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Town of Avon, CO | Town Manager

City of Murrieta | Finance Manager

City of Martinez | City Manager

Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) / Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) | Executive Director

Schools Excess Liability Fund (SELF) | Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

City of Costa Mesa | City Manager

City of Maywood | City Manager

El Dorado Transit Authority | Executive Director

City of Oakland | Assistant City Administrator

City of Port Hueneme |  Deputy City Manager

City of Portola | City Manager

Southern California Association of Governments | Executive Director

City of Tulare | City Manager

City of Rialto | City Administrator

City of Fresno | Assistant Director of Transportation

City of Fremont | Senior Deputy City Attorney

City of La Quinta | City Manager

City of Palm Desert | Assistant City Manager

Engineering Contractors’ Association | Executive Director


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City of Ventura | City Manager

The City of Ventura is seeking a City Manager who has a can-do attitude, is an experienced public administrator, and adept at fiscal management, budget development and municipal operations.    The ideal candidate will be available, responsive, resilient, energetic, engaging and action oriented.  The incumbent will also be a strategic, performance-based organizational leader who demonstrates confidence balanced with humility and empathy for others.  The City Manager will create and support an organizational culture that embraces diversity, is change agile and fosters creativity.  The ideal candidate will be an inspirational leader who knows how to empower and motivate others, and recognizes the importance of building relationships and getting involved in the community.

For more information please see the complete recruitment brochure: https://wbrowncreative.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/City-Manager-Ventura-BROCHURE-FINAL-II.pdf

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Town of Avon, CO | Town Manager

The Town of Avon is seeking a new Town Manager with executive level management experience to provide strong leadership and strategic vision to its municipal government. The Town operates under the Council/Manager form of government. Reporting to the seven member Town Council, the ideal candidate must be a dynamic leader and collaborative member of the Town’s senior management team.

Avon, Colorado, is a year-round mountain resort community and the gateway to the world-renowned Beaver Creek Resort. Located on Interstate 70, two hours west of Denver and only eight miles west of Vail, Colorado, Avon is an unpretentious, small town that connects the shared values of both its residents and visitors creating a one-of-a-kind place to visit, work, grow a business, raise a family and play in a spectacular outdoor setting.

With 6,500 year-round residents, plus another 3,500 part-time residents, Avon offers those looking for vibrant and inspiring Rocky Mountain experiences a comfortable community to recreate and enjoy the vast and rich cultural offerings of the region.

The Town of Avon, incorporated in 1978, is located in Eagle County, and sits seventeen miles east of the Town of Eagle. The Town provides free bus transportation services within the Town and offers, in funding partnership with East West Partners, a high-speed gondola that provides direct access to Beaver Creek Resort. Avon is also served by the Eagle County Regional Transit Authority which provides bus service throughout Eagle County.

Ten (10) departments provide comprehensive community services, with 90 full-time staff and a part-time, seasonal and temporary staff that varies between 20 to 50 staff, depending on the season. Those departments include Fleet, Public Works, Mobility, Police, Recreation, Community Development, General Government, Engineering, Finance and Human Resources.

More information here.

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City of Murrieta | Finance Manager

SALARY: $97,341 – $118,319 Annually

COMMUNITY

The City of Murrieta, located in southwest Riverside County, was incorporated under the general laws of the State of California on July 1, 1991 and currently supports a population of approximately 114,000 residents. While offering affordable housing and high quality schools, the City represents a blend of dynamic growth amid the traditional values of a historic rural community dating back to the 1890’s. Every resident and employee of the City has the opportunity to be an integral part in shaping the Murrieta of today, and, more important, the Murrieta of tomorrow.

DEFINITION

Under general direction, plans, organizes, and manages the staff and operations of the Finance Division including financial transaction analysis, reporting, and record-keeping; performs professional accounting work to ensure regulatory compliance with governmental accounting standards; maintains and administers the City’s accounting system; manages the effective use of division resources to improve organizational productivity and customer service; provides highly complex and responsible support to the Administrative Services Director in areas of expertise; and performs related work as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Equivalent to a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in accounting, finance, business or public administration, or a related field and five (5) years of management or administrative experience preferably in a municipal setting, of which two (2) years should be in a management capacity.

FILING DEADLINE

This position is open until the needs of the City have been met. Applicants are encouraged to apply immediately. For additional information and to apply online, please visit www.MurrietaCA.gov.

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City of Martinez | City Manager

The City of Martinez, with a population of approximately 36,700, is located along the Sacramento and San Joaquin rivers in the central part of Contra Costa County. As one of California’ first towns, Martinez retains a strong sense of history and family. One of the unique aspects of Martinez is its architecture. Many of the downtown shops still retain their early 20th Century look and charm, with some homes dating back more than 125 years. We welcome you to see for yourself all that Martinez has to offer!

