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– Current Openings – 

City of Oakland | Assistant City Administrator

City of Murrieta | Financial Analyst

City of Indian Wells |  Community Development Director

City of Oakley | Senior Accountant

City of Stockton | City Manager

City of Weed | City Manager

Siskiyou County | County Administrator

City of Shafter | City Manager

City of Port Hueneme | City Manager

City of Huntington Beach | Assistant to the City Manager

City of La Palma | City Manager

City of La Mesa | City Manager

Sacramento County | Director of Operations 


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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 Murrieta | Financial Analyst

SALARY: $5,735.58 – $6,971.63 Monthly

THE POSITION

The City of Murrieta is accepting applications for the position of Financial Analyst to fill a vacancy in the Finance Division within the Administrative Services Department. The ideal candidate will have prior municipal government experience conducting complex and varied financial analysis, including developing a multiyear budget with meaningful cost and revenue projections serving as the platform for long-term financial strategic planning.

DEFINITION

Under direction, performs professional tasks in support of the City’s financial management operations; prepares a diverse range of financial reports; reviews and evaluates departmental budget development and administration requests to ensure compliance with City budgetary policies, procedures, and established guidelines; reconciles complex financial transactions; 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, or a related field and three (3) years of responsible experience in governmental accounting, finance or a related field.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

A City application form and resume must be submitted online. Applicants can apply online at www.MurrietaCA.gov. This position is open until the needs of the City have been met. Applicants are encouraged to apply immediately.

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City of Indian Wells | Community Development Director

The City of Indian Wells Offers an Excellent Career Opportunity: Community Development Director
Are you ready to advance your career with a dynamic team?
COMMUNITY:
The City of Indian Wells, with just over 5,100 full-time residents, is a premier resort destination located in the heart of the Coachella Valley. The community features top tier retail options, restaurants and services more common to highly urban areas. Yet, the Valley offers a cost of living far lower than other areas in California. The result – a great opportunity to enjoy a high quality of life at a more affordable price. The school districts are recognized under the State’s Gold Ribbon Schools Awards Program, California Distinguished Schools Program, and as one of “America’s Healthiest Schools.” Indian Wells is within a 20-minute drive of Palm Springs International Airport, and two hours to Los Angeles and San Diego.
CITY GOVERNMENT:
The City organization operates under a contract model with 28 full-time employees who manage contracts for many of the high-quality services provided to residents. The City is a Council/Manager City with five Council Members elected at large. This model provides fiscal stability and enables the City to respond quickly to change. An operating budget of approximately $40 million annually is backed by $65 million in reserves, allowing Indian Wells to implement exciting projects and events. The employee culture of Indian Wells is focused on developing employee excellence to match the demands of a community with high expectations. Staff follows a city-wide team dynamic and shares ideas to develop solutions to special projects. Significant resources are available to support employee training, and participation in professional association is encouraged to both enhance employee capability and ensure identification of best practices to be implemented in the City. The City is committed to information technology and leverages software to create efficiency and provide a high level of customer service.
POSITION:
Community Development Director: Under the direction of the City Manager, the Community Development Director plans, organizes, manages and provides administrative direction and oversight for all activities of the Planning and Building Department, housing authority, and code enforcement. As a member of the Executive Management Team, the Community Development Director supervises six (6) full-time employees and collaborates with team members to achieve the City’s long-term goals. Responsibilities include participation in advanced level land use including analyzing and reviewing development proposals; negotiates and manages project consultant contracts as well as development agreements.
This position requires a Bachelor’s degree in City planning or regional planning, public administration, or a closely related field. A Master’s degree in a field noted is highly desirable. For a full job description, visit http://cityofindianwells.org/cityhall/depts/personnel/default.asp

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City of Oakley | Senior Accountant

Annual Salary: $98,184 – $137,868

Advancement to the “Finance Manager” title may be considered at a future date, based on demonstrated proficiency in performing the full range of assigned duties, possession of required certifications, and is at the discretion of the City Manager.

To learn more information about the position or apply for the position, click on the following link:    Senior Accountant – City of Oakley 

SUMMARY DESCRIPTION

Under direction of the Finance Director, leads, oversees, and participates in more complex and difficult professional level accounting duties including preparing, maintaining, analyzing, verifying, and reconciling complex financial transactions, statements, records, and reports; assisting in the preparation of City budget, supporting the annual audit, leading the year-end closing; and providing highly responsible assistance to operating departments.

Typical Qualifications

The following generally describes the knowledge and ability required to enter the job and/or be learned within a short period to perform successfully the assigned duties.
 
