful candidate will receive a highly competitive salary up to $313,414, dependent on qualifications with an excellent benefits package, including CalPERS retirement.
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Population: 266,122
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  • Where: One Civic Center Plaza, Irvine, CA
  • Form of Government: Council-Manager

Post Date: Mar 15 2018

Deadline: Apr 16 2018

Candidates are encouraged to apply by April 16, 2018. The review of resumes by Ralph Andersen & Associates will begin following the closing date. Electronic submittals are strongly preferred to and should include a compelling cover letter, comprehensive resume, and five professional references. Confidential inquiries welcomed to Mr. Lamont Ewell at (916) 630-4900.


The City of Irvine invites applications for an exceptional opportunity to join one of the most prestigious, award-winning cities in the country. Recognized for the premier quality of life it offers its citizens, the City of Irvine is seeking an experienced, respected professional to help lead this first-class community.
Incorporated in 1971, Irvine is a culturally diverse and fully integrated city of more than 250,000 residents with a 2017/18 FY General Fund budget of $191.9 million, and a workforce of approximately 1200 FTEs. Irvine’s city government provides an array of municipal services through the following Departments: City Manager’s Office, Administrative Services, Community Services, Public Works, Community Development, Transportation, and Police. Fire and Emergency services are provided through a contractual agreement with the Orange County Fire Authority.
The City Manager is accountable for providing strong leadership while modeling core values and guiding principles of integrity, pride, trust, and respect within a complex, customer service centric organization. Experience in local government with at least five years of senior level executive management experience is strongly preferred. Prior or current experience as a City Manager, Assistant City Manager, or a combination of public and private sector executive experience will be considered favorably. California experience is a plus.

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