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City of Modesto | Director of Finance

City of Modesto | Director of Utilities

City of Richmond | City Manager

City of Sunnyvale | Deputy City Manager

City of Ventura | City Manager

City of Fresno |  Assistant Director of Transportation

City of Cupertino | City Manager

San Joaquin County | Assistant County Administrator

Crossroads Diversified Services (Sacramento) |  President / Chief Executive Officer

City of Westlake Village | City Manager

Town of Avon, CO | Town Manager


City of Modesto | Director of Finance

The City of Modesto, California is conducting a national search for an experienced, service-oriented, and innovative finance professional to serve as the City’s next Director of Finance. The ideal candidate will be a confident, strong, energetic, assertive, and ethically sound leader who can provide a vision for the Department, maintain the financial integrity of the City, be a strong team builder, and engender loyalty among staff. The Director of Finance will lead and manage by example.

We invite you to explore this opportunity with the City of Modesto by viewing the job ad here:

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City of Modesto | Director of Utilities

The City of Modesto is conducting a national search for an experienced, service-oriented, and innovative water/wastewater professional to serve as the City’s next Director of Utilities. The ideal candidate will be a business-minded, entrepreneurial, confident, strong, energetic, assertive, and ethically sound leader with a proven track record of building a strong vision and delivering quality results.

We invite you to explore this opportunity with the City of Modesto by viewing the job ad here:

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City of Richmond | City Manager

Annual salary range: $177,660 to $282,804
Application Deadline: Open until filled.
First review of resumes:  Monday, July 2, 2018 

Richmond is a waterfront city of 110,000 on the east shore of San Francisco Bay, five miles north of Berkeley and seven miles “as the crow flies” from downtown San Francisco. One of the most racially and ethnically diverse cities in the Bay Area, Richmond is also one of the most progressive city governments in California.

Richmond is a full-service city of 17 departments operating under the Council-Manager form of government, with a mayor and six-member City Council. The City is supported by a FY2017-18 general fund budget of approximately $150 million and 721 FTEs.

City leaders are seeking a seasoned public-sector professional with a proven track record of quickly and effectively assessing, engaging with, and acclimating to an organization’s needs, and embracing challenging opportunities for strategic success. This fiscally savvy individual will be dedicated to the improvement of local economies and committed to active community participation and open, transparent government. A bridge builder who embraces collaborative partnerships as a method of improving services and creating efficiencies will be successful in this role. The new city manager will possess the emotional intelligence necessary to effectively lead and manage a diverse, high-performing staff and the political aptitude to anticipate issues of concern. Exceptional communication skills and a leadership presence supported by tangible accomplishments are expected.

To apply, please go to https://secure.cpshr.us/escandidate/JobDetail?ID=356 and submit a cover letter, resume and list of six references (two supervisors, two direct reports and two colleagues). For further information contact:

Pam Derby
CPS HR Consulting
Ph: 916-471-3126

City of Richmond website: www.ci.richmond.ca.us
CPS HR Consulting website: www.cpshr.us/search

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City of Sunnyvale | Deputy City Manager

Recognized as the “Heart of Silicon Valley,” Sunnyvale, with a population of approximately 153,000, is the fifth largest city in the San Francisco Bay Area and the second largest in Santa Clara County. Sunnyvale has transformed from an agricultural community to a center for the defense industry and the current nexus of research, development, and manufacturing that created Silicon Valley. In addition to its ideal location, Sunnyvale is also recognized for its park system and public recreation facilities, including eighteen prize-winning parks, two golf courses, fifty-one tennis courts, six public swimming pools, and a state of the art Community Center.

The Deputy City Manager (DCM) is appointed by the City Manager and serves as a member of the city’s Executive Leadership Team. The DCM will serve as the city’s point person for community and Council outreach efforts, while closely supporting the city management team with coordinated communications throughout the organization and community. The Deputy will oversee the Communications and Economic Development Divisions, managing a combined staff of eight. The Deputy City Manager will lead the development and implementation of a comprehensive communications, outreach and community engagement program for the city. This is a newly created position representing a compelling opportunity to lead the development of a cohesive communication and outreach program, and its anticipated the new DCM will further define the scope and nature of this role.

Candidates will have at least five years of progressively responsible experience in municipal or local government administration, including a minimum of two years at the level of a department head or division manager. A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university with major emphasis in Business/Public Administration, Political Science, or a closely related field is required. An advanced degree is desirable. The annual salary range is between $213,562 – $251,250 and is set at the discretion of the City Manager. 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 Paul Kimura by August 8, 2018 .