Education and Experience
Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:
 
Education/Training: A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in accounting, business administration, finance, or related field; and
 
Experience: Five years of increasingly responsible professional accounting experience that includes experience in a public agency.

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City of Weed | City Manager

City of Weed, California, Population 3,000

Salary Range $120,132-$144,144 DOQ, plus excellent benefits 

Nestled at the base of majestic Mount Shasta, along the 500-mile Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byway, is the historic City of Weed. Named after founder Abner Weed, is a dynamic community transitioning from its lumber town legacy toward a vibrant tourism and transportation-based economy.  Affordable, livable, diverse community, excellent schools, Siskiyou Community College, medical facilities, year round seasonal outdoor recreation Politically stable, last two City Managers retired after 12 and 9 years of service.  Seeking long-term mutual commitment with next City Manager, continuing track of organizational improvement and community progress

Desired Education, Experience, Skills:  Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration or related field (MPA desirable), five years progressive municipal government management experience, including budget and finance, economic development, human resources, grantsmanship, employee negotiations.  Highly desirable attributes –collaborative teambuilding management style, a facilitator and leader within both City organization and community, stellar social and public relations, excellent oral, written, and computer communication skills, high ethical integrity.

By 5:00 P.M. December 16, 2019 , cover letter, detailed professional resume and five professional references to City of Weed, Attn: Jeff Butzlaff, P.O. Box 470, Weed, CA 96094, or to CityofWeedCA@gmail.com or ljbutzlaff@yahoo.com.   Phone inquiries to Mr. Butzlaff at (530) 859-1783.  Position Brochure available mid-Oct., and on website at www.ci.weed.ca.us.

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Siskiyou County | County Administrator

County Administrator – County of Siskiyou
County Seat:  Yreka
Salary:  $181,000 or negotiable
Deadline:  December 1, 2019

Siskiyou County is an agricultural community rich in natural resources as well as an easily accessible vacation land dominated by majestic Mt Shasta.  It is the fifth largest county in area with a population of 48,000.

Siskiyou County is seeking an experienced County Administrator/Local Government Executive to provide leadership and guidance to the Board of Supervisors and Department Heads of Siskiyou County.  The mission of the County Administrator is to guide the organization in implementing a balanced budget, improving the quality and efficiency of public services and operations. The County Administrator is responsible for:  Budget, Purchasing, Capital Projects, Personnel/Risk Management.  The County’s budget is approximately $130 million and has approximately 600 FTEs.  

The ideal candidate will possess a BS/BA Degree in public/or business administration or related field from an accredited college or university; 7 years of increasingly responsible management experience in a public administration position, with at least 3 years of which must be in a high-level administrative or executive capacity, preferably within the State of California.

To be considered for this position, please submit your application, resume and cover letter to:

https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/siskiyouca/ 

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City of Shafter | City Manager

Annual salary range: $180,538 to $219,285 DOQ
The city provides attractive benefit package.
Application deadline: Friday, December 13, 2019.

Shafter is a city at the southern tip of California’s San Joaquin Valley in Kern County. With a population of 20,886, Shafter is the fastest growing city in Kern County and one of the fastest in the State with a population increase of 19.61% over the past five years. Shafter has a significant geographical footprint including roughly 38.82 square miles of incorporated area. Incorporated in 1938, much of Shafter’s economy has been based on agriculture and ag-related industry.

The City of Shafter is a charter city and operates according to the charter approved by the voters on June 6, 1995 and is a City Council-City Manager form of government. Elected to four-year terms, the City Council serves as the legislative and policy making body of the City of Shafter, formulating city policy, approving new programs and services, appropriates funds, and generally supervises the operations of city government. As elected representatives of the citizens, the City Council is responsible to all the people, and as such, devotes its energies to making decisions which are in the best interest of the public welfare.

The City Manager is the Chief Executive Officer of the City, responsible for planning, directing, and managing all activities and operations of the City departments; fosters working relationships with City staff, civic groups, government agencies and the public; and enforces and administers City laws and ordinances, and ensures that all public services are delivered in an efficient and effective manner.

