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– Current Openings –

City of Bell | Community Development Director

Town of Colma | City Manager

Town of Apple Valley | Town Manager

San Luis Obispo County | County Administrative Officer

City of Sacramento | Assistant City Manager

City of Moreno Valley | Public Works Director

City of Vallejo | City Manager

City of Modesto | Chief Information Officer

Metrolink | Senior Manager, General Accounting

City of Visalia | City Manager


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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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Town of Colma | City Manager

Nestled at the northern end of the Peninsula in the San Francisco Bay Area is the beautiful community of Colma (pop. 1,506). The City Council is seeking candidates for the City Manager position who recognize the history and unique character of the Town and will guide policymakers in maintaining the quality of life that residents value and cherish. The ideal candidate will be an outgoing and engaging individual who enjoys people and public service and is comfortable with the high level of citizen participation inherent in this “small town” community. Colma is a community where residents value a common sense of civic purpose and support a positive, open relationship with each other and their Town government. This is an attractive career opportunity in local government for someone who understands the benefits of having a thriving commercial and retail environment as a means to deliver community services and public safety to residents. Requires a Bachelor’s degree and experience in a management capacity preferably in a small-to-medium municipal organization or as a department director with a larger agency. All qualified candidates with California experience are strongly encouraged to apply. Qualified local government professionals (or other executive-level individuals with non-profit or comparable experience) within a commutable distance are highly encouraged to consider this opportunity. The salary for this position is $190,008 to $230,952 DOQ and is supplemented with a comprehensive executive benefit package. Interested candidates should submit a compelling cover letter, comprehensive resume, current salary, and professional references by September 25, 2017 to apply@ralphandersen.com. Confidential inquiries welcomed to Heather Renschler at (916) 630-4900. Detailed brochure available at http://www.ralphandersen.com/jobs/city-manager-colma-ca/.

View the full ad HERE.

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Town of Apple Valley | Town Manager

The next Town Manager for the Town of Apple Valley, California (92 full time staff and a budget of $80,688,717) will enjoy working with a Town Council that has a long track record of stability, responsibility, and sound leadership. The Town is hiring its fourth Town Manager in its history; the last Town Manager retired recently after serving nearly 10 years. The next Town Manager must be experienced, highly communicative, and well qualified. A Bachelor’s degree in public administration, political science, business management, or a closely related field and five years of high-level experience in municipal administration is required. A Master’s degree is preferred. The Apple Valley Town Council will offer a competitive salary for this at-will, executive position dependent upon the selected candidate’s qualifications. Additionally, the selected candidate will enjoy an excellent benefits package including CalPERS retirement. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply by September 18, 2017 to apply@ralphandersen.com and should include a compelling cover letter, comprehensive resume, and three years salary history. Confidential inquiries welcomed to Greg Nelson at 916-630-4900. Detailed brochure available at www.ralphandersen.com.

View the full ad HERE.

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San Luis Obispo County | County Administrative Officer

Annual salary range: $203,153.64 – $246,916.80
The county offers an excellent benefits package.
Application deadline:  Wednesday, September 27, 2017 

San Luis Obispo County, is located along the Pacific Ocean in Central California, between Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay Area. As of the 2010 census, the population was approximately 280,000. County of San Luis Obispo has a 2017-2018 budget of $590 million and employs approximately 2,780 staff members, who work to serve the community with pride to enhance the economic, environmental and social quality of life.

The Administrative Office assists the Board of Supervisors in managing, directing, and coordinating the operation of all departments over which the Board exercises control. The Administrative Office is responsible for the preparation of the Board’s Agenda, the implementation of Board Policies, and the preparation of the County Budget.

The County of San Luis Obispo is seeking an Administrative Officer who is committed to meeting the goals of the County as directed by the Board of Supervisors. The County Administrative Officer (CAO) is appointed by the Board of Supervisors and shall generally advise, assist, act as agent for, and be responsible to the Board of Supervisors for the proper and efficient administration of the affairs of the County that are placed in his/her charge by the Board. The CAO shall enforce ordinances, orders, policies, and/or regulations as directed by the Board.

The ideal candidate will be an honest, ethical, and dynamic leader with a record of professional accomplishments that demonstrate his/her ability to effectively lead a large and diverse public organization. A proven record in project management, strategic planning and sound fiscal management skills are essential. This challenging position requires a strong, visionary leader committed to quality improvement, customer service and performance management. A bachelor’s degree in public administration, business, or other related field and a minimum of ten (10) years of administrative and executive experience in public sector employment is required. Experience directing budget, personnel, fiscal and other administrative functions in a large scale, public sector environment is expected. Some private sector experience is helpful. An advanced degree is preferred.

To be considered for this exceptional career opportunity, please submit your résumé (reflecting years and months of employment, beginning/ending dates as well as relevant work experience), cover letter, and a list of six work-related references, as well as the size of staff and budgets you have managed. Submit your materials on our website: https://secure.cpshr.us/escandidate/JobDetail?ID=266

Frank Rojas
CPS HR Consulting

Ph: 916 471-3111

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City of Sacramento | Assistant City Manager

Annual salary: up to $221,639
Actual salary will be based on the experience and qualifications of the successful candidate.
The City offers an extensive benefit package.
Application deadline:  Monday, September 25, 2017 

The City of Sacramento is experiencing a renaissance of its urban core with unprecedented investment in Downtown Sacramento reshaping California’s Capital City. This Downtown revitalization, combined with numerous other development activities in the region, affords a dynamic leader to spearhead Sacramento’s multifaceted development efforts.

