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– Current Openings –

City of Bell | Community Development Director

Metrolink | Senior Manager, General Accounting

City of Murrieta | Development Services Director

City of Moorpark | City Manager

City of Port Hueneme | Deputy City Manager

City of Huntington Beach | Director of Community Services

City of Azusa | City Manager

Town of Moraga | Town Manager

Napa County | Assistant County Executive Officer

City of Santa Rosa |  Communications and Intergovernmental Relations Officer


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City of Bell

City of Bell | Community Development Director

Salary: $10,833-$12,133/mo.

The City of Bell is located approximately 10 miles southeast of Los Angeles with a population of approximately 35,400 residents. The City is seeking a dynamic, team-oriented individual who will oversee the City’s Economic Development Strategy. 

Requirements Education/Experience: Bachelor’s Degree in urban planning, public administration or a related field from an accredited university or college is required. Master’s Degree preferred.  Seven (7) years of progressively responsible administrative and supervisory management experience in community development, planning or redevelopment (A.I.C.P Desirable).

Filing deadline:  Open Until Position is Filled . To view the complete job flyer and access the online job application please visit: http://www.cityofbell.org/

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Metrolink | Senior Manager, General Accounting

$101,829.00 – $159,109.00

METROLINK Commuter Rail System is seeking a Senior Manager, General Accounting to provide staff leadership, and to plan and manage the activities and operations of the General Accounting team within the Finance Department. This team is responsible for accounts payable, payroll, audit support, monthly balance sheet reconciliation and validation, fixed assets and other financial reporting.

The ideal candidate for the position will facilitate cross-collaboration and contribute to relationship building, partnering and problem solving with internal and external stakeholders. Requires BA/BS, six years of relevant experience, three years supervising staff and current Certified Public Accounting designation (CPA) license in California.

This is a continuous recruitment and interested applicants are encouraged to apply immediately. For additional information and to apply, visit: www.metrolinktrains.com/careers. EEO/ADA

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City of Murrieta | Development Services Director

SALARY: $10,833 – $16,000/mo.

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.

DESCRIPTION

Under administrative direction, plans, organizes, manages, and provides administrative direction and oversight for all functions and activities of the Development Services Department, including Planning, Engineering, Building and Safety, and Public Works; directs and administers the engineering and planning operations and activities of the City, which include Capital Improvement Program design, construction and inspection, traffic engineering, land development engineering, and current, long-term, and environmental planning activities; coordinates assigned activities with other City departments, officials, outside agencies, and the public; fosters cooperative working relationships among City departments and with intergovernmental and regulatory agencies and various public and private groups; provides highly responsible and complex professional assistance to the City Manager in areas of expertise; and performs related work as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: A Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent in Public Administration, Urban Planning, City Engineering, Landscape Architecture, or related field. A Master’s degree in a related field is highly desirable.

Experience: At least seven (7) years of progressively responsible professional experience in engineering, building, planning or urban community development, or a closely related field including five (5) years of supervisory and administrative management of a related major division or organization.

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 Moorpark | City Manager

The City of Moorpark is seeking a new City Manager following the retirement of its City Manager of nearly 35 years. In addition to excellent stability, the City of Moorpark offers an attractive environment for a development-focused City Manager in a highly desirable community in Southern California. The City Manager oversees a total of 61.5 FTE City staff and a City budget of $62 million. Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be: equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree and 5 years of increasingly responsible experience in city management including a minimum of 4 years of management, administrative, and supervisory responsibility. Prior City Manager experience and a Master’s degree are desirable. The annual salary is $177,944 – $239,345; excellent benefits including CalPERS retirement are also provided. Interested candidates should apply by November 20, 2017 by submitting a compelling cover letter, comprehensive resume, and three years of salary history to apply@ralphandersen.com. Confidential inquiries welcomed to Mr. Greg Nelson at (916) 630-4900. Detailed brochure available at www.ralphandersen.com.

View the full ad here.

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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. 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. 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 IT functions will be core areas of responsibility.