The ideal candidate will be an honest and collaborative leader with high integrity, possessing excellent administrative, managerial, communication and interpersonal skills; with a focus on effective customer service, community, and smart growth who can naturally create positive working relationships with community leaders and business partners, City employees, and City Council. The successful candidate will demonstrate strong technical and business acumen; understanding the need to provide efficient public service by being a role model, while developing a supportive and responsive City staff, and embracing the opportunities and challenges of diverse and involved community. The ideal candidate will have a solid track record leading and successfully managing municipal service initiatives in areas of urban planning, financial and fiscal management, community development, agency administration, and staff development. A bachelor’s degree from four-year college or university in Business Administration, Public Administration or related field AND eight years of senior-level management experience, in a public service setting with experience working with council or governing bodies is required. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted for the above requirements. Demonstrated leadership success in a public sector environment is expected. A master’s degree (MA/MS) is highly desirable.

To be considered, please submit your cover letter, resume, and a list of six professional references (who will not be contacted in the early stages of the recruitment). Resume should reflect years and months of positions held, as well as the size of staff you have managed. Apply online: https://executivesearch.cpshr.us/JobDetail?ID=568

Frank Rojas
CPS HR Consulting
Ph: 916 471-3111

To view an online brochure for this position visit: executivesearch.cpshr.us
The City of Shafter website: www.shafter.com

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City of Port Hueneme | 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 next City Manager will take charge at a very exciting time for the City and the community as a whole. An engaging and dynamic leader will be expected to take charge and help raise the community’s profile and expand on the good work that has already been done to help the City emerge from the recession. An ability to help complete key projects, continue staff development, raise the City’s profile and ensure financial stability will be core to the success of this role. The new City Manager will be expected to help raise the profile of the community as an attraction for both visitors and businesses alike. The City is already enjoying the boom of the cannabis industry, but looks forward to seeing the community develop into a dynamic destination. The City will also need a strong project manager to help ensure key projects are completed on time and on budget, specifically in the area of water. Internally, there is a strong team established and the desire for further staff development and retention efforts to be expanded and pushed forward to ensure service delivery and customer service. Lastly, while the City is very strong financially, the goal is to ensure that this strength is built upon and secured for the long-term future. 

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 strong background in budget, finance and administration is essential in this role. Experience as a City Manager, Assistant or Deputy City Manager or as an Executive Director or department head of a complex public sector organization is required.  A BS/BA in a related field is essential and an MS/MA/MPA/MBA is ideal. The salary for this position is open and negotiable, dependent on 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 December 2, 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 Huntington Beach | Assistant to the City Manager

SALARY: $8,465.60 – $10,486.67 Monthly

OPENING DATE: 11/07/19

CLOSING DATE: 12/06/19 05:00 PM

Here in Huntington Beach, we believe passionately that the key to becoming the best beach City in the world starts and ends with finding the right people to join our team. At this time, we have an outstanding career opportunity available, as we’re looking for that “right person” to serve as an Assistant to the City Manager in the City Manager’s Office.

Now the ideal candidate we’re out to find is anything but ordinary. Yes, we’re looking for an expert municipal management generalist who has a comfortable familiarity with the inner- workings of a leading full-service city organization. And of note, the successful candidate will have an opportunity to help design and shape their role within the organization.

But be aware that here in Huntington Beach, we are looking for so much more than just someone with premier technical skills. Because of primary importance for our organization will be the identification of an individual with a genuine leadership style grounded in humility. The successful candidate will have to understand and value the critical importance that people play in building a successful organization. And of note, our next Assistant to the City Manager will need to absolutely and authentically…

  • …be willing to put the needs of the team ahead of any personal desires or ambitions.
  • …have a high level of emotional intelligence, and a genuine love and passion for people.
  • …demonstrate a desire to engage in the truly hard work needed for an agency to be premier.

So if you have a passion for teamwork and a commitment to continual improvement… if you are intrigued by the thought of being part of a team tasked with changing the world that is Huntington Beach for the better… if you are looking to join an organization that values people and community and the delivery of real results… If that’s you, then we would love for you to consider joining our team here in Huntington Beach.

Education: A Bachelors Degree in Public or Business Administration, Political Science or a closely related field from an accredited college or university is required. Master’s Degree in Business, Public Administration, Political Science, or a closely related field from an accredited college or university, is preferred.

Experience: Five (5) years’ increasingly responsible experience conducting complex administrative analysis, managing legislative affairs, or other professional-level municipal management support activities including lead or supervisory experience. Masters Degree may substitute for one (1) year of experience.

License/Certification: A valid California Class C driver’s license with an acceptable driving record required by time of appointment and during the course of employment.

