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City of Modesto | Director of Finance

City of Modesto | Director of Utilities

Butte County | Assistant Director, General Services

City of San Bruno | City Manager

City of Calabasas | City Manager

City of Tulare | Police Chief

City of Chandler, AZ | Assistant City Manager

City of Davis | Finance Director

City of Richmond | City Manager

City of Half Moon Bay | City 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.

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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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Butte County | Assistant Director, General Services

                Salary $91,686-$122,865

                Closing Date 4/20/2018 5:00 PM Pacific

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Under general direction, assists the Director in the daily operation and management of the General Services Department including the responsibility for planning, organizing and managing the activities of the Department through subordinate managers and supervisors and ensuring the efficient and economical delivery of services in compliance with County rules, regulations and policies.  Serves as the General Services Director in the Director’s absence and performs related duties as assigned.

Essential Job Functions

Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following tasks, knowledge, skills and other characteristics.  The list that follows is not intended as a comprehensive list; it is intended to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities.  Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties listed, and may be required to perform additional, position-specific tasks.

  • Assists the General Services Director through subordinate supervisors and lead workers, to oversee the various General Services functions and assists the General Services Director in:
  • Planning long-term and short-term goals and objectives.
  • Managing the development of programs and operating procedures.
  • Evaluating the effectiveness of capital spending and other programs.
  • Reviewing program funding needs, forming budgetary guidelines and the preparation of unit budgets.
  • Reviewing work methods and inter/intra departmental procedures to ensure an effective workflow and compliance with established policy.
  • Reviewing correspondence, regulations and legislation to determine necessary operational changes.
  • Controlling program activity expenditures.
  • Developing and administering grants and contracted programs for County services.
  • Solicit, analyze and make recommendations on project bids and proposals.
  • Estimating costs, selecting contractors, and ensuring that all codes and regulations are met.
  • Assisting in directing the capital facilities construction program.
  • Determine feasibility and appropriateness of land and building use.
  • Assess workspace utilization and needs.
  • Participate in hiring, training, and evaluation of staff members.
  • Analyze data and preparing administrative studies
  • Prepare oral and written reports.
  • Make presentations to the Board of Supervisors regarding proposals for operations and improvements in General Services.
  • Keep informed of current trends and new developments in intergovernmental centralized services.
  • Plan, organize and direct the work of professional, skilled and semi-skilled staff.
  • Assists the Director in developing the annual Capital Improvement Plan.
  • May be assigned additional administrative and/or supervisory responsibilities.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Successful completion of the requirements for a Baccalaureate Degree from an accredited college or university is required.
  • Four (4) years of supervisory or management experience in General Services, or a related field such as public works, architecture, engineering or construction management is required.
  • Four (4) years of progressively responsible experience in General Services operation or performing administrative, management, personnel or fiscal analysis is desired.
  • Shall be required to possess or obtain by appointment date a valid California driver’s license issued by the State Department of Motor Vehicles.
  • Employees hired into this classification must file statements of economic interest with the Butte County Clerk/Recorder.

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City of San Bruno | City Manager

The City of San Bruno is seeking experienced, respected professionals to help lead this active and engaged community. With a total 2017/18 all funds annual operating budget of $83,313,266, Capital Improvement Program budget of $76,322,283, and a General Fund operating budget of $43,565,119, the City of San Bruno has ten departments and a current staff of 253 FTEs. The ideal candidate will be highly organized and comfortable with a variety of municipal functions. The position requires someone who is fiscally prudent, politically astute, and has a comfort with, and a strong desire for, interaction with elected officials, local and regional government entities, business leaders, residents, and diverse stakeholders. This position requires a Bachelor’s degree with significant experience in local government. A Master’s degree and five years of senior level executive management experience is strongly preferred. The annual salary range for this position will be dependent on qualifications and education (DOQE) and is competitive in the region. Additionally, the City offers a benefit package, including CalPERS retirement. The City does not participate in Social Security except the Medicare portion (1.45%). Interested candidates should apply immediately by submitting a compelling cover letter and comprehensive resume to apply@ralphandersen.com. Confidential inquiries welcomed to Heather Renschler at 916.630.4900. Full brochure available at www.ralphandersen.com/jobs/city-manager-san-bruno-ca/.

