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– Current Openings –

City of Fremont |  Senior Deputy City Attorney

Metrolink | Audit Manager 

City of Monte Sereno | City Manager

Colusa County | Transit Manager

City of Bradbury | City Manager

Mariposa County | County Administrative Officer

Cosumnes Community Services District |  General Manager

Town of Los Gatos | Assistant Town Manager

City of Diamond Bar |  City Manager

City of Walnut Creek | City Manager

Merced County Association of Governments (MCAG) | Executive Director

City of Carmel-by-the-Sea | Assistant City Administrator

Sacramento County | California Children’s Services Medical Director (Half Time)

City of Gustine | City Manager


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City of Fremont | Senior Deputy City Attorney

About Us

Fremont is a well-managed and innovative city located in the heart of the Bay Area and Silicon Valley. Fremont prides itself on innovation, green technology, a low crime rate, great schools, a low unemployment rate, quality parks and nearby open space, and an incredibly diverse population of over 229,324 residents. As a full service city, Fremont employs over 901 regular employees and has a General Fund budget of $183.1 million for the 2016-17 fiscal year.

Fremont is an employer that values its people, creativity, quality service, integrity, open communication, collaboration, mutual respect, and diversity.  Employees find their work challenging, yet rewarding, and most importantly, 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, Senior Deputy City Attorney or Senior Deputy City Attorney II level. The City Attorney’s Office consists of five attorneys (the City Attorney, one Assistant City Attorney and three Deputy City Attorneys) who work collaboratively together to provide legal advice and opinions to the City Council, City Boards and Commissions, City Department Heads and staff.

 What You Will Do:

  • Consult with and provide legal advice to staff in various departments of the City including Community Development (Planning, Housing, Code Enforcement and Building Inspection), Public Works (Engineering and Maintenance), Community Services (Recreation, Parks and Fremont Resource Center), Police, Fire, Finance and Human Resources. It is anticipated that the new attorney will work primarily with the Planning Division on land use, planning, housing and California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) issues while also representing other client departments
  • Review staff reports and advise staff on complex and controversial legal matters
  • Draft ordinances, resolutions, contracts, deeds, leases and other legal documents and instruments
  • Represent the City at various City Council, board and commission meetings and community meetings
  • Handle litigation in civil and some criminal matters in both state and federal court and in administrative proceedings

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, six years of experience for the Senior level and eight or more years of experience for the Senior Deputy City Attorney II 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 be considered for this position, apply online by submitting a completed City application, resume and cover letter through our online application system: www.fremont.gov/cityjobs

View the full ad HERE.

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Metrolink | Audit Manager

Biweekly: $3,533.31 – $5,520.81
Salary Annually: $91,866.00 – $143,541.00

The Southern California Regional Rail Authority, operator of the METROLINK Commuter Rail System, is seeking an Audit Manager to plan, coordinate and manage internal audit activities; monitor and track all external audit activity and lead, train and review the work of audit team members. The ideal candidate for this position will be forward thinking, professional and poised. This person should have excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills, strong organizational skills and proven ability to maintain accurate, detailed records. Requires BA/BS and five years of full-time experience in governmental auditing. This is a continuous recruitment , interested candidates are encouraged to apply immediately. For additional information and to apply, visit www.metrolinktrains.com/careers. EEO/ADA

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Colusa County | Transit Manager

The County of Colusa, nestled in the heart of the Sacramento Valley approximately 60 miles north of Sacramento and 100 miles northeast of the San Francisco Bay Area, is a vibrant community rich in history and tradition and, offering a wonderful environment in which to live, work and play. The County, with approximately 22,000 residents, includes two incorporated cities; Colusa, which is the county seat, and Williams. The local economy is largely agriculturally based producing crops valued at more than $900 million each year and exporting farm commodities throughout the United States and to about seventy countries worldwide.

ABOUT THE POSITION: To direct, manage, supervise, and coordinate all aspects of the Transit system, maintenance shop and operations of transit vehicles for transporting of passengers operating under the rules and regulations of the Colusa County Transit Agency; to coordinate assigned activities with other county departments, divisions, and outside agencies; to provide highly responsible and complex administrative support to the Executive Director.