Martinez is seeking an experienced, proven executive that is comfortable working in a team environment and exercising sound, independent judgment. The City Manager provides direction
and oversight for the department
heads in addition to ongoing
responsibilities that include managing
the budget, preparing Council meeting
agendas and reports, initiating and
implementing opportunities to
enhance municipal service delivery, making improvements to city infrastructure, and striving for continuous improvement
in all core City functions.

The new City Manager must be experienced in municipal finance and maintaining a sustainable financial structure. Prior experience as a City Manager, Assistant/Deputy City Manager, or as an Executive Director of a complex public sector organization is preferred. A Bachelor’s degree in a related field is essential and an MS/MA/MPA/MBA is highly desirable. The salary for this position is open and negotiable, commensurate with qualifications. To be considered, please visit the Avery Associates Career Portal at www.averyassoc.net/current-searches/ to upload your letter of interest, resume and contact information including email addresses for five work-related references to Bill Avery by November 26, 2018.

Bill Avery or Bill Lopez
Avery Associates
3½ N. Santa Cruz Ave., Suite A
Los Gatos, CA 95030
E-mail: jobs@averyassoc.net

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Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) / Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) | Executive Director

Annual salary: Negotiable DOQ DOE
Application Deadline: Open until filled.
The first review of resumes will take place on Monday, November 12, 2018

This is an exceptional opportunity to play a leadership role in creating a more diverse, equitable, affordable, sustainable and economically vibrant Bay Area.

MTC and ABAG serve as the RTPA and MPO and comprehensive regional planning agency and Council of Governments for the nine counties and 101 cities and towns of the San Francisco Bay Region respectively. Although still acting under separate governance structures, per a memorandum of understanding, the organizations consolidated staffs under one executive director in 2017.

An exceptional leader with an unflappable presence and the ability to respond to the region’s challenges both strategically and tactically is sought. Ideal candidates possess strong analytical skills, sound decision-making abilities and respected business practices. The next Executive Director must possess a strong understanding of transportation funding and project delivery; familiarity with regional transportation and land use planning principles associated with demographics, air quality, affordable and market rate housing and housing demand, and natural resource protection; and, knowledge of the diverse issues facing urban, suburban, and rural areas. Background experience in Council of Government environments will be looked upon favorably. A master’s degree is desirable.

To be considered for this exceptional career opportunity, submit your cover letter with resume (reflecting years and months of employment, as well as size of staff and budgets you have managed), and a list of six work-related references (two supervisors, two direct reports and two colleagues) by applying on our website: https://secure.cpshr.us/escandidate/JobDetail?ID=398

Pam Derby
CPS HR Consulting
Ph: 916-263-1401

To view an online brochure for this position visit: www.cpshr.us
Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) website: www.mtc.ca.gov
Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) website: www.abag.ca.gov

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Port of San Francisco | Maritime Director

The Port of San Francisco is seeking a highly qualified and dynamic professional to lead the Port’s Maritime Division as Maritime Director. This position is responsible for business development and retention, marketing and operations, and overall administration of the Port’s maritime programs. The Maritime Division cultivates a wide array of maritime industries at the Port, including cruise and cargo shipping, ship repair, commercial and sport fishing, ferries and excursions, recreational marinas, and other harbor services. The Maritime Director is responsible for attracting, retaining, and growing maritime businesses at the Port, creating marketing and business plans, and implementing effective programs in the areas of planning and environmental regulation, real estate and development, management, and operations, as they relate to the Port’s mission. A Bachelor’s degree is required; Master’s degree is a plus. Ten years of port-related or maritime experience, including leading teams comprised of multiple disciplines is required. Experience should also include business development, assessing operational needs, enhancements to facilities, responding to governmental and regulatory mandates, and customer service. The annual salary range is up to $191,308, with flexible benefit plans.

Interested candidates should apply immediately by submitting a comprehensive resume and compelling cover letter to apply@ralphandersen.com. Confidential inquiries are welcomed to Heather Renschler at (916) 630-4900. Detailed brochure available at www.ralphandersen.com/jobs/deputy-director-maritime-port-san-francisco/.

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Schools Excess Liability Fund (SELF) | Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Annual salary range: negotiable and competitive 
SELF offers an exceptional benefits package.
Application Deadline: Open until filled.
The initial review of resumes will take place on Monday, December 24, 2018.