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

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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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City of Fresno | Assistant Director of Transportation

THE COMMUNITY

The City of Fresno, California is located in the fertile San Joaquin Valley. From the agricultural fields on the valley floor, to the snow-capped peaks of the Sierra Nevada mountain range, the Fresno area offers something for everyone. With a population of approximately 520,000 residents, Fresno is the fifth- largest city in California and serves as the financial, industrial, trade, and commercial capital of the central San Joaquin Valley.

Traveling from Fresno to other major metropolitan and recreational areas in California is easy; the City is located approximately four hours north of the Los Angeles basin and three hours south of the San Francisco Bay Area. Residents and visitors enjoy Fresno’s close proximity to the Yosemite, Kings Canyon, and Sequoia National Parks and other sites of natural beauty, such as the majestic Sierra Nevada Mountains and the Pacific Ocean. The Mediterranean climate in Fresno allows year-round recreational activities including sailing, snow and water skiing, fishing, backpacking, and golfing.

Many consider Fresno to be a community of the perfect size, offering the best of urban amenities and opportunities, along with the unique charms and easy living of a smaller town. Residents enjoy a wide variety of social, cultural, athletic, educational, and recreational activities in an affordable and clean living environment.

The Fresno area offers four large school districts, Fresno Unified, Central Unified, Sanger Unified, and Clovis Unified. The community is the home of California State University Fresno, as well as a number of other colleges and universities. The current median home price in Fresno is approximately $250,000.

CITY STRUCTURE

Fresno is a full-service charter city operating under a strong mayor form of government. There are seven Council Members. The Council appoints the City Attorney and the City Clerk. The Mayor is elected at-large and does not serve on the Council but has veto power over certain actions taken by the City Council. The City Manager, who is appointed by the Mayor, is responsible for appointing all other department heads in the City, including Airports, Development and Resource Management, Finance, Fire, Information Services, Parks and Recreation, Personnel Services, Police, Public Utilities, Public Works and Transportation.

THE DEPARTMENT

The Transportation Department is comprised of two divisions. The Fresno Area Express division provides fixed route and para-transit demand response service 363 days a year. The Fleet Management Division provides comprehensive vehicle, equipment and supply services to the City departments and other entities. The Department has a 2018 budget of $135 million ($57 million for FAX operations, $41 million FAX capital, and $37 million fleet operations). A comprehensive capital asset and facilities assessment study is guiding the Department through a maintenance and replacement plan.

The City is in the midst of completing construction of Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) which will increase service level on our busiest transit routes. BRT represents an investment of over $56 million and will be a 15.7 mile transit line connecting Blackstone and Kings Canyon/Ventura, both major corridors, to Downtown Fresno. This continues the City’s commitment to revitalizing the City through smart and effective land use planning that improves the quality of life not only for those major transit corridors but all of Fresno. The 2035 General Plan provides that blueprint via a development code that provides more options for businesses and investments along transit corridors and the surrounding neighborhoods.

THE POSITION

The Assistant Director of Transportation assists in the planning, direction, organization and review of the assigned operations. In this at will capacity the incumbent exercises judgment and discretion in the administration and direction of an assigned group of operating divisions. The Assistant Director is responsible for the oversight of daily operations and may, in the absence of the Director, assume those duties. In addition, the Assistant Director is responsible for tactical level planning related to strategic plans and policies and develops operational goals. Incumbents act as a technical advisor to the Director and the City Manager and attends meetings of the City Council, boards, commissions, and committees. The Assistant Director participates in the preparation and administration of the Department’s annual operating budget and works with the City Manager regarding current and anticipated City and departmental needs, prioritization of those needs, and the feasibility of alternative approaches to meeting them. The Assistant Director is expected to facilitate and coordinate activities with other departments within the City of Fresno, as well as outside agencies.

This Assistant Director position will be responsible for the City’s transit, public safety and municipal fleet divisions, as well as the Transportation Department’s facilities and capital projects. The three Maintenance divisions are responsible for the maintenance of over 2000 units including transit buses, refuse trucks, police vehicles, fire apparatus and a multitude of other equipment.   The selected incumbent will also manage a large portfolio of capital projects, which include construction, new vehicle technology and IT infrastructure. Current projects include the 56 million dollar Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Project, renovation of major transit centers, electric bus and various other improvements to the system and the Department’s facilities.