FINAL FILING DATE: Open Until Filled

SALARY RANGE: $4,023.00 – $5,153.00 per month plus excellent benefits package Salary ranges have six steps with approximately 5% between each step. New employees normally start at step one and after satisfactory performance during a 12 month probationary period, advance to the second step. Thereafter, annual step increases are based upon satisfactory performance.

BENEFITS: PERS Retirement plan, Deferred Compensation Plans available with monthly matching employer contributions; Paid Holiday, Vacation and Sick Leave; Paid Health Insurance for employee, Partially paid Dental Insurance and County paid Vision and Life Insurance. This position is part of the Colusa Management Coalition (CCMC).

MINIMUM JOB REQUIREMENTS:

  • Five years of increasingly responsible experience in transportation system operation, including two years of supervisory responsibility.
  • Equivalent to an Associate of Arts degree from an accredited college with major course work in transportation management, public or business administration, or a related field. Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the required education on a year for year basis.
  • Possession of a valid Class 2/B California Driver’s License, Medical Certificate and Passenger Endorsement preferred but not required.
  • Possession of valid General Public Paratransit Vehicle (GPPV) certificate preferred but not required.

Upon hiring 10 year DMV (H-6) printout will be required.

HOW TO APPLY:

Please submit a signed completed standard Colusa County Application, cover letter and resume to ccpersonnel@countyofcolusa.org

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City of Bradbury | City Manager

The City of Bradbury is a small, residential/equestrian-orientated community of approximately 1,100 residents nestled at the base of the San Gabriel Mountains below Angeles National Forest in Los Angeles County. The City is in transition from large horse farms to estate properties. The City is seeking a highly qualified, enthusiastic candidate to fill its City Manager position. The City is seeking a City Manager who will encourage an open and transparent relationship with the City Council and staff. The incoming City Manager will be a forward-thinking visionary who understands the nature of a smaller, established community. Candidates must possess a Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration, Political Science, Economics, Finance, Urban Planning, or other closely related field, as well as 10 years of progressively responsible municipal management experience or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required and necessary skills and knowledge. At least 3 years of direct supervisory experience with direct management of and responsibility for personnel is required. A Master’s degree in Public Administration or Business Administration is desirable. The salary range for the position of City Manager is $100,000-$120,000, annually; placement within this range is dependent upon qualifications. If you are interested in this outstanding opportunity, please apply online at www.bobmurrayassoc.com. Contact Gary Phillips at (916) 784-9080 with any questions.

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 City of Monte Sereno | City Manager

Monte Sereno is located approximately 50 miles southeast of San Francisco and just minutes from the heart of Silicon Valley.  Because of the City’s beauty, location and superior schools many Silicon Valley executives have chosen Monte Sereno as their home. The community remains entirely residential, with no commercial zoning and 99% single-family housing, and is an upscale Silicon Valley bedroom community with a population of about 3,485 residents. 

The City Manager is appointed by the City Council and is at-will.  The City Manager oversees an organization of six City employees and several service providers through contract.  The total operating budget is $3.5 million and the City maintains a General Fund Reserve in excess of $6.3 million.  As the administrative head of the City, the City Manager is responsible for carrying out the policy direction of the City Council in accordance with municipal law for the benefit of City residents.   Specific duties of the City Manager include overseeing the departments, preparation and administration of the annual City budget and other key projects.  Key priorities for the City Manager will be to drive the civic center/City Hall remodel and to seek technology solutions to increase communication and outreach to the community.

The new City Manager will be an experienced and accessible public sector executive with excellent management and administration skills and an unquestionable reputation for integrity and transparency. A background as a City Manager, Assistant/Deputy City Manager or other public sector executive is highly desirable for this position.  To be considered, please submit (email preferred) a letter of interest, resume, salary history and contact information including email addresses for five work-related references to Bill Avery by  February 24, 2017 . A formal job announcement is available at http://www.averyassoc.net/current-searches/.