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City of Calabasas | City Manager

The City of Calabasas is seeking a dynamic and accomplished executive to join this financially healthy and well-managed organization as City Manager. With approximately 86 full-time employees, 79 permanent part-time employees, and a range of seasonal employees, the City Manager will continue to oversee the organization’s ability to consistently deliver excellent customer service and responsiveness to support a progressive and forward-thinking City Council and community with high expectations. For the next fiscal year, the City’s total revenue is anticipated to be in excess of $24 million with expenditures also of $24 million. The top candidate will be committed to organizational effectiveness, fiscal accountability, and continuous improvement of a municipal organization. This position requires a Bachelor’s degree with experience leading an organization of comparable size and/or greater complexity. Candidates may have gained qualifying experience in city management or other executive level positions (department or agency head) in the public sector or achievement of a verifiable record of success in the private sector, state or federal government, or military service. The salary for this position is highly competitive for the region and will be dependent upon qualifications (DOQ). The City also offers executive level benefits including CalPERS Retirement. Interested candidates should apply by submitting a compelling cover letter and comprehensive resume to apply@ralphandersen.com Apply immediately . Confidential inquiries welcomed to Heather Renschler at 916.630.4900. Full brochure available at https://www.ralphandersen.com/jobs/city-manager-calabasas-ca/.

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City of Tulare | Police Chief

SALARY:  $ 126,103.44 – $ 153,279.60 Annually

OUR COMMUNITY

The City of Tulare is a family-oriented community with a population of 63,515, situated in the Central San Joaquin Valley along Highway 99, just 47 miles south of Fresno and 64 miles north of Bakersfield.  Our mid-state location benefits businesses needing same-day access to key California markets as well as residents seeking recreational opportunities in the beautiful Sierra Nevada Mountains to the east and the spectacular California coastline to the west.  Founded in 1874 by the railroad, Tulare overcame numerous disasters in the 1880’s.  Following three major fires and the departure of the railroad, the community’s saving element was bringing water and farming to the area.  Situated in the heart of some of the most productive farmland in the world, Tulare is very attractive to food processors and distributors (such as Haagen-Dazs, Land O’Lakes, Saputo, and Kraft) because of our central location and abundant supply of locally grown products.  Tulare County is the number one milk-processing county, and now the second largest agricultural producing county in the world, second only to neighboring Fresno County.

THE DEPARTMENT

The Tulare Police Department proudly serves a supportive community.  The dedicated men and women of the Tulare Police Department are well trained, thoughtful, and committed to providing professional law enforcement services to the citizens and visitors of our community.   The Department has 109 sworn and   non-sworn personnel working in the following Divisions: Administration (including Records, Communications, School Resource Officers and Crime Prevention), Patrol (including K-9, Traffic Unit and SWAT), Investigations (including Detectives, Gang Task Force and Narcotics), Animal Services and Code Enforcement.  We take pride in the fact that our department is as culturally diverse as our community is.   The Police Department is continuously working to find new and innovative ways in which to engage and build lasting partnerships with the community.  The responsibility for the safety of our community is a partnership and without the help and support of our citizens, effective policing would not be possible.     The citizens of Tulare support its Public Safety departments as evident with the passage of Measure I, which is a half-cent sales tax used to preserve public services such as police protection, fire suppression and street maintenance.

THE POSITION AND THE IDEAL CANDIDATE

Under general administrative direction from the City Manager, the Police Chief plans, directs, organizes, manages and provides administrative direction and oversight for all functions and activities of the Police Department; 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; and, provides highly responsible and complex professional assistance as a member of the City’s Department Head group and support to the City Manager.

The City of Tulare is seeking a driven and motivated Police Chief who is approachable, outgoing and comfortable interacting with all members of City staff, City Council and community on a regular basis.  The new Chief will be open and transparent in his/her dealings with internal and external stakeholders.  The ideal candidate will take a proactive stance toward problem solving and be someone with excellent diplomacy, presentation and relationship building skills who is politically astute, but remains apolitical.   The ideal candidate for Police Chief will be a hands-on executive with the technical expertise to continue the department’s tradition of exceptional professionalism.  The Police Chief will be a dedicated leader with law enforcement experience gained through a career in a community with similar issues and complexity.  The Police Chief will demonstrate the ability to build a strong team; mentor employees; continue to develop the technical and professional skills of staff; think strategically, anticipate problems, and bring innovative solutions; and possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

The incoming Chief will be an honest, consistent, firm but fair decision-maker with the ability to lead by example and hold staff accountable while treating employees with dignity and respect.  The City is looking for a hard-working hands-on Police Chief to lead the department.   A Chief who understands the needs of the entire City and demonstrates the ability to balance those needs with the needs of the Department will do well in the position as will a Chief who understands current law enforcement trends and services.