Please attach to your online application:

    1. A cover letter
    2. A resume
    3. A list of references
    4. A copy of a staff report that you drafted on the most interesting and/or complex topic that you have addressed during your career

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City of La Palma | City Manager

The City of La Palma is seeking an energetic and enthusiastic professional to serve this financially healthy and well-managed organization as City Manager. With a staff of 53 FTEs and a combined budget of $28.6 million ($12.9 million in General Fund operating expenses with an approximate $5.2 million Capital Improvement Program), the City of La Palma is a well-balanced full-service City and prides itself on having a responsive municipal government to match its strong sense of community. The ideal candidate will possess the technical strengths in the areas of planning and community development. A well-rounded candidate would also bring other skills including knowledge of finance, revenue generation, customer service, and intergovernmental relations. The top candidate will be an outgoing leader with a hands-on management style and ability to articulate a vision and foster creativity. Requires a Bachelor’s degree; an advanced degree is preferred. Experience working with an engaged elected body is strongly desired.

The salary for the position is negotiable. The retiring City Manager’s salary is $178,231 with a scheduled 3% increase effective July 1, 2020, to $183,578. Salary is supplemented by a benefits package including CalPERS retirement. 

Interested candidates are encouraged to apply by submitting a compelling cover letter, comprehensive resume, and 5 professional references to apply@ralphandersen.com no later than Monday, December 23, 2019 . Confidential inquiries welcomed to Mr. Fred Wilson, Ralph Andersen & Associates, at (916) 630-4900. Detailed brochure available at www.ralphandersen.com/jobs/city-manager-la-palma-ca/.

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City of La Mesa | City Manager

Salary: Dependent on candidate’s qualifications Excellent Management Benefits Package 

La Mesa is centrally located in the rolling hills of eastern San Diego County with tree-lined streets, walkable neighborhoods, easy access to retail and commercial areas, and a quaint downtown village. It is home to approximately 60,000 residents and spans nine square miles. This full-service city is over 100 years old, and is home to several historical landmarks. 

The La Mesa City Council is searching for a dynamic collaborative leader with demonstrated public service skills. The ideal candidate will possess excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to understand and anticipate the ramifications of decision making in a small town environment. The candidate should be an enthusiastic individual skilled at implementing policy direction from the City Council. The candidate should also be an effective communicator and experienced negotiator. 

Education: Equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in public administration, business administration, planning, or a field related to the operations of a municipal government department. A Master’s degree in public administration or a related field is highly desirable. 

Experience: Experience as a City Manager, Assistant City Manager or department head is preferred, however a proven leader with relevant other experience will be considered. California experience is preferred, but not required. Ten (10) years of increasingly responsible administrative or management experience in local government or equivalent that includes five (5) years of executive level management experience required. Experience working with elected officials is preferred. 

APPLY IMMEDIATELY: This recruitment closes at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, December 13, 2019 . Electronic submittals are preferred and should be emailed to Human Resources/Risk Manager Rida Freeman at rfreeman@cityoflamesa.us. Application packets should include a cover letter, comprehensive resume, and five professional references. Applicants with the most relevant qualifications will be invited to a panel screening interview on Thursday, January 16, 2020. A select number of candidates will then be invited for an on-site interview with the Mayor and City Council on Friday, January 17, 2020, with selection interviews for the finalists conducted by the Mayor and City Council on Saturday, January 18, 2020. Confidential inquiries welcomed to Rida Freeman at 619-667-1179. A detailed brochure can be found on the city website at www.cityoflamesa.us.

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Sacramento County | Director of Operations

Sacramento County is currently accepting resumes for the new Director of Operations for the Sacramento Regional County Sanitation District.

Please click on the below link to view the full recruitment brochure:

Director of Operations Recruitment Brochure

Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply!

To apply for the Director of Operations position, please submit your resume, cover letter, and three (3) professional references via email to Candice Mabra, Principal Human Resources Analyst, at MabraC@SacCounty.net.

The first filing deadline is JANUARY 3, 2020, at 5PM. Following the first filing deadline, submittals will be screened in relation to the criteria detailed within the recruitment brochure. Candidates deemed to have the most relevant background will be invited to interview. Listed below is the planned timeline for the Director of Operations recruitment:

  • Interviews – Beginning the week of February 3, 2020
  • Appointment by Board – End of February 2020

To learn more about the County of Sacramento and the Sacramento Regional County Sanitation District, please click on the below links to visit the agency website:

Additionally, click on the below link to watch the County’s Explore Careers with Purpose video: Sacramento County – Explore Careers with Purpose

Please contact Candice Mabra directly with any questions regarding the Director of Operations position and recruitment at MabraC@SacCounty.net.

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