The Assistant City Manager is appointed by the City Manager, and will support the City Manager in his role as chief administrative officer of the City. As the result of the restructuring of the City Manager’s office, the Assistant City Manager will serve as one of four Assistant City Managers serving in support of the Office of the City Manager and will serve, in rotation with the other Assistant City Managers, as the acting City Manager in his absence. This Assistant City Manager will oversee two City Departments: Community Development; and Innovation and Economic Development, and potentially another depending on the candidate’s skillsets and future organizational opportunities.

It is anticipated that the new Assistant City Manager will be an experienced local government professional with outstanding leadership and personnel management skills, and with a breadth of experience in municipal government administration with specific expertise in economic and community development. Specific requirements include seasoned, experienced local government professionals with seven or more years of municipal senior management experience ideally in a large metropolitan jurisdiction, and a relevant Bachelor’s degree; graduate degree preferred.

Please submit a cover letter, résumé, current salary and six work-related references by applying on our website: https://secure.cpshr.us/escandidate/JobDetail?ID=270

For additional information contact:

Stuart Satow
CPS HR CONSULTING
Ph: 916/471-3134

City of Sacramento website: www.cityofsacramento.org
To view an online brochure for this position visit: www.cpshr.us/search

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City of Moreno Valley | Public Works Director

  • Unique Career Opportunity
  • Focused, Progressive Organization
  • Dynamic Executive Team
  • Fast Paced, Engaging Work Environment

Don’t miss this opportunity to take your Public Works career to the next level with the City of Moreno Valley.

The Public Works Director is a key member of the City’s Executive Team.  Depending upon the qualifications of the individual selected, the Public Works Director may also serve as the City Engineer.  This position is responsible for directing 5 key Divisions: Capital Projects; Land Development; Special Districts Administration; Maintenance & Operations; and Transportation Engineering. With a staff comprised of 120 full and part-time employees, the Public Works Director oversees an operating budget of $24.5 million and a Capital Improvement budget of $28.9 million.

The City of Moreno Valley is pleased to offer this unique opportunity to join a highly professional team in service to the Moreno Valley community. The environment is simultaneously demanding, engaging, dynamic and rewarding. And it’s fun to work here.

Submit a resume, cover letter and online applications at: www.governmentjobs.com/careers/moval

This recruitment closes on September 24, 2017 at 5:00 pm.  See complete job description, salary and benefits at www.moval.org.  EOE

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City of Vallejo | City Manager

The City of Vallejo is located in Solano County and has a population of approximately 120,000. The City is a rapidly changing, highly diverse community located midway between the cities of Sacramento and San Francisco. It is a friendly, active waterfront community that attracts innovative, hardworking people and takes great pride in its 200-year history and maritime heritage. With a mild year-round climate and easy access to varied recreational opportunities, residents of Vallejo are situated to take advantage of the best of what the area has to offer.

The new City Manager will join Vallejo during a time of significant economic, operational and organizational progress within the City.  The challenge will be to expand on the progress attained during the past several years and to bring a new level of energy and momentum to the foundation already established. The Manager will work closely with the City Council, staff and the community in focusing on essential priorities.  Economic development and economic expansion–leading to business attraction, jobs creation and business retention–is a critical priority.  External to city operations, there is an expectation of greater levels of community visibility and transparency.  The City’s Participatory Budgeting process has started a positive community dialog and the desire is to expand the connection with the community through greater levels of participation and engagement.

The new City Manager will be a seasoned, collaborative and team oriented public sector executive with a strong foundation in finance, budgeting & administration, economic development, and labor relations.  An educational background that includes a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university is required. An MA/MS degree is highly desirable.   The salary range is open and negotiable, 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 Paul Kimura by September 29, 2017.

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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City of Modesto | Chief Information Officer

The City of Modesto, California is conducting a national search for the position of Chief Information Officer (CIO). Reporting to the City Manager, the CIO oversees 37 staff members and a budget of almost $8 million. The CIO oversees the Information Technology Department that provides centralized support to all City departments as well as offering strategic direction and long-term technology planning on a City-wide basis. 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: a Bachelor’s degree and 7 years of professional level experience in information technology involving information systems design and implementation in a centralized information technology environment including three years of administrative and management responsibility. The first review of resumes will take place October 9, 2017. To apply email compelling cover letter, comprehensive resume, salary history, and 6 professional references to apply@ralphandersen.com. Confidential inquiries are welcomed to Robert Burg, Ralph Andersen & Associates, at (916) 630-4900. Detailed brochure available at www.ralphandersen.com.

View the full ad HERE.

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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 Visalia | City Manager

The City of Visalia, a steadily growing community of over 133,000 residents is located in the heart of California’s San Joaquin Valley.  Visalia’s immediate benefits are its high quality of life, small-town charm, safe neighborhoods, excellent schools, a vibrant downtown, institutions for higher learning and a low cost of living with a median home price of $245,000. Old fashioned work ethics, commitment to excellence and community pride are key factors to its success and vitality.

The City Manager will work closely with the City Council in providing progressive leadership and oversight for all programs and services by the city organization.  City Council and management staff are effective partners and maintain a high level of mutual respect.  The key priorities for the incoming City Manager include issues related to quality of life. The desire is to maintain economic vibrancy through continued focus on effective land use decisions, maintaining a strong city infrastructure and providing economic development opportunities in a business and development friendly manner.

This position requires a minimum of seven years of extensive management experience in government administration and a Bachelor’s degree with a major in public/business administration, economics, finance or a related field.  A Master’s degree, experience within a community with a strong downtown focus and the ability to relate to an agriculturally based environment are highly desirable. The salary range is open and negotiable, 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 Paul Kimura by October 16, 2017.

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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