Any combination of experience, training and education that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying.  Candidates should possess at least two (2) years municipal, managerial experience in police services equivalent to the level of Captain or above.  A Bachelor’s degree in police science, public administration or a related field is desirable.   Candidates must possess a valid P.O.S.T. Management certificate and a valid California Driver’s License.

SEARCH PROCESS

Filing Deadline:   Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Following the closing date, resumes will be screened and the most qualified candidates will be invited to an interview process.  References will be contacted only following candidate approval.   A LiveScan, background investigation, psychological testing and a pre-employment medical are also part of the employment process.     If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call Janice Avila, Human Resources Director at (559) 684-4203.

THE APPLICATION PROCESS

To apply for this career opportunity, please submit your cover letter, resume, and contact information in a sealed envelope marked confidential to:  Janice Avila, Human Resources Director, City of Tulare, 411 E. Kern, Tulare, CA  93274.  You may also send your information electronically tojavila@tulare.ca.gov.  If you have any questions regarding this position or application process, please feel free to contact Ms. Avila at 559.684.4203, or at the email address above.

COMPENSATION

The City of Tulare offers a competitive compensation and benefits program.  The salary range for this position will be $10,508 – $12,773 per month depending upon qualifications.  In addition, the City of Tulare offers a comprehensive benefits package as outlined below.

BENEFITS PACKAGE

Retirement:   In accordance with the California Public Employee’s Pension Reform Act of 2013 (PEPRA), the City of Tulare will offer the following safety retirement benefit (2.7% at 57) to new PERS members beginning January 1, 2013 with three years final compensation.  Existing PERS members with no break in service will receive the 3.0% at 55 formula with single highest year. 

Insurance Benefits:  Health Insurance – City pays a portion of the employee and dependent coverage costs of group medical, dental and vision insurance. An opt-out plan is also available.  Life Insurance – based on annual salary.  Short and Long-Term Disability Insurance.

Leave/Holidays:

  • Management Leave:  Eighty-eight (88) Hours per year (prorated based on date of hire).
  • Sick Leave: Twelve (12) days per year (earned on a pay period by pay period basis)
  • Vacation Leave: Ten (10) days per year.  Additional days based on service years.  (Buy-back option available)
  • Holidays:  Twelve (12) holidays observed annually.
  • Additional Leave:  Employees receive one (1) day for birthday credit and two (2) floating holidays.

Other Allowances:  Auto Allowance: $400 per month (or assigned vehicle); Cell Phone/Data Plan Reimbursement: $100 per month.

Optional Benefits:  Additional Life Insurance, Voluntary Deferred Compensation Program (457 Plans), Flexible Benefit Program (IRS Section 125 Plan)

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City of Chandler, AZ | Assistant City Manager.

The Opportunity: The City of Chandler seeks an experienced, creative and collaborative professional to become an effective leader of Chandler’s efficient and team-oriented organization. The ideal candidate will have proactive, participative management experience and possess excellent relationship building skills coupled with a breadth of experience in municipal government administration. The successful candidate will demonstrate effective staff management and strong political acumen working with elected officials. The Assistant City Manager will embrace the City Manager’s approach of developing strong working relationships with all areas of the organization based on partnership, mutual trust, respect, accountability and regular and candid communication.

The Organization: The City of Chandler is a nationally recognized, full-service, charter city operating under the council-manager form of government. The City is led by a seven-member City Council, elected at-large. The Mayor is directly elected, while the Vice Mayor is chosen by the City Council from amongst its members. The City is organized into the Departments of the City Manager’s office including Economic Development and Neighborhood Resources; Administrative Services; City Clerk’s Office; City Court; Communications and Public Affairs; Community Services; Development Services; Fire; Law; Management Services; Public Works and Utilities; and Police. Chandler provides a full array of municipal services and in addition operates the Chandler Center for the Arts, the Museum and a municipal airport. Chandler employs @1,687 full time employees and has four employee associations. The City’s proposed budget for FY 18/19 is $875.7 million.