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

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 Mariposa County | County Administrative Officer

Mariposa County, located in the remote picturesque western slope of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, is offering an excellent opportunity for an experienced executive level leader to serve as County Administrative Officer (CAO). The County has a FY2016-17 budget of $100 million and 400 full-time employees organized under 13 appointed Department Heads and 5 elected officials. Appointed by and serving at the pleasure of the Board of Supervisors, the CAO serves the legislative function of the Board by providing research, information, and recommendations. The CAO also serves all of the executive functions of the Board by administering and guiding County departments in matters at are the responsibility of the Board. In addition, the CAO acts as a representative of the Board, enforcing Board policy as well as exercising budgetary control and recommending effective and efficient operating procedures and administrative reorganizations. This position requires a Bachelor’s degree along with 7 years of increasingly responsible and relevant public sector experience including 3 years in a management role; Master’s degree and California experience is desirable. This is a well-compensated executive level position and starting salary will be dependent on qualifications. The starting annual salary will be no less than $150,000 with an excellent benefits package offered that includes CalPERS retirement. Interested candidates should apply by submitting a compelling cover letter, comprehensive resume, and current salary to apply@ralphandersen.com by February 24 , 2017. Confidential inquiries are welcomed to Ms. Heather Renschler, Ralph Andersen & Associates, at (916) 630-4900. Detailed brochure available at www.ralphandersen.com.

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 Cosumnes Community Services District | General Manager

Annual salary range: $162,660 to $217,980.
Actual salary will be dependent on qualifications and experience.

The district provides an attractive benefits package.
Application deadline: Friday, February 24, 2017

The Cosumnes Community Services District (CSD) provides Parks and Recreation Services to Elk Grove and its surrounding rural areas, along with Fire & Emergency Medical services to the cities of Elk Grove and Galt serving a diverse and growing population in excess of 185,000. An independent California Special District, the CSD is a separate local government with a five-member elected governing board. The CSD employees 267 full-time and approximately 160 part-time staff with a current budget of $74.4 million.

The General Manager is an at-will position appointed by and reporting to the District’s Board of Directors. The General Manager directs and coordinates all activities of the District, subject to approval by the Board; provides day-to-day leadership for the District; is in charge of and has overall responsibility and control over all property of the District and its three departments (Administrative Services, Fire, and Parks and Recreation). Direct reports to the General Manager include the Fire Chief, Administrator of Parks and Recreation, Human Resources Manager, Information Systems Manager, Facilities Manager, Finance Manager, Executive Assistant, and Administrative Specialist.

The ideal General Manager is an experienced administrator with proven leadership and management skills who can establish trust and respect within the organization and in the community. A Bachelor’s degree in business or public administration or a related field is required, along with ten years of full-time experience in public agency administration including seven years at the executive management/department head level. A Master’s degree is desirable.

To be considered for this exceptional career opportunity, please submit a cover letter, résumé, six work-related references and current salary to:

Stuart Satow
CPS HR Consulting
Ph: 916 471-3134
Fx: 916 561-7205
Email: resumes@cpshr.us

To view an online brochure for this position visit: http://www.cpshr.us/search
Cosumnes Community Services District website: www.yourcsd.com

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Town of Los Gatos | Assistant Town Manager

Annual salary range: $119,920 – $184,493
(salary range will increase 2.5% effective July 2017). Actual salary will be based on the experience and qualifications of the successful candidate. The Town offers an extensive benefit package.
Application deadline: Friday, March 3, 2017

Nestled at the base of the majestic Santa Cruz Mountains, Los Gatos offers a small town feel with big time appeal. With a population of 31,000+ highly educated residents, Los Gatos is a unique community offering natural beauty that inspires a healthy lifestyle.

Incorporated in 1887, Los Gatos seeks an Assistant Town Manager to serve as a member of the Town’s Leadership Team while assisting the Town Manager in coordinating the operations of the Town with a workforce of 145.98 FTEs and a FY 16-17 budget of $72.3 million and a five-year CIP of $42.9 million.

The ideal Assistant Town Manager is an experienced local government professional with proven leadership and management abilities with specific administrative skills and strong financial acumen. Successful candidates will possess a customer service orientation and a willingness to work in a collaborative, team-oriented environment. Minimum requirements include possession of a Bachelor’s degree in Public or Business Administration or closely related field, along with at least eight years of senior level government experience; Master’s degree desirable.

