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– Current Openings –

City of Bell | Community Development Director

Bethel Island Municipal Improvement District (BIMID) | District Manager

Metrolink |  Controller

City of San Marino |  Human Resources Manager

City of San Marino |  Assistant Planner 

City of Pacifica | City Manager

San Luis Obispo County Air Pollution Control District | Air Pollution Control Officer (APCO)

San Diego LAFCO | Executive Officer 

City of Rancho Palos Verdes | Director of Public Works 

Butte County | Chief Administrative Officer 

City of South Pasadena | City Manager 

City of San Marino | Accountant

Sacramento Suburban Water District | General 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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Bethel Island Municipal Improvement District (BIMID) | District Manager

Increased Annual Salary Range: $88,500-$105,000, DOQ, + benefits

Seeking experienced professional to lead BIMID in implementing (1) its new Proposition 218 Assessment District revenue enhancement, including over $12 million in new DWR major levee project grant funding, and (2) its Maintenance and Operations Agreement with new 495-unit master planned Delta Coves subdivision. Provides critical levee, drainage, flood protection to the historic, bucolic East Bay Delta “legacy community” of Bethel Island (population 2,100, seasonal 5,000+). A unique professional opportunity during a dramatic transformational period for BIMID and the community.

Broad professional and/or technical background in local government and/or special district management, notably in smaller agencies. Outstanding oral/written communications, community relations, collaborative management style, personal integrity. Any combination of education, training, experience to provide the required knowledge, skills, abilities (e.g. BA or BS in public or business administration, engineering, or related field; MPA or MBA a plus, 5 years applicable experience). Apply by 5:00 P.M. June 30, 2017 . Cover letter, resume to ljbutzlaff@yahoo.com. Information (925) 684-2210. Formal recruitment brochure available.

View the full ad HERE.

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Metrolink | Controller

$4,470.35 – $6,985.35 Biweekly
$116,229.00 – $181,619.00 Annually

The Southern California Regional Rail Authority, operator of the METROLINK Commuter Rail System, is seeking a Controller who will play a critical role in the oversight of all accounting and budget functions and the financial responsibilities of the Agency. The ideal candidate for the position will exercise sound judgment, effective communication skills, initiative in the performance of duties and demonstrate an understanding of how to provide superior service to internal and external customers. Requires BA/BS and four years of experience in a senior level management position in a government or public agency. For additional information and to apply, visit www.metrolinktrains.com/careers. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply immediately. EEO/ADA

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City of San Marino | Human Resources Manager

SALARY:

The salary range is $7,501 – $9,532 depending upon qualifications and experience. Employees pay 7% employee’s share of PERS retirement system. The City offers a comprehensive benefits package.

BACKGROUND:

The City of San Marino provides an excellent environment for a Human Resources Manager interested in developing professional involvement and management activities. Under the direction of the Director of Administrative Services, the Human Resources Manager performs a wide variety of complex human resources and risk management functions. The incumbent manages, administers and coordinates human resources and risk management activities and operations for the City.

THE POSITION:

Duties include, but are not limited to, planning, coordinating, administering and supervising programs and services for human resources and risk management activities including recruitment, selection, benefits administration, classification and compensation, workers’ compensation, training, employee relations, employee safety, and labor negotiations. Manages and participates in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies and priorities for assigned programs; recommends and administers policies and procedures. Negotiates labor agreements with employee bargaining groups, and resolves sensitive and controversial issues in the course of managing the responsibility for all human resources services and activities. Oversees and coordinates the recruitment and selection process; develops and amends job descriptions and job announcements; writes and places advertisements; screens applicants and lists job candidate qualifications; recommends eligible candidates for examination or interview; coordinates oral boards and participates in the interview process. Conducts employee orientation; reviews City policies, procedures and employee benefits; conducts exit interviews. Administers and maintains the City’s classification and compensation plan; conducts job analysis studies, salary, and benefit surveys; receives appeals and recommends appropriate solutions. Administers the City’s workers’ compensation program; reviews and processes paperwork; directs and collaborates with workers’ compensation administrator; prepares appropriate reports. Selects, trains, motivates and evaluates staff; provides and/or coordinates staff training; implements discipline and termination procedures. Serves as liaison for personnel services with other divisions, departments and outside agencies; negotiates and resolves sensitive and controversial issues. Prepares and presents staff reports to City Council. Coordinates with legal counsel on legal issues pertaining to personnel matters and risk management issues. Conducts a variety of organizational studies, investigations and operational studies; recommends modifications to personnel administration programs, policies and procedures as appropriate. Coordinates the City’s risk management activities and safety program. Performs related duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in public administration, organizational development, business administration, personnel/human resources administration or a related field, plus a minimum of four years of increasingly responsible experience in human resources management, including one year of administrative and supervisory responsibility, preferably in the public sector. A Master’s degree is highly desirable.