This an exceptional opportunity for an experienced, hands-on leader to continue and enhance the efforts of this exemplary insurance pool to provide outstanding service to its member agencies. Reporting to the Board of Directors, the CEO is responsible for directing the activities of the organization; performing risk management related functions, ensuring appropriate retention levels for self-insured pooled programs, evaluation and recommendation of procedures for loss control programs and risk retention/transfer; analyzing and interpreting the financial condition and recommending corrective action to ensure current and future financial stability; formulating policies and procedures for adoption by the Board, and providing proactive leadership and guidance on agency programs; engaging in a proactive legislation program; representing SELF before the media and various public agencies.

Located in Sacramento, the Capital of California, SELF (a not-for-profit, joint powers authority) is one of the largest and most successful, financially sound pools in the nation providing excess liability coverage to public educational agencies throughout California to protect California’s schools from the devastation of a catastrophic loss.

Candidates should have experience at a senior management level that demonstrates a strong background and knowledge of liability and workers’ compensation insurance markets and insurance pooling, risk management, finance, claims management, and business development; combined with superior leadership and strategic planning skills. Direct experience with insurance and risk management programs is mandatory. Experience working in or managing a joint powers agency (JPA) or other public agency is highly desirable.

To be considered for this exceptional opportunity, please submit an electronic version of your resume (including dates of employment plus staff and budgets managed), compelling cover letter, the names of six professional references (two each of current or former: supervisors, direct reports, and colleagues), and no more than one page response to the Supplemental Question listed below to: https://secure.cpshr.us/escandidate/JobDetail?ID=411

Supplemental Question: Please describe your experience managing insurance and risk management programs, including the development and implementation of effective/creative strategies to ensure your agency’s future stability within this industry.

For more information contact:

Jill Engelmann
CPS HR Consulting
Tel: 916-471-3377

To view an online brochure for this position visit: www.cpshr.us/search
Schools Excess Liability Fund (SELF) website: www.selfjpa.org

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City of Cupertino | City Manager

The City Council in the City of Cupertino is conducting an executive search for an experienced public sector executive to become the next City Manager. This is an outstanding opportunity for an engaged professional to provide leadership, strong management, and transparency to a well-resourced city with talented staff. The City Manager is also responsible for the annual City general fund budget of approximately $150 million and staff of approximately 200. This position requires 10 years or more of progressively responsible administrative or staff experience in municipal government, preferably in California. Bachelor’s degree is required; Master’s degree or advanced degree is preferred. Salary will be dependent on qualifications with a high value placed on the level of responsibilities for this executive position. Outgoing City Manager has a base salary of $281,274. Employment agreement may include moving/relocation and housing assistance.

Interested candidates should apply by submitting cover letter and comprehensive resume to Ralph Andersen & Associates at apply@ralphandersen.com no later than Monday, February 18, 2019. Confidential inquiries are welcomed to Heather Renschler at (916) 630-4900. Detailed brochure available at www.ralphandersen.com/jobs/city-manager-cupertino-ca/.

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City of Costa Mesa | City Manager

On behalf of the City of Costa Mesa (Population 114,000), Ralph Andersen & Associates invites applications for this exceptional career opportunity. Widely recognized for its high-quality of life, the City of Costa Mesa is seeking an experienced, respected professional to help lead this wonderful, first-class community. The successful candidate must be a professional with integrity, outstanding judgment and management skills. The ideal candidate will also need to be energetic, self-confident, and have an open, approachable personal style. He or she must be able to provide leadership that will inspire, motivate, and empower staff and department heads to achieve the City Council’s goals for the City.

This position requires a Bachelor’s degree in Public or Business Administration or other relevant discipline. A Master’s degree is preferred. A minimum of at least 7 years of senior level executive management experience is strongly preferred. A combination of public and private sector experience will be considered favorably. California experience is desirable, but not required. The City is offering a salary up to $249,864 annually and will be DOQ. As a condition of employment, all new employees are required to enroll and participate in the direct deposit program. The City offers an attractive benefits package.

Candidates are encouraged to apply by March 4, 2019 and should email a compelling cover letter, comprehensive resume, and five professional references to apply@ralphandersen.com. Confidential inquiries are welcomed to P. Lamont Ewell, Ralph Andersen & Associates, at (916) 630-4900. Detailed brochure available at www.ralphandersen.com.

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City of Maywood | City Manager

The City of Maywood is located in Los Angeles County and invites applications for the position of City Manager.  The City is seeking a strong and decisive leader who enjoys working in a challenging environment and who can hit the ground running.   The City Council is committed to being a positive change agent and desires a City Manager who can assist with this endeavor.  The ideal candidate would be a well-rounded executive with knowledge in all areas of municipal operations and with a management style that can foster trust and respect and build a culture of transparency and partnership within and outside of the organization.

