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– Current Openings – 

Town of Avon, CO | Town Manager

City of Murrieta | Finance Manager

Sun City West, AZ | General Manager

City of Martinez | City Manager

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

California Prison Industry Authority | Chief Executive Officer 

Port of San Francisco | Maritime Director

City of Fremont |  Homeless Services Manager

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


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City of Ventura | City Manager

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

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

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Town of Avon, CO | Town Manager

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

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

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

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

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

More information here.

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City of Murrieta | Finance Manager

SALARY: $97,341 – $118,319 Annually

COMMUNITY

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

DEFINITION

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

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

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

FILING DEADLINE

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

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Sun City West, AZ | General Manager

Sun City West (pop. 28,000), one of the nation’s premier active adult golf communities, is recruiting for a new General Manager. Reporting to a nine-member elected Governing Board of Directors, the General Manager will oversee the organization’s ability to consistently deliver excellent customer service and responsiveness to support a progressive, engaged, and forward-thinking Board of Directors on addressing community issues. The next General Manager will oversee the community’s 4 full-complex recreation centers, a library, administrative buildings, a workforce of 481 employees, 7 golf courses with an operating budget of $21 million. The position requires a Master’s degree or equivalent; or 10 years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Candidates should possess supervisory skills combined with knowledge of applicable state and federal laws in regards to employment. Experience with community-based recreational organizations (specific experience with age restricted communities is an added plus), home owner associations including bylaws, elected officials, and managing multiple divisions in a public environment, is desirable. Familiarity with Arizona laws and regulations is a desired although not required.

The Governing Board of Directors is prepared to offer a competitive salary plus a full range of benefits including a 401-k Retirement. A mutually agreeable initial three-year employment agreement (renewed annually with successful performance) will be negotiated and may include relocation assistance for the selected candidate.

Apply immediately  by submitting a cover letter and resume to apply@ralphandersen.com. For confidential inquiries contact Heather Renschler at (916) 630-4900. Detailed brochure available at www.ralphandersen.com/jobs/gm-sun-city-west/.

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City of Martinez | City Manager

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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California Prison Industry Authority | Chief Executive Officer

SALARY: $144,000 – 180,000 annually

If you have experience in manufacturing, with a history of producing profits, overseeing complex budgets, and leveraging your emotional intelligence and political savvy — and you have a desire to improve the lives of thousands while saving tax payers millions — then this is the job for you.  

The California Prison Industry Authority (CALPIA) seeks a Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to lead development and operations of industries, agricultural, and service enterprises.  This includes the production of over 100 manufacturing, service and consumable enterprises and providing work opportunities for offenders under the jurisdiction of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR).  CALPIA is looking for an organizational leader who has an entrepreneurial spirit, strong fiscal background, and brings a career background of product development and cost control excellence. The ideal candidate will be adept at working effectively with legislative leaders, board members, and community stakeholders.  The incumbent will be an exceptional leader who has a passion for changing the lives of those who have served their time, giving them a second chance to become a positive contributor to our society.

THE BOARD & ORGANIZATION

CALPIA works!  Our career technical education programs have some of the lowest recidivism rates in the country.  We provide inmates job skills training in various enterprise and vocational programs in 36 prisons and juvenile facilities throughout California.  The goods and services produced by these enterprises are sold predominately to departments of the State of California and other government entities. CALPIA is overseen by an eleven-member Prison Industry Board (PIB).  The PIB was established in 1983 to oversee CALPIA’s operations, much like a corporate board of directors. It sets general policy, oversees the performance of our existing industries, and determines which new industries will be established.  The Board also serves as a public hearing body, ensuring that CALPIA enterprises are self-sufficient and do not have an adverse impact upon private industries. The Board actively solicits public input for the decisions it makes to expand existing or develop new prison industries.  Click here to view our Strategic Plan.  