Licenses/Certificates

Possession of a valid California Class C driver’s license

TO APPLY:

A City of San Marino application form is required for consideration. Application forms may be downloaded from the City’s website at: http://ca-sanmarino.civicplus.com/jobs.aspx. Applicant may Mail or turn into City of San Marino, 2200 Huntington Drive, San Marino, CA 91108 between 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.,

DEADLINE:

All applications must be received by 4:00 pm on Thursday, June 29, 2017 . All application materials are to be returned to:

CITY OF SAN MARINO
2200 HUNTINGTON DRIVE
SAN MARINO, CA 91108
ATTN: PERSONNEL

View the full ad HERE.

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City of San Marino | Assistant Planner

SALARY:

The salary range is $5,022 – $6,128 per month plus benefits.

THE POSITION:

The Assistant Planner, under the direction of Planning and Building Director, provides assistance at the public counter and over the telephone on inquiries regarding the City’s planning processes and procedures; reviews development plans for construction of single-family homes and commercial buildings for zoning compliance; interprets City’s zoning requirements and procedures to contractors, architects and homeowners; participates in preparing initial studies and reviewing environmental impact reports; provides primary staff support to the Design Review Committee; compiles information and makes recommendations on special studies and prepares routine planning reports; assists in making presentations to the Planning Commission, various committees and advisory boards as directed; participates in code enforcement activities; conducts field inspections of ongoing projects for zoning compliance; researches and drafts ordinances and resolutions and performs related responsibilities as required.

Essential Functions

The duties, skills, and demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with a disability to perform the essential duties, skills, and demands.

Duties:

Provides assistance at the public counter regarding inquiries and requests about the City’s planning function and procedures for obtaining building permits. Reviews development plans for construction of single-family homes and commercial buildings; explains the City’s plans for construction of single-family homes and commercial buildings; explains the City’s zoning requirements and procedures to contractors, architects and homeowners for application to the Design Review Committee and Planning Commission. Participates in preparing initial studies and in preparing or reviewing environmental impact reports; compiles information and makes recommendations on special studies and prepares routine planning reports. Provides primary staff support to the Design Review Committee. Assists in making presentations to the Planning Commission, City Council, and various committees, and advisory boards as directed; participates in zoning enforcement and administration. Researches and drafts ordinances for review; and assists in coordinating City planning activities with outside departments. Performs related duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Any combination equivalent to the education and experience likely to provide the required knowledge and abilities would be qualifying. A typical way to gain such knowledge and abilities would be:

Education

A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in urban planning, public administration, geography, architecture, or a closely related field.

Experience

Six months of fulltime related experience or any equivalent.

Licenses/Certificates

Possession of a valid California Class C driver’s license.

SELECTION PROCESS:

Applicants with the most relevant qualifications will be invited to participate in an oral interview with the City Manager.

TO APPLY:

A professional resume and a completed City of San Marino application form are required for consideration. You may obtain an application by visiting http://ca-sanmarino.civicplus.com/Jobs.aspx.