The position requires a Bachelor’s degree and a Master’s degree is highly desirable.  The City desires a candidate with prior experience as a City Manager, Assistant City Manager or other position of leadership in government who can demonstrate that he or she has the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary for a City Manager.  Bilingual capabilities with fluency in writing and speaking Spanish is highly desirable.

Candidates are encouraged to apply by March 12, 2019 and should email a cover letter and resume to maywoodrecruit@rwglaw.com.  Questions or inquiries are welcomed to contact the City Attorney at maywoodrecruit@rwglaw.com.   The detailed brochure is available at www.cityofmaywood.com or by emailing a request to the City Attorney at the email address listed.

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El Dorado Transit Authority | Executive Director

Salary: $115,398.40 – $154,668.80 Annually (7 Steps) Salary Negotiable

Deadline: 03/13/2019 4 P.M. PST

El Dorado County is rich in diverse communities, activities and agricultural resources. U.S. Highway 50 is the backbone transportation facility in El Dorado County and is the primary transportation corridor. The climate, geography, agriculture, recreation, and historical richness make it a highly acclaimed destination and an outstanding place to work and live.

The Ideal Candidate: The Executive Director serves as a strategic role within the operations of transit services. The ideal candidate will have strong leadership abilities, enabling them to interact internally and externally with all stakeholders. A successful candidate must be able to implement and direct daily transit activities to ensure the agency is providing safe, on-time and customer friendly service to the public. The next Executive Director will be a leader who can guide and collaborate with agency staff, partner agencies, community leaders and support agency objectives

Minimum Job Requirements: Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be:

Equivalent to a bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university with major course work in business or public administration, transportation planning or administration with related field and five (5) years of increasingly responsible experience in public transit transportation planning, operations or administrative work. Please visit our website at https://eldoradotransit.com/careers/ for complete job description, required application and additional details about this recruit.

Interested persons should submit the required application, a resume, and addenda not exceeding two pages, which address the following:

  1. Experience with executive level management of a transit operation including policy development, type of service (contract, directly-operated, rural, urban, etc.), managing transit-related capital projects and funding strategies for operations and capital projects.
  2. Significant roles held in your organization (s). Include the size of the organization, level of authority, number of people supervised and level of responsibility regarding budget preparation and management.

Final Filing Date for applications is 03/13/19 at 4:00 P.M. PST

Attach application with resume, addenda and submit entire packet via mail, email or fax to:

El Dorado County Transit Authority
6565 Commerce Way
Diamond Springs, CA 95619

Phone: 530-642-5383 ext. 209
Fax: 530-622-2877

Email: mharris@eldoradotransit.com

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City of Oakland | Assistant City Administrator

Progressive city seeks exceptional leader to become Assistant City Administrator

The City of Oakland (pop. 420,000) a diverse and vibrant city, with over 4,000 FTE’s, 15 departments/offices and a total annual budget of $1.4 billion, is looking for an innovative, high achieving leader who is a proven municipal executive with exceptional general management expertise. The Assistant City Administrator (ACA) will be a forward-thinking problem-solver committed to values of transparency, collaboration, racial equity and inclusion. The successful candidate will join a top-notch executive team committed to providing excellent services to the entire Oakland Community. Visit www2.oaklandnet.com for more information on the City of Oakland  

The successful candidate will report to the City Administrator and work closely with elected officials and the community. The ACA will provide guidance and support to a portfolio of city departments, participate in establishing models of performance excellence, and represent the City Administrator, Mayor and Council on boards and committees.   The Assistant City Administrator will mentor staff, lead strategic and operational planning, enhance citywide performance management systems to achieve the Mayor’s and Council’s strategic outcomes.

Competitive candidates will have demonstrated experience in organizational development, broad municipal management skills and experience, solid people and financial management skills, commitment to civic engagement and passion for public service. Proven ability working in a sophisticated, dynamic, and demanding urban city with significant leadership and management skills are essential.

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in Public or Business Administration or a closely related field and a minimum of eight years of progressively responsible executive management experience is required.