THE JOB / IDEAL CANDIDATE

The CEO is appointed by and reports to the PIB and is an at-will position.  The CEO spends approximately 60% of their time working from CALPIA’s headquarters in Folsom, California.  The CEO also acts as the Chief Administrator for the PIB, regularly travels throughout the state of California to work with the 35 adult institutions, and meets with major customers, suppliers, internal and external stakeholders, members of the financial community, and the public. The CEO provides leadership and policy oversight to the organization through the ongoing development of the organization’s vision and long-term strategic plan, defines the culture, provides people and team leadership, and ensures the organization operates as a growing, profitable business enterprise and social program that benefits inmates and constituents across California.  The CEO oversees an approximate budget of $250 million, leads eight direct reports who oversee a total staff of 1,269, and supports over 8,000 offender assignments in manufacturing, agricultural, consumable, service and support functions, including warehouse and administration.

The core functions of the job are: fiscal management of complex funding streams, production, building relationships, working with elected officials, providing excellent customer service, and meeting profit and budgets goals. The CEO will be responsible for overseeing 27 business lines, all running at the same time, and 125 cost accounting centers/business units.  CALPIA receives no budget appropriations and thus must maintain solvency to sustain its programs. The position requires strong decision-making, problem-solving, and management skills, a high level of emotional intelligence, and political savvy.

The CEO will ensure CALPIA’s Core Values and Quality Principles are always met.

Core Values –

  • Leadership – Have a vision, and inspire others to support that vision.
  • Respect – Treat others the way you wish to be treated.
  • Professionalism – Mutual respect among all levels of staff.
  • Integrity – Do the right thing in all circumstances.
  • Teamwork – Be proactive in soliciting others’ opinions.
  • Safety – Be proactive in identifying and preventing safety issues.
  • Accountability – Accept responsibility for the outcomes expected of you – both good and bad.

Quality Principles – we implement our Quality Policy through:

  • Customer Focus
  • Leadership
  • Involvement of People
  • Process Approach
  • System Approach
  • Continual Improvement
  • Factual Approach to Decision Making

The General Manager will also…

Leadership / Communications / Strategy

  • Have a proven and successful track record of working with Boards and elected officials.
  • Align self and professional priorities with the operations strategic plan.
  • Create a performance-outcome based organizational culture.
  • Be a brilliant communicator and an adept mediator.
  • Be a strategic thinker, creative problem solver, trust builder, and accountable decision maker.
  • Set and communicate a clear vision and organizational objectives.
  • Be an assertive and influential leader, able to advocate and advance initiatives for CALPIA.
  • Build and support a culture that is collaborative, transparent, and data driven.  
  • Empower others and be a positive team builder.
  • Effective address complex issues in public settings.
  • Think of creative ways to use technology to advance service delivery and improve efficiencies.

Business Acumen / Administration / Operations

  • Operate within a strong ethical framework.
  • Improving accountability, customer service, and efficiency.
  • Provide fiscal oversight, revenue forecasting, and management of enterprise funds.
  • Oversee the performance of long-term financing for operational needs.
  • Monitor and keep others informed of issues, trends and legal matters that affect CALPIA.
  • Have a familiarity with complex contracts on a variety of administrative, fiscal, and special projects, including collective bargaining agreements.

Interpersonal / Community & Business Partner:

  • Value the importance of connecting with other community organizations, listen to their needs, build trust, and leverage their ideas and partnerships to effectively address community issues.
  • Collaborate with other jurisdictions, agencies, businesses and institutions to produce partnered solutions.
  • Be responsive, approachable and accessible.
  • Be self-directed, motivated, detail oriented and flexible.

Employment Standards:

  • 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 includes responsibility for fiscal, personnel, administrative, and/or analytical programs, and oversight of major program planning, budgeting, and implementation.
  • California state or local government experience

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

The salary range for this position is $144,000 – 180,000 annually . In addition to base salary, CALPIA offers …

  • Health Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • CalPERS Safety Retirement of 2% at 50 (Age at Retirement) Benefit Factor
  • $50,000 Basic Life Insurance

HOW TO APPLY: This position is open until filled. Apply by November 19, 2018 for first consideration.  

Apply At: http://wbrowncreative.com/capabilities/job-board/

  • Questions: Call 541-664-0376 / 866-929-WBCP, or e-mail Wendi Brown at wendi@wbrowncreative.com
  • Save the Date: Interviews will take place on December 6 and 7, 2018.  Candidates selected for interviews must to be available on both days.