To be considered for this exceptional career opportunity, please submit a cover letter, résumé, six work-related references and current salary to:

Stuart Satow
CPS HR Consulting
Ph: 916 471-3134
Fx: 916 561-7205
Email: resumes@cpshr.us

To view an online brochure for this position visit: http://www.cpshr.us/search
Town of Los Gatos, CA website: www.losgatosca.gov

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City of Diamond Bar | City Manager

The City of Diamond Bar invites your interest for the position of City Manager. Set against a scenic mountain backdrop on almost 15 square miles of rolling hills and valleys in the East San Gabriel Valley region, the City of Diamond Bar is a predominantly middle-to upper-class community that is home to 57,000 residents. It is mostly residential in character, with a stock of approximately 18,500 homes which are 80% owner occupied and 71% single family homes, and 1,600 businesses of retail, commercial or light industrial-nature located within interspersed pockets. Among the amenities that contribute to the high quality of life are – the family-friendly atmosphere; the well-maintained parks, trails and roads; the top-rated school districts; and the unparalleled public safety services which contribute to keeping Diamond Bar among the top safest communities in the region.

The City of Diamond Bar officially incorporated on April 18, 1989 and is a General Law City that operates under the Council/ Manager form of government. Legislative authority is vested in a five-member City Council elected at large for four-year terms. The next election for three Council seats is November 2017. The Council is responsible for general City policy, as well as for the appointment of the City Manager, City Attorney, and members of the City’s three citizen commissions. The Mayor is selected by the members of the City Council each December and serves as the ceremonial head of the City Council. The City provides service to the community through a contract-city model with public safety services contracted out to Los Angeles County Sheriff, Fire and Library “Districts”. City departments include: Administration, Information Systems, Public Works – Engineering and Maintenance, Community Development, Finance, and Parks and Recreation and are staffed by 52 full-time employees and approximately 60 part-time employees. All executive management and division manager positions are currently filled with the exception of the Parks and Recreation Director. The employees receive strong support, from management and the City Council, and are not represented by a union. The FY 2016-17 General Fund Budget is $26.1 million with a Capital Improvement Project Budget of $19.6 million. The largest source of General Fund revenue is property, state, sales and local taxes. The City has, over its 27 year history, demonstrated a balance between investing in the future and a strong commitment to fiscal prudency by preserving a healthy fund balance reserve of approximately $17 million.

The annual salary will be based on the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate. In addition, the City offers a competitive benefits package. Apply by March 12, 2017.

To apply, please visit the City’s website: www.diamondbarca.gov/cm

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City of Walnut Creek | City Manager

Walnut Creek is a thriving community of 70,000 residents that offers a distinctive blend of urban flair, suburban grace, and peaceful wilderness.  With an exceptional quality of life that has become a hallmark of the city, Walnut Creek continues to show strength as a major employer; a successful retail, arts, and entertainment hub; and a safe community with attractive residential neighborhoods.  With a staff of 360 and FY 2016/17 total budget of $137.5M, the City Manager will work collaboratively with the 5-member City Council in addressing issues relating to traffic, parking, aging infrastructure, housing affordability, and homelessness.  Proven local government leadership experience with a solid understanding of municipal budgeting and finance, workforce housing, homelessness, and funding mechanisms to address infrastructure improvement is desirable.  Bachelor’s degree in public or business administration or a related field is required; Master’s preferred.  Prior salary was $235,380; appointment DOQ.

Please send your cover letter and resume electronically to:

Peckham & McKenney
apply@peckhamandmckenney.com

Resumes acknowledged within two business days.  Call Bobbi Peckham at (866) 912-1919 for more information.  A detailed brochure is available at www.peckhamandmckenney.com.

Filing Deadline:   March 13, 2017

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Merced County Association of Governments (MCAG) | Executive Director

Annual salary range: Negotiable DOQ
A benefit package is included.
Application deadline: Friday, March 17, 2017 .

The Merced County Association of Governments (MCAG) is offering a remarkable opportunity for an innovative and resourceful leader to help shape the future of this agriculturally rich region of California’s central valley. Merced County is home to UC Merced and is known as the “Gateway to Yosemite” with the National Park’s entry point just 83 miles away. With a current population of approximately 263,000, the County is proud of its vibrant citizenry, great traditions, educational opportunities, and multicultural lifestyles.

Reporting to MCAG’s 11-member Board of Directors comprised of elected officials representing the County of Merced and the six incorporated cities (Atwater, Dos Palos, Gustine, Livingston, Los Banos and Merced), the Executive Director provides leadership and management for an organization of 52 FTEs and a current FY total operating budget of $53 million. MCAG’s members meet to collectively address regional issues such as transportation, solid waste, and air quality.