The Ideal Candidate: The successful candidate will have a demonstrated track record of effective staff management and development, along with a strong political acumen in working with elected officials. He/she will enjoy the challenge of a fastpaced, progressive and team-oriented work environment. Key attributes include: • An effective, service-oriented manager who respects employees, holds the organization accountable, leads necessary staff development and cultivates high morale. • A manager who seeks to delegate and empower his/her staff; appreciates the strengths of a talented and devoted management team. • A team builder and mentor; committed to developing City staff to their fullest potential. • A relationship-builder; proactive in establishing constructive and collaborative relationships within the City organization.

Compensation and Benefits: The FY 18/19 salary range for the Assistant City Manager is $139,354 – $205,095. The starting salary will depend on the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate. The City offers an attractive benefit package including affordable medical, dental and vision programs, wellness programs, retirement health savings, deferred compensation, vacation, sick leave, holidays, short term disability, group life and commuter insurance and an array of voluntary benefits. The City of Chandler participates in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS). This position is designated as “unclassified” and will serve at the pleasure of the City Manager. Residency in the City of Chandler is required.

Selection Process: To be considered for this outstanding career opportunity, submit your resume, cover letter and references and salary requirements to the City’s Human Resources Division by June 29, 2018 . Resumes should reflect years of employment as well as size of staff and budgets you have managed. Apply on-line at www.chandleraz.gov/hr/jobs or forward your materials to: Sue Johnson HR Manager Mail Stop 703 P.O. Box 4008 Chandler, AZ 85244-4008 Sue.Johnson@chandleraz.gov

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City of Davis | Finance Director

DEFINITION: To plan, organize, manage and direct the activities and operations of the Finance Division, including financial planning, cash and asset management, debt management, revenue administration and collection, purchasing, accounts payable; to serve as Treasurer; to provide highly responsible and complex administrative support to the City Manager. May be assigned responsibility for other divisions such as Information Technology.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Experience and Training
Any combination of experience and training that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be:

Experience:
Six years of increasingly responsible experience in municipal government including four years of administrative and management responsibility.

Education:
Equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in accounting, business administration, finance, public administration or a related field.  A Master’s degree in accounting, business, finance, or public administration is preferred.

A City of Davis online application must be submitted to be considered for this position.  Paper applications will not be accepted.  To apply, please visit www.cityofdavis.org/jobs

SALARY
$58.47 – $71.07 Hourly
$4,677.65 – $5,685.71 Biweekly
$10,134.90 – $12,319.04 Monthly
$121,618.80 – $147,828.48 Annually

FINAL FILING DATE:  June 20, 2018

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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 Half Moon Bay | City Manager

The City of Half Moon Bay rests on the Pacific Coast between forested hills and some of the most beautiful coastlines of California. Located approximately 28 miles south of San Francisco, the City lies within the westernmost portion of San Mateo County. The City’s historic downtown and coastal areas are home to hotels, interesting shops, art galleries, restaurants, bed and breakfasts and other businesses. Local beaches and parks are accessible by pedestrians, bikes and equestrians. Residents of this charming community live a lifestyle that many think no longer exists in California. Neighbors care about each other, schools are important and there is a real sense of community.

The new City Manager will have the opportunity to work in a beautiful community with a tremendous opportunity to build and expand on the organizational and community success that has transformed the City over the past several years. A priority is the completion and adoption of the current update of the City’s Local Coastal Program consistent with the California Coastal Act. Development in the City is subject to its certified Local Coastal Program (“LCP”), currently undergoing an extensive update. Land use continues to be a key issue in Half Moon Bay. The City’s location in the Coastal Zone creates ongoing challenges for development, zoning and land use. Potential development opportunities exist and are of acute interest to the community. The Manager will be expected maintain and expand upon the City’s engagement and outreach initiatives to the diverse and active community.

The nature of this high profile and visible position requires excellent communication skills and diplomacy in maintaining continuous contact with the City Council, staff and the community. This position requires previous experience as a public-sector executive with at least five years of staff and budget management experience along with a Bachelor’s degree in a related field. An MA/MS is preferred and strong generalist experiences in the various disciplines mentioned are highly desirable qualifications. A fluency in Spanish is advantageous as well. The salary for this position is open and negotiable, dependent upon 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 Paul Kimura by July 13, 2018 .

Paul Kimura 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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