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Port of San Francisco | Maritime Director

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

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

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City of Fremont | Homeless Services Manager

ABOUT US

Fremont is a well-managed innovative city located in the heart of the Bay Area and Silicon Valley. Fremont prides itself on green technology, a low crime rate, great schools and parks, open space, a low unemployment rate, and an incredibly diverse population of 235,000 residents. As a full-service city, Fremont employs 936 regular employees and has a General Fund budget of $205 million dollars.

The City Manager’s Office works to support a vibrant community through the creation and maintenance of services that empower individuals, strengthen families, encourage self-sufficiency, and enhance safe neighborhoods.    The City values its people, creativity, quality service, integrity, open communication, collaboration, and building a strong community through partnerships.

THE POSITION

This is an exciting new position within the City Manager’s Office reporting to an Assistant City Manager.  The position will partner with other City departments and act as a community focal point to develop and implement strategic plans to prevent, reduce, mitigate and end homelessness.  

THE IDEAL CANDIDATE

The City of Fremont is looking for someone with initiative, a creative approach to problem solving, and exceptional people skills including the ability to establish trust within the Fremont community and target population.    

The candidate should have the following:

– Ability to  develop and implement innovative programs to help mitigate the impacts of, reduce and end homelessness

– Ability to represent the City to various internal departments and external organizations and community groups

– Ability to establish effective relationships with City departments, local service providers and the homeless community

– Ability to prepare concise narrative and statistical written and verbal reports

– Demonstrate a balanced understanding of and compassion for the root causes of homelessness including mental health and substance abuse as well as the City’s obligation to enforce state and local laws.

WHAT YOU WILL DO ALL DAY

– Develop, coordinate, manage and evaluate City operated or contracted programs to address homelessness and mitigate its impacts.

– Analyze and identify potential funding sources for homeless activities and services.

– Develop and implement communications strategies including public outreach and the dissemination of materials. related to services.

– Manage requests to county or state resources for assistance with homeless individuals and those at risk.

– Serve as the first point of contact for homelessness related community concerns.  May provide direction to staff in other City departments with responsibilities in addressing various aspects of homelessness.

– Monitor and analyze new and revised statues, legislation, articles, trends and developments related to homeless issues, services and funding.

– Prepare and monitor project and program budget and expenditures.

– Coordinate, in collaboration with Every One Home, the biennial homeless census as mandated by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

– Develop and maintain  strong working relationships with staff in the Human Services and Police  Departments, health care professionals, family service providers, the Family Resource Center, homeless/housing service providers and the community at large.

– Prepare written and statistical reports.

– Prepare correspondence, and Council summaries highlighting work progress.

CANDIDATE PROFILE

The successful candidate will have any combination of education and/or experience that has provided the knowledge and skills necessary to satisfactory job performance.  A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and skills would be: 

– Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration, Social Sciences or a related field.

– Five (5) years of directly related experience is desirable.

– A Master’s degree is highly desirable.

LICENSE/CERTIFICATES/SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

This position requires the ability to travel independently within and outside City limits.  Therefore, a valid Class C California Driver’s License is required by time of appointment. 

COMPENSATION & BENEFITS

The annual salary is $107,955—$145,750 depending on qualifications.  Current benefit features include:

– CalPERS Retirement Benefit*

– Classic Employees – 2.0% @ 60 benefit, 3 year final average compensation.

– New Employees – 2.0% @ 62 benefit, 3 year final average compensation.

– Required PERS contributions vary by plan.  All required contributions are tax deferred.

– Cafeteria Benefits Plan for employees/dependents includes up to $2,130 monthly to purchase medical, dental and vision plans; child care and medical expenses can be paid for with pre-tax dollars.

A complete benefits summary can be found at www.fremont.gov.

HOW TO JOIN OUR TEAM

To view the complete job announcement and application instructions, visit www.fremont.gov/cityjobs.

The first review of applications is November 28, 2018.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

For more information contact:

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

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

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