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 Bachelor’s degree in a related field is essential and Master’s is ideal. The current salary range for this position 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, salary history and contact information including email addresses for five work-related references to Bill Avery by November 29, 2017 .

Bill 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 Huntington Beach | Director of Community Services

Salary: $155,251 – $192,316 Annually
Application deadline: Monday, November 27, 2017

COMMUNITY

The City of Huntington Beach is located on the shore of the Pacific Ocean in northwestern Orange County, 40 miles south of Los Angeles and 90 miles north of San Diego.  As the fourth largest city in Orange County, with a population approximating 200,000 residents, Huntington Beach is known as “Surf City” due to its abundance of beaches, sunny, warm Mediterranean climate and casual lifestyle. Huntington Beach covers 28 square miles of land, 26 square miles of water, and is the 16th largest city in California. With 10 miles of uninterrupted beach along the Pacific Ocean, the City also plays host to an annual visitor population of over 11 million people.  Listed amongst the nation’s safest cities for decades, Huntington Beach has often been ranked among the Top Ten Safest Cities by “City Crime Rankings.” Huntington Beach has also been named the “Best City to Live In” in Orange County by the readers of the Orange County Register.

DESCRIPTION

The City is seeking a dynamic Community Services Director who will be a visionary with strong collaborative leadership skills; a personable and professional leader with a willingness to proactively address internal and external issues. He or she will have a good sense of the needs of the department and of the community, and will foster innovative ways to meet the changing needs of the community.

The ideal candidate will be progressive and forward-thinking, creative and innovative, and able to build upon the current organizational structure to improve service delivery methods. The incoming Director of Community Services must be an active change agent, willing to adapt and evolve to improve processes, methods and results. An individual who is willing to listen and accept input from staff, community members and other stakeholders is essential. The ideal candidate will have high energy, a clear vision for the future goals of the department, and will have the capacity to see challenges as opportunities. The selected candidate will respond to issues and concerns by recommending positive alternatives and workable solutions. A leader who can assist the City Manager in making prudent decisions, setting direction for the department and who accepts accountability is essential. The model candidate will be a team builder with the ability to inspire, motivate, and mentor staff. An individual who has experience working effectively with elected officials, community stakeholders and staff from a variety of city departments using a collaborative style of management will excel in this position. The City would benefit from a director who is approachable with an open style of communication. Candidates should possess a well rounded background working with a variety of non-profit, volunteer and community groups and have a thorough understanding of community services operations including experience with parking operations, facility development and human services. A professional with training and experience working in a leadership capacity within an Emergency Operations Center logistics team would be an asset to this position.

QUALIFICATIONS

The ideal candidate will possess a Bachelors degree from an accredited college or university in Parks/Recreation Administration, Human Services, Public Administration, or similar field and have five (5) years of progressively responsible experience, including three (3) years of supervisory experience at the management level. Masters degree preferred.

APPLICATION FILING

Interested candidates should apply online at:  www.governmentjobs.com. Filing deadline is 11/27/17. All candidates will be evaluated and only those applicants determined to be most qualified will move forward in the selection process. The City Manager will make the final selection. A thorough investigation of professional and personal history and background will be performed prior to appointment. This review includes, but is not limited to, work, education, military, internal/external investigations, criminal, civil, and financial information. Prior to appointment, the selected candidate must successfully complete a required comprehensive medical evaluation, which may include drug screening. If you have any questions, please direct them to: Michele Warren, Director of Human Resources, City of Huntington Beach. E-mail: michele.warren@surfcity-hb.org or 714.536.5586.