The Assistant City Administrator recruitment is being conducted by The Hawkins Company (search consultants).  They will review all written materials submitted, and will screen and evaluate candidates. Only the most highly qualified candidates will be invited to participate in an on-site interview.  Interested and qualified individual are invited to submit a resume and cover letter, outing the highlights of their career, significant and relevant accomplishments, and why they are interested, electronically to Ms. Tisa Jones; tisa@thehawkinscompany.com .  Resumes received by March 15, 2019 will receive first consideration. The position is open until filled.  Profile available at www.thehawkinscompany.com  

The Hawkins Company
8939 S. Sepulveda Blvd., #110-216
Los Angeles, CA 90045
www.thehawkinscompany.com

Confidential inquiries are encouraged and should be directed to Ms. Brett Byers at 323-403-8279, brett@thehawkinscompany.com or Mr. Bill Hawkins at 310-348-8800. bill@thehawkinscompany.com  

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City of Port Hueneme | Deputy City Manager

The City of Port Hueneme (pronounced “Wy-nee’mee”) is a charming, friendly and relaxed seaside community in Ventura County, California.  Visitors quickly find that the quality of life in Port Hueneme is one-of-a-kind. Those who live or work here benefit from the City’s small town atmosphere, affordable housing, temperate climate, clean air, low crime, quality education and recreation. Residents consistently cite the high quality of life offered due to planned development, excellent public facilities and responsive city services as being primary reasons for choosing to live in the City.

The Deputy City Manager is a critical and highly visible leader on the Executive Management team, supporting the City Manager and City Council in creating a desirable community that provides high quality of life services built on a solid economic foundation. The Deputy City Manager will provide leadership through collaboration, teamwork and active involvement in the management of the City government, with the goal of continuing to build a strong and vibrant community in the “Friendly City by the Sea.” The Deputy City Manager has primary responsibility for assisting the City Manager in overseeing the day-to-day operations of the City, providing expert advice and assistance to the City Manager, the City Council, department heads and senior managers.  The specific duties for the Deputy City Manager can be tailored to the background and interests of the selected candidate, but it is anticipated that human resources, risk management, organizational development, budget and financial analysis, public information and oversight of the City Clerk and information technology functions will be core areas of responsibility. The candidate should expect to become very involved in the community.

The ideal candidate will possess a leadership style and value system that embodies ethics, integrity and an uncompromising dedication to public service, the employees and the community. The successful candidate will be an effective and seasoned public sector manager and administrator who creates and maintains an environment of mutual respect and transparency with an ability to develop consensus and credibility though strong relationships. A BS/BA in a related field is essential and an MS/MA/ MPA/MBA is ideal. The current salary range is $118,020 to $153,426 annually, DOQ. To be considered, please visit the Avery Associates Career Portal at www.averyassoc.net/current-searches/ to upload your letter of interest, resume and contact information including email addresses for five work-related references to Bill Avery by March 29, 2019.

Bill Avery or Bill Lopez
Avery Associates
3½ N. Santa Cruz Ave., Suite A
Los Gatos, CA 95030
E-mail: jobs@averyassoc.net

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City of Portola | City Manager

Salary Range $80,000-105,000
Includes excellent benefit package

Located in Plumas County, west of Reno, Nevada, the City of Portola (pop. 2,104) is a full service city.  The City is currently seeking a strong leader and experienced manager to provide effective leadership while coordinating the activities of a municipal organization. The City wishes to attract personable candidates who can assist the City Council with the vision to move the City forward, is accessible to all, and is knowledgeable about managing a small city with a competent staff.  Desirable qualities of the new City Manager include experience with economic development, community engagement, experience dealing with municipal finance and knowledge of city and utility operations.

Any combination of education and experience that has provided the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary for a City Manager is qualifying. A Bachelor’s degree in public or business administration or a related field is required with a Master’s degree preferred, and at least 5 years of progressively responsible local government experience.  Additional local government experience may be considered by the City for the educational requirement.

Call Leslie Chrysler, Interim City Manager at 530-832-6800 for more information or to request an application form and recruitment brochure.  The application form and brochure may also be obtained on-line at www.ci.portola.ca.us .  City application, cover letter and resume must be received by the City of Portola by 5:00 p.m. on Monday April 1, 2019. The application, cover letter and resume may be mailed to:

Leslie Chrysler, Interim City Manager
City of Portola
P.O. Box 1225
35 Third Avenue
Portola, CA 96122

…or sent electronically to l.chrysler@ci.portola.ca.us with the Subject line: City Manager Recruitment

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Southern California Association of Governments | Executive Director

The Southern California Association of Governments represents the country’s largest metropolitan planning organization. The six-county SCAG region includes Imperial, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura Counties, and 191 cities covering 38,000 square miles. The Executive Director reports directly to the Executive Committee (Regional Council Officers and Policy Committee Chairpersons of the Regional Council) and oversees an organization with 145 allocated positions and an annual budget in excess of $72.5 million. The ideal candidate will be a strategic thinker with the ability to guide concepts into action and possess a keen and deep understanding of SCAG’s membership. This position requires significantly responsible managerial and administrative experience in regional, city, county, state or federal administration or planning with at least seven years in a highly responsible leadership and executive management capacity. An advanced degree is strongly preferred. This is a highly compensated executive level (at-will) position that will result in a mutually agreeable and negotiated employment agreement. Starting salary will be DOQ.