THE IDEAL CANDIDATE

The City is seeking a service and solution oriented person with excellent leadership skills that understands fleet and facility maintenance 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. An innovative manager who understands how multi-disciplinary collaborative efforts enhance the ability to provide best in class service will do well in this position. The ideal 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 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 candidate with a strong record of collaborative work with internal and external stakeholders would be highly valued, as the Assistant Director must be able to develop positive relationships with staff, other City departments and a number of other agencies. The Assistant Director must have excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to prepare clear, concise, and comprehensive reports, records, and other written materials for a variety of audiences.

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. Experience in vehicle and/or facilities maintenance, project management and construction are highly desirable. Strong computer skills are also needed.

Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the education on a year-for-year basis, up to a maximum of two years. This position also requires the possession of a valid California Driver’s License.

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

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. The employee benefits package includes:

  • Retirement: Fresno City Retirement System; reciprocity with other public California systems. The City’s pension funds are among the best funded public systems in California. The City does not participate in Social Security.
  • Health Insurance: City currently contributes toward the current monthly premium for medical, dental, and vision for employee and dependents.
  • Flexible Spending Account: IRS 125 Plan for health/dependent care.
  • Auto Allowance: $300 per month.
  • Deferred Compensation: 457 plan available.
  • Administrative Leave: 60 hours per fiscal year.
  • Annual Leave: 20 days per year of annual leave with cash out provision upon separation from the City.
  • Holidays: Ten (10) City-observed holidays annually, plus birthday and one (1) personal day per year.
  • Life Insurance: Equal to annual salary; premium paid by City.
  • Long-Term Disability: City pays premium for 66.66% of monthly salary up to $7,500 per month after 30 days.

Additional information regarding the City of Fresno is available at www.fresno.gov.

Recruitment Brochure is available at: https://www.fresno.gov/personnel/career-opportunities/

Application Process

If you are interested in this outstanding opportunity, please submit a letter of interest, your resume and five references to:

US Mail: Jeff Cardell, Personnel Services Director
City of Fresno
2600 Fresno Street, Room 1030
Fresno, California 93721

Email: Karnell.Grijalva@fresno.gov

Attn: Jeff Cardell, Personnel Services Director

Filing Deadline: August 3, 2018

A select group of candidates will be invited to interview for this excellent opportunity.

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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 entrepreneurial professional to provide bold leadership and strong management to a well-resourced city with talented staff and an amazing business climate. 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. Apply by Monday, August 20, 2018 by submitting cover letter and comprehensive resume to Ralph Andersen & Associates at apply@ralphandersen.com. Confidential inquiries are welcomed to Heather Renschler at (916) 630-4900. Detailed brochure available at www.ralphandersen.com/jobs/city-manager-cupertino-ca/.

View the full ad here.

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San Joaquin County | Assistant County Administrator

Salary: $182,228.80 – $221,520 annually DOQ/DOE

“We are committed to excellence and strive to provide outstanding customer service.” ‘Monica Nino, County Administrator’

San Joaquin County seeks an Assistant County Administrator (ACA) who craves an environment that is alive with endless opportunities and is pursuing an organization and community that promotes a creative climate and has amazing potential. If you are a fiscally strong, have public sector leadership experience and you are a strategist, communicative, and politically astute, this could be the ideal position for you. Come to San Joaquin and enjoy more affordable California living just outside the Silicon Valley where you can be involved in shaping the future of San Joaquina County and improving the quality of life for those who live here.

For more information see the complete recruitment brochure:

https://wbrowncreative.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/BRCOHURE-ACA-San-Joaquin-FINAL.pdf  

THE JOB:

The Assistant County Administrator (ACA) is an at-will, executive leadership position that reports to the County Administrator.  The ACA will assist with managing and overseeing staff in the County Administrator’s Office, assist in the preparation and oversight of a $1.7 billion-dollar budget, oversee 4 direct reports, and approximately 300 indirect reports, in five departments which include:

  • Administrative Office: budget preparation, legislation and labor negotiations
  • Human Resources: human resource and risk management
  • General Services: parks and recreation, office of emergency services, facilities maintenance, and capital projects
  • Information Systems: IT systems and Registrar of Voters
  • Purchasing/Support Services: warehousing and purchasing

This position will be responsible for advancing the strategic priorities of the Board of Supervisors and the County Administrator and continuing the advancement of innovation and strategic approaches to improving delivery to our community.