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City of Azusa | City Manager

Blessed with a spectacular natural setting beneath the San Gabriel Mountains, Azusa is a community with a strong sense of family and history.  The city boasts a vibrant industrial base and diverse neighborhoods. With active citizens charting a new vision, Azusa is becoming a model of an older suburban community undergoing exciting renewal to continue to be the Gateway to the American Dream.  Founded in 1887 and with just under 50,000 residents, Azusa enjoys a stable and professional City Council and department head team.  The City Manager will oversee a city-wide all funds budget in excess of $168M with 267 FTEs providing a full range of services including police, parks & recreation, library, and light and water utilities.  The City Council and staff are seeking candidates with proven generalist leadership experience in a local government agency, an effective and forthright communication style, and the ability to lead a team of quality professionals toward accomplishing exciting and ongoing projects for the community.  Bachelor’s degree in public/business administration or related field is required; Master’s desirable.  Competitive salary DOQE.

To apply for this exciting career opportunity, please send your resume and cover letter electronically to:

Peckham & McKenney
apply@peckhamandmckenney.com

Please do not hesitate to contact Bobbi Peckham toll-free at (866) 912-1919 if you have any questions regarding this position or recruitment process.

Filing Deadline: November 29, 2017

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Town of Moraga | Town Manager

Tucked in the beautiful hillsides of San Francisco’s East Bay in Contra Costa County, Moraga (pop. 17,000) is a small, family-oriented bedroom community offering a quiet semi-rural lifestyle within easy reach of big city amenities. Through a staff of 36 employees, the Town provides a range of municipal services including police, public works, parks and recreation, planning and general administrative services. The FY 2017/18 Operating Budget totals $8.5 million, and the CIP totals $3.2 million. The 5-member Town Council is seeking an effective and decisive leader, a proven team builder, and a big-picture visionary. Bringing a calm style, maturity, and self-confidence, the Town Manager will be a hands-on manager, possessing a solid knowledge and understanding of municipal planning and land use, finance and budget, economic development, business retention and retail investment, and fiscal challenges and revenue enhancement opportunities. A Bachelor’s degree with major coursework in public or business administration or a related field is required.  A Master’s degree is preferred.  Competitive salary DOQE.

To apply for this exciting career opportunity, please send your resume and cover letter electronically to:

Peckham & McKenney
apply@peckhamandmckenney.com

Please do not hesitate to contact Bobbi Peckham toll-free at (866) 912-1919 if you have any questions regarding this position or recruitment process.

Filing Deadline:   November 27, 2017

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Napa County | Assistant County Executive Officer

With a $512 million FY 2017-2018 budget and approximately 1,488 staff, Napa County provides services to approximately 142,000 residents in an area that is internationally known for its fine wines, exciting restaurants, and world-class resorts. This Assistant County Executive Officer opportunity, located in the heart of California’s preeminent wine country, will offer a rewarding position in a community that embraces best practices and good governance with an exceptional quality of life. Key functional areas of responsibility include managing the preparation and administration of the County’s annual budget, long-range fiscal planning, facilities planning and debt financing, and oversight of assigned systems, functional areas, and divisions. The ideal candidate will be a results-driven professional with a multi-disciplinary track record of achievement and “big picture” strategic planning skills. This position requires a Master’s degree and 10 years of progressively responsible management experience. The annual salary range for this position is $178,547 to $217,048 DOQ. Additionally, the County provides an excellent benefits package including CalPERS retirement. The County does not participate in Social Security. Interested candidates should apply by submitting a cover letter, resume, and 6 references to apply@ralphandersen.com by January 8, 2018 . Confidential inquiries welcomed to Heather Renschler at (916) 630-4900. Detailed brochure available at raa.careers/NapaACEO.

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City of Santa Rosa | Communications and Intergovernmental Relations Officer

Up to $135,303 DOQ

The City of Santa Rosa’s City Manager’s Office seeks an experienced communications manager with knowledge of state and federal legislation and the ability to facilitate positive public relations. As a new position reporting to the City Manager, this is an excellent opportunity to join City management and be part of a dynamic and professional team. The greatest challenge currently facing the City and the surrounding region is recovery from the unprecedented October 2017 fire disaster in which several businesses and 5% of the City’s housing stock were destroyed.