Interested candidates should apply immediately by submitting a comprehensive résumé, a compelling cover letter, and a list of professional accomplishments to apply@ralphandersen.com. Confidential inquiries are welcomed to Ms. Heather Renschler or Tom Bacchetti, Ralph Andersen & Associates at (916) 630-4900. Detailed brochure online at www.ralphandersen.com/jobs/executive-director-scag/.

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City of Tulare | City Manager

The City of Tulare is an exceptional community with a population of 65,982, situated in the Central San Joaquin Valley. The City’s mid-state location benefits businesses needing same-day access to key California markets as well as residents seeking recreational opportunities in the beautiful Sierra Nevada Mountains to the east and the spectacular coastline to the west. Tulare is well known for its volunteerism and community spirit. The City has an excellent rapport with its citizenry and is currently undergoing positive growth. Tulare also has an attractive housing market with exceptionally priced quality homes. Tulare is a city challenging itself to provide new opportunities for all who call it home.

Tulare is seeking an experienced, proven executive that is comfortable working in a team environment and exercising sound, independent judgment. The City Manager provides direction 
and oversight for the department 
heads in addition to ongoing
 responsibilities that include managing 
the budget, preparing Council meeting
 agendas and reports, initiating and 
implementing opportunities to
 enhance municipal service delivery, making improvements to city infrastructure, and striving for continuous improvement 
in all core City functions. The successful candidate should have a facilitative, open and flexible style and understand the importance of motivating a dedicated staff with value-driven goals and objectives. The ability to anticipate issues, work in a collaborative, team environment and provide solutions will be critical for success.

Appointed by the City Council, the selected candidate will have extensive experience in executive roles in a public agency, such as City Manager, Assistant City Manager, department head or similar position; demonstrated experience in preparing and administering budgets in a public agency setting; and, excellent written and oral communication skills. The successful candidate will possess a Bachelor’s degree in public/business administration, finance administration, economics or a related field. There is a strong desire on the part of the City Council that the City Manager resides in the community. The salary range for this position will be $159,394 – $193,743 annually, DOQ. To be considered, please visit the Avery Associates Career Portal at www.averyassoc.net/current-searches/ to upload your letter of interest, resume and contact information including email addresses for five work-related references to Bill Avery by March 29, 2019.

Bill Avery or Bill Lopez
Avery Associates
3½ N. Santa Cruz Ave., Suite A
Los Gatos, CA 95030
E-mail: jobs@averyassoc.net

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City of Rialto | City Administrator

Join a City destined for greatness! The City of Rialto, California invites applications for this exciting career opportunity to serve as its next City Administrator. Widely recognized as a city on the move, the City of Rialto is seeking an energetic, experienced, highly respected professional to lead the day-to-day operations of the organization as it traverses through a well-planned renaissance period. The City is located in San Bernardino County and is comprised of 22.4 square miles and has a culturally diverse population of over 100,000 residents. Rialto is a full-service city with a 2018/19 FY total budget of $212 million and a $91 million general fund, and a workforce of 361 full-time and 34.42 part-time employees.

This position requires a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. A master’s degree in public administration or business administration is preferred but not required. Seven years of increasingly responsible experience in municipal government, including five years of executive management experience. Prior or current experience as a City Administrator, Assistant City Administrator, City Manager or Assistant City Manager, Department Director, or a similar capacity in an engaged, diverse community would be considered a plus. Knowledge of California local government is highly desirable. The City is offering a salary up to $235,000 annually and will be DOQ. The City offers an attractive benefits package including CalPERS retirement.

Candidates are encouraged to apply immediately and prior to April 8, 2019 , and should email a compelling cover letter and comprehensive resume to apply@ralphandersen.com. Confidential inquiries are welcomed to P. Lamont Ewell, Ralph Andersen & Associates, at (916) 630-4900. Detailed brochure available at www.ralphandersen.com.

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City of Fresno | Assistant Director of Transportation

The City is seeking a service and solution oriented person with excellent leadership skills that understands transit operations systems and the impact delivery of service to the community.  The person should have solid history of delivering complex projects on-time and within budget. Ideally, the candidate is an innovative manager who understands how multi-disciplinary collaborative efforts enhance the ability to provide best in class service. The candidate will have a record of straightforward and open communication and a willingness to make effective decisions within the parameters of the position, as well as the ability to effectively manage conflicting perspectives.  