The ideal Executive Director is an energetic, results-oriented, visionary leader with excellent communication skills and the proven abilities to facilitate change, develop and strengthen relationships, and build consensus with MCAG’s many regional partners. Strong candidates will have a track record of developing effective relationships with a diverse governing body and the leadership and people skills to coalesce divergent viewpoints into a common goal. A Bachelor’s degree and ten years of progressively responsible management experience, including four years at the executive level required; advanced degree desirable.

To be considered for this exceptional career opportunity, submit a résumé (reflecting years and months of employment as well as size of staff and budgets you have managed), cover letter, current salary and six work-related references to: resumes@cpshr.us

For additional information about this position, please contact:

Stuart Satow
CPS HR Consulting
Ph: 916 471-3134
Fx: 916 561-7205

To view an online brochure for this position visit: http://www.cpshr.us/search
Merced County Association of Governments (MCAG) website: www.mcagov.org

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City of Carmel-by-the-Sea | Assistant City Manager

The City of Carmel-by-the-Sea (population approximately 4,000) is seeking a highly-skilled public administrator with a can-do attitude, eager to contribute his/her creative and insightful leadership to help shape the future of the City’s highly unique community. The Assistant City Administrator is an at-will position reporting directly to the City Administrator and is a key financial strategist for the City. This member of the City Administrator’s Executive Leadership Team is responsible for planning, managing, supervising, and directing the day-to-day operations of Finance, Human Resources, Information Technology, Public Information, Risk Management, and special projects as assigned. The City has a full-time staff of 95 and a budget of $23 million. This position requires a Bachelor’s degree and 7 years of progressively responsible administrative experience with a minimum of 5 years of supervisory experience. A Master’s degree is preferred. The successful candidate will receive a highly competitive salary with an excellent benefits package. Apply prior to March 17, 2017 by submitting a cover letter, resume, and 6 professional references to apply@ralphandersen.com. For confidential inquiries contact Robert Burg at (916) 630-4900. Detailed brochure available at www.ralphandersen.com.

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Sacramento County | California Children’s Services Medical Director (Half Time)

Approximate Annual Salary: $92,968 – $112,992
Plus a 3.35% Management Differential and Excellent Benefits

The California Children’s Services (CCS) program provides diagnosis and treatment services, medical case management and physical and occupational therapy services to children under age 21 with CCS-eligible medical conditions. CCS also provides medically necessary physical and occupational therapy to special education students. The program pays for diagnostic services as well as eligible treatment services when the family is unable to pay for part or all of the cost of care. The California Children’s Services Medical Director has overall responsibility for medical case management, including medical eligibility, benefits, and denials of services. The Medical Director consults, liaises, and coordinates with physicians, hospital, Centers, and managed care insurance plans. Additionally, the Medical Director provides medical and public health expertise in interpreting state policies.

The ideal candidate will have at least 3 years of experience in medical case management or specialty referrals for children with special health needs, Board Certification in Pediatrics, and a valid, current license to practice as physician and surgeon by the Medical Board of California.

For any questions you may contact Mary Jess Wilson, M.D., MPH, via phone, (916) 875-9769. To apply send electronic curriculum vitae and references to wilsonmj@saccounty.net. Interested candidates should apply by  March 17, 2017 at 5:00 pm

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City of Gustine | City Manager

Gustine is located 29 miles west of Merced in the fertile San Joaquin Valley and is home to 5,756 residents who take pride in its hometown atmosphere and strong sense of community. The City is a General Law city and operates under the Council/Manager form of government. The City has 25 employees and the budget for FY 2016-17 is $1.9 million. The new City Manager must possess outstanding listening and communication skills as well as excellent interpersonal skills. A Bachelor’s Degree strongly preferred, Master’s degree desired along with a minimum of ten years of progressively responsible experience in the planning, organization, coordination and administration of a variety of activities in a local government setting.  Salary range is dependent upon qualifications and experience with excellent benefits including CalPERS retirement (Classic members 2.5% @ 55); comprehensive health, dental, and vision for employee and dependents with little cost to the employee; 10 paid holidays; 336 hours of annual leave, life insurance, deferred compensation with employer match up to 3%; employee assistance program; and a wellness program.   

Please send your cover letter and resume electronically to:

Peckham & McKenney
apply@peckhamandmckenney.com

Call Phil McKenney at (866) 912-1919 for more information or to request a detailed brochure.  The brochure is also available on our web site at www.peckhamandmckenney.com.

Closing deadline is March 20, 2017 .

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