The Position

The City of Santa Rosa’s City Manager’s Office seeks an experienced communications manager with knowledge of state and federal legislation and the ability to facilitate positive public relations. As a new position reporting to the City Manager, this is an excellent opportunity to join City management and be part of a dynamic and professional team. The greatest challenge currently facing the City and the surrounding region is recovery from the unprecedented October 2017 fire disaster in which several businesses and 5% of the City’s housing stock were destroyed.

In addition, the City is also seeking to reduce existing homelessness through a comprehensive strategy, “Housing for All”, which includes implementing a Housing Action Plan, Rental Housing Inspection, and Rent Stabilization. The City is also pursuing opportunities and preparing for impacts related to medical and legalized cannabis; and implementing commitments associated with Roseland annexation.

The Communications and Intergovernmental Relations Officer will play an integral role in developing and overseeing public information and intergovernmental affairs and legislative advocacy programs. Responsibilities include:

  • Establishing and implementing a strategic, comprehensive City-wide communications and public Information program
  • Preparing communications using various platforms for City staff, the public, and news media
  • Providing functional oversight of Marketing and Outreach Coordinators embedded in departments, to bring consistency to the City’s external and internal communication strategies and activities
  • Helping to coordinate the City’s communications during emergency and non-emergency situations
  • Monitoring legislative activities and initiatives, and reviewing, analyzing, and evaluating the impact to the City; advising City staff and Council on public policy and legislative issues
  • Developing and implementing outreach efforts to State legislators to advocate for the City’s legislative interests

The Ideal Candidate and Qualifications

The ideal candidate will be experienced in managing initiatives and overseeing public relations information programs for the public sector and be able to aptly maneuver through an array of demanding issues. He or she will also possess:

  • Expertise in formulating and implementing best practices for branding, marketing, communication, public information, and community and media relations in a government environment
  • The ability to develop and implement sound communications and public relations strategies and deliverables
  • Exceptional skill and good judgment in the analysis of proposed/new legislation and policies relating to local government
  • Demonstrated skill in working through obstacles, and formulating creative recommendations and strategies with far-reaching impacts
  • A demonstrated track record of garnering immediate credibility and public trust with a large cross-section of stakeholders
  • Genuine appreciation for diversity of ideas and sensitivity for cultural differences and customs
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills, including the ability to present persuasive arguments before a variety of audiences
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and ability to work collaboratively with cross-functional teams

Minimum Qualifications include four years of progressively responsible, recent experience in the field of public information, communications, marketing, public relations, journalism, public policy, legislative affairs and analysis, community outreach, public administration or similar field to demonstrate possession of the knowledge and abilities required for the position and equivalent to a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in communications, public relations, public administration, marketing or a related field. A Master’s degree is desirable.

Compensation and Benefits

In addition to an excellent salary range of $108,216 – $135,303 and a challenging and rewarding work environ-ment, the City of Santa Rosa provides an excellent management benefit package, including:

 Retirement: New participants to PERS are eligible for 2% @ 62 formula with provisions consistent with the California Pension Reform Act of 2013. Employee pays the employee contribution rate set by CalPERS; plus an additional 1.5% (pre-tax) toward employer contribution. “Classic” PERS participants are eligible for 2.5% @ 55 formula (single highest year.) Employee pays 8% employee contribution; plus an additional 1.5% (pre-tax) toward employer contribution. The City does not participate in Social Security.

 Health Plan: The City provides a choice of three plans: City PPO, City EPO, or Kaiser Permanente, and it contributes a significant portion of the monthly premium for employee and dependents

 Dental & Vision Insurance: The City provides and pays the monthly premium for Delta Dental and VSP vision plans for employee and dependents

 Vacation: 80 hours of accrual annually for one to four years of service. Additional days are earned with additional years of service

 Holidays: The City observes 10 paid holidays annually, plus 2 to 3 “floating” holidays per year

 Administrative Leave: Up to 80 hours annually, not accruable from year to year

 Sick Leave: Accrued at the rate of 8 hours a month with service credit for unused sick leave

 The City provides both Short and Long Term Disability and Life Insurance

Apply by December 1, 2017 5:00 P.M.

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