The Department Director is seeking an Assistant Director to serve as a key member of the Department’s executive management team, recognizing this position is a vital element that works together with others to support the Mayor and Council’s vision for the City of Fresno. A background that includes a Bachelor’s Degree (Master’s preferred) in Business Administration or Public Administration from an accredited college or university or degree and five years of progressively responsible experience in managing a large transportation/maintenance department (or an equivalent operation) may be considered qualifying for this position.

The City of Fresno offers an attractive and competitive salary and benefits package. The salary for the Assistant Director is dependent upon qualifications. The hiring range for this position is up to $158,352 annually.

If you are interested in this outstanding opportunity, please apply by April 5, 2019 .

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City of Fremont | Senior Deputy City Attorney

ABOUT US

Fremont is a well-managed innovative city located in the heart of the Bay Area and Silicon Valley. Fremont prides itself on green technology, a low crime rate, great schools and parks, open space, a low unemployment rate, and an incredibly diverse population of 235,000 residents. As a full-service city, Fremont employs 936 regular employees and has a General Fund budget of $205 million dollars. The City Attorney’s Office in Fremont provides legal advice to all City Departments, the City Council and all Boards and Commissions. In addition, the City Attorney’s Office provides risk management services through the Risk Management Division. The Legal Office is staffed by the City Attorney, the Assistant City Attorney, two Senior Deputy City Attorneys, a Law Office Supervisor, and a Paralegal, with the Risk Management Division staff represented by the Risk Manager, Risk Management Technician, and Safety Coordinator. Our staff finds their work challenging, yet rewarding, and most importantly they enjoy the chance to make a difference through public service.

ABOUT THE POSITION

The City of Fremont is seeking to add an exceptional attorney to its City Attorney’s office. We anticipate filling our current opening at the Senior Deputy City Attorney level. However, based on the qualifications of the applicant pool, the position may be filled at the Deputy City Attorney or the Senior Deputy City Attorney level. The City Attorney’s Office consists of five attorneys who work collaboratively together to provide legal advice and opinions to the City Council, City Boards and Commissions, Department Heads and staff.

HOW YOU WILL QUALIFY

You must be an active member of the California State Bar with at least three years of experience for the Deputy level, and six years of experience for the Senior Deputy level. Experience should include time in either a city attorney or other public entity law office or advising municipal clients in private practice.

READY TO APPLY?

To view the complete job announcement and application instructions, visit www.fremont.gov/cityjobs. The first review of applications is Noon, March 29, 2019.

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City of La Quinta | City Manager

The City of La Quinta invites applications for this exciting career opportunity. Widely recognized as a well-managed City and quality of life, the City of La Quinta is seeking high-level, respected professionals who are looking for the opportunity to help lead and support this wonderful, first-class community. The current City Manager is retiring after serving seven very successful years as the City’s Chief Executive. The City of La Quinta (population 41,200 permanent + 15,000 seasonal) is located in the Coachella Valley, nestled between the Santa Rosa and San Bernardino mountains. The City has a 2019/20 operating budget of $51 million and is implementing a $65.0 million Capital Improvement Program, and City operations are supported by 94 staff members. The City’s top three revenue sources are property tax, sales tax, and transient occupancy tax. The successful candidate will be a collaborative, proven leader with a passion for public service and an ability to work with the City Council to maintain and build upon a vibrant vision for La Quinta. Requires a Bachelor’s degree and five years related experience. Candidates must demonstrate significant, progressively responsible management experience and success. Prior experience in a comparable, high quality city/organization and an advanced degree in a related field is desirable. Relative private sector or nonprofit experience is a plus. The salary range for the City Manager position will be negotiated based upon qualifications. The current City Manager’s contract provides a salary of $215,000. Salary is supplemented by a generous benefits package that including CalPERS retirement. Interested candidates should submit a resume, compelling cover letter, and five professional references to apply@ralphandersen.com by April 8, 2019 . Confidential inquiries welcomed to Dave Morgan at 916-630-4900. Detailed brochure available at www.ralphandersen.com.

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City of Palm Desert | Assistant City Manager

The City of Palm Desert is looking for a forward thinking, team leading, professional to join the City’s leadership cadre as Assistant City Manager (ACM). Palm Desert is a thriving, year-round community with the natural beauty, cultural, and recreational amenities of a resort destination. The City’s 115 employees are proud to work for the preservation and growth of the community and take pride in providing exceptional customer service to residents and visitors alike. The City’s collective efforts to remain fiscally prudent result in a sound and balanced budget, without the need to utilize any of the City’s approximately $90 million in total fund balances. The ACM will be responsible for assigned departments and multiple City programs and functions. The Assistant City Manager reports to the City Manager and will partner with the City Manager in a broad range of activities. Requires a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. A Master’s degree in public administration or business administration is desirable. Candidates must have five years of experience as an assistant city manager, deputy to a city manager, or other executive level position in a city or county, or have had at least five years of experience in the management of a relevant business or other organization, or commensurate and equal public or private administrative experience. Prior experience in a comparable, diverse, high-performing city/organization is highly desirable. The salary range is $152,987 – $209,970 annually with an excellent executive benefits package including CalPERS retirement.