IDEAL CANDIDATE

The ideal candidate will be a dynamic leader, who seeks an opportunity to work for a progressive and creative climate, and craves an environment that is alive with endless opportunities and amazing potential to advance the community and improve the services and ultimately the quality of life for those we serve. The next ACA will be strategic, innovative, communicative, and politically astute.  Additionally, this person will be fiscally strong and understand financial systems implementation, financial statements, pension and union environment, and preferably has had experience working with all types of County Departments including centralized core services such as IT, HR, Facilities and Purchasing.

Employment Standards

In addition to the above ideal candidate competencies, successful candidates will have:

  • Graduated from an accredited college or university with a degree in business, public administration, accounting, economics or related field.
  • Several years of management level experience, that included responsibility for fiscal, personnel, administrative and/or analytical programs, and required major program planning, budgeting, and implementation.

Preferred:

  • A master’s degree in business or public administration, accounting, economics or related field.
  • California state or local government experience

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

The salary range for this position is $182,228.80 – $221,520 annually DOQ/DOE.  The County also offers an excellent benefits package, see the link above for more details.

HOW TO APPLY:    This position is open until filled; apply by August 27th for first consideration.  

Apply At: https://wbcp.applicantpool.com/jobs/256951.html

Save the Date: Interviews will take place on September 24th

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Crossroads Diversified Services (Sacramento) | President / Chief Executive Officer

Annual salary: Competitive and Negotiable 
Application Deadline: Open until filled.
First review of résumés:  Friday, August 17, 2018 

This is an exceptional opportunity for a forward-thinking, visionary leader to join a progressive and entrepreneurial social enterprise. Crossroads mission is to provide persons with disabilities, displaced workers and the socially and economically disadvantaged, with opportunities to obtain employment and attain educational, social and personal goals.

Ideal candidates will be forward-thinking, visionary leaders able to enhance CDS’s unique social enterprise model through increased visibility and innovative expansion of its mission-driven services. The aim is to propel CDS’ position as a leader in the provision of workforce development services and job opportunities for adults and youth with disabilities and other barriers in California and across the nation. The CEO must be an entrepreneurial leader focused on increasing CDS’ client base and profitability in the commercial maintenance and landscaping business marketplace as the success of CDS relies on its continued growth. Additional desirable characteristics include: exceptional communicator, critical thinker, people motivator, fiscally savvy administrator, accessible and approachable management style, proactive and entrepreneurial, exhibits integrity, respect for others and a commitment to fostering a transparent and equitable work environment and organization.

To apply, submit your résumé, cover letter, six work-related references (two supervisors, two direct reports and two colleagues) to the link below. Résumé should reflect beginning/ending dates of positions held and size of budgets and staffs managed.

Please go to our website to submit your application and review the recruitment brochure detailing all desirable qualifications: https://secure.cpshr.us/escandidate/JobDetail?ID=368

For additional information please contact:

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

To view an online brochure for this position visit: http://www.cpshr.us/search
Crossroads Diversified Services website: www.cdsdiv.com

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City of Westlake Village | City Manager

Renowned for its outstanding quality of life, spectacular views, and all-around beauty, the City Council of Westlake Village (pop. 8,358) is seeking a dynamic and accomplished executive to join this financially healthy and well-managed organization. This position is the result of the retirement of a long-tenured and highly regarded individual. Revenues are in excess of $20 million with healthy reserves and a small complement of full-time staff. The ideal candidate will be an engaging leader with exceptional interpersonal and communication skills with a strong passion for public service. This top professional will thrive in an environment that embraces an entrepreneurial approach to local government, sets high expectations, and demands a high level of customer service and responsiveness. The selected City Manager will also bring an inclusive management style combined with a hands-on approach to day-to-day activities, continuing to build on the extremely positive culture in the organization. Experience working for a contract city in California is highly regarded by the City Council. Salary will be highly competitive plus CalPERS Retirement (3%@60-Classic; 2%@62-New) and may include relocation assistance. Interested candidates should submit a compelling cover letter and resume to apply@ralphandersen.com no later than by Friday, September 21, 2018. References will not be contacted until mutual interest has been established. Confidential inquiries are welcomed and should be directed to Heather Renschler, Ralph Andersen & Associates at (916) 630-4900. Detailed brochure found at www.ralphandersen.com/jobs/cm-westlake-village-ca/.

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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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