Candidates are encouraged to apply by April 19, 2019. Electronic submittals are strongly preferred. Email compelling cover letter, comprehensive resume, and five professional references to apply@ralphandersen.com. Confidential inquires welcomed to Dave Morgan at 916-630-4900. Detailed brochure is available online at www.ralphanderesn.com.

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Engineering Contractors’ Association | Executive Director

The Engineering Contractors’ Association has been serving the underground and heavy construction industry in Southern California for over 40 years. As a strong, effective leader for the industry, the ECA promotes a healthy construction environment through education and a commanding presence with legislative and regulatory bodies, and representation of the contractor perspective with public agencies and unions.

The ECA has built a reputation as a credible industry leader by organizing and wielding the influence of a tight-knit community of contractors, suppliers and service representatives that come together to support each other’s success and build and sustain an active construction marketplace.

Core ECA services include:

  • Maintaining a strong presence and influence with public agencies, industry coalitions, legislative bodies and regulatory agencies to proactively support local infrastructure projects
  • Representing contractor interests with labor unions, negotiating Master Labor Agreements and dealing promptly with grievance and audits
  • Publishing a widely circulated professional magazine with the latest news and information about industry trends and issues
  • Offering safety programs and legal assistance
  • Building community through industry networking and social events

Opportunity for New Executive Director

Benefiting from a positive industry outlook, the next Executive Director will have a direct impact on shaping the future of the Association and building on a strong foundation of credibility and influence to grow membership and member programs, services and support.

The Executive Director will enjoy the support of the Board and its highly engaged elected leadership team who are looking to partner with an executive who can further establish the ECA as the go-to organization serving the heavy construction industry.

Executive Director Position Responsibilities

The ECA Executive Director provides leadership and oversight for the operation of the Association, works closely with the Executive Board to develop strategic goals and priorities, and manages the human and financial resources, programs and initiatives to achieve them.  The Executive Director will focus on building the membership base of the Association and working to strengthen relationships with all members. As an effective representative of the Association and the industry, the Executive Director will maintain a strong presence and influence with public agencies, related industry organizations and labor unions.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Labor Relations
    • Negotiate master labor agreements and respond promptly to issues
    • Represent ECA members with Union officials to negotiate settlements regarding grievance and audits and other labor issues that may arise
    • Build positive and productive relationships with Unions
  • Membership Development
    • Develop and implement a plan for member recruitment and retention
    • Reach out personally to each member to engage them in the ECA community
  • Outreach and influence
    • Stay informed and ensure ECA visibility with public agencies, industry organizations and coalitions
    • Work with the ECA Government Affairs team and consultants to maintain a strong presence and influence in the legislative, regulatory and political arenas
    • Work to positively impact projects, policy and politics in a way that achieves ECA’s goals and objectives
  • Association Administration
    • Provide leadership and oversight to ensure a strong, healthy and efficient Association
    • Partner with the Board and active member committees to address industry issues, deliver essential value to members and grow the organization
    • Provide leadership for the staff, growing their potential and ability to work as a high performing team
  • Program Development
    • Develop and oversee management of core programs and services that bring value to members and increase their engagement in the Association as part of an indispensable business strategy

Ideal Candidate Profile

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of five years of progressive business management experience at a senior level, with preferred experience in the construction industry, management of associations and board relations. Familiarity with the labor relations function and the union environment, along with knowledge of the Southern California market is a plus.

The ideal candidate will possess proven leadership skills, including interpersonal communication, goal setting, delegation and team management and motivation.  Strong collaboration, relationship-building and negotiating skills are also a must.

The ideal candidate will be motivated by a dynamic environment with changing priorities and demands and will exhibit self-confidence, creativity, and accountability.  A style that is open, honest, collaborative and flexible will support the long-term success of the ECA Executive Director.

Compensation

The Engineering Contractors’ Association is offering a competitive salary and benefits package, commensurate with the candidate’s experience and qualifications.  

Application

All inquiries, recommendations, referrals or applications (including an up-to-date resume and cover letter explaining how the candidate meets the position requirements) should be submitted electronically by Friday, April 26 directly to:

Jim DeLizia
DeLizia Consulting Services
Burbank, California
818-559-3620
jim@deliziaconsultingservices.com

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