DEADLINE:

FILING DEADLINE IS THURSDAY, JUNE 29, 2017 BY 4:00 PM. The City of San Marino assumes no responsibility for failure to deliver by public or private carrier. Applications shall be submitted by mail or in person. Applications that are emailed or faxed will not be accepted. All application materials become property of the City of San Marino and will not be returned. Personnel staff is not authorized to copy application materials for applicants. Resumes accepted, but not in lieu of an application. All application materials are to be returned to:

CITY OF SAN MARINO
2200 HUNTINGTON DRIVE
SAN MARINO, CA 91108
ATTN: PERSONNEL

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City of Pacifica | City Manager

Located in San Mateo County just twelve miles south of San Francisco, Pacifica (pop. 40,000) feels worlds away from it, yet is easily accessible from Highway 1. The most panoramic coastal town in the San Francisco Bay Area, Pacifica is famous for its six miles of scenic coastline, classic California beaches, breathtaking vistas, and charming ambience. Appointed by a five-member City Council, the City Manager will oversee this full-service city (contract fire services) with 180 FTEs and proposed FY 2017/18 general fund budget of $31.1M.  Proven, experienced local government professionals with generalist and/or operational backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Those candidates with a solid understanding of municipal budgeting and finance as well as funding mechanisms to address infrastructure improvements; labor relations experience; and experience and/or familiarity of coastal zone, open space, and environmental issues and related regulatory agencies will be very strongly considered.  Bachelor’s degree in public or business administration or a related field is required; Master’s preferred.  Annual salary in the low $200,000 range (DOQE); CalPERS Classic 2.5% @ 55.

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

Peckham & McKenney
apply@peckhamandmckenney.com

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

Filing Deadline: June 26, 2017 .

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San Luis Obispo County Air Pollution Control District | Air Pollution Control Officer (APCO)

Annual salary range: Negotiable DOE DOQ
The county offers an excellent benefits package.
Application deadline: Friday June 30, 2017 .

The County of San Luis Obispo, 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. The county seat is San Luis Obispo. San Luis Obispo County (locally, SLO County) comprises the San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area. Father Junipero Serra founded the Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa in 1772 and the Mission today is an active part of downtown San Luis Obispo (popularly referred to as SLO or SLO-town). The small size of the County’s communities, scattered along the beaches, coastal hills, and mountains of the Santa Lucia range, provides a wide variety of coastal and inland hill ecologies to support fishing, agriculture, and tourist activities.

The San Luis Obispo County Air Pollution Control District is the local agency working to protect the health of over 269,000 County residents by preserving good air quality. With a 2016-2017 budget of $4,506,091, the APCD’s jurisdiction covers the entire County including the incorporated cities of Paso Robles, Atascadero, Morro Bay, San Luis Obispo, Pismo Beach, Arroyo Grande and Grover Beach. By partnering with the local communities and businesses, the District implements regulations and programs to reduce air pollution and assist the County in reaching all air quality standards mandated by State law. District staff monitor the air quality, review land use projects, develop and enforce rules and regulations, issue permits, and have created a long-term Clean Air Plan for our County.

The Air Pollution Control Officer (APCO) works at the pleasure of the Board of Directors, follows policy guidance and general administrative direction, and provides leadership to staff. The position is responsible for the management of SLO County’s Air Pollution Control District and the development and implementation of strategies to attain ambient air quality standards.

The Air Pollution Control Officer will be a dynamic, articulate, results-oriented leader with excellent communication skills necessary to develop and maintain strong professional relationships. The qualified candidate will be a technocrat well versed in national and state level clean air initiatives, policies, and regulatory compliance, as well as environmental justice principles; with the ability to meet the challenges of balancing the economic and air quality needs of a community. The ideal candidate will possess a strong understanding of funding and project delivery, awareness of air quality issues facing the region, and knowledge of California’s unique policy and regulatory environment. The successful candidate must be able to manage people and the creative process with inspiration, show capacity to multi-task and manage diversity of activities, programs and people, while leading with diplomacy, inclusive communication, and a positive motivational leadership style. A Bachelor’s Degree in an environmental science, engineering, physics, chemistry, business administration or related education/field experience AND a minimum of eight (8) years in air quality and related technical programs and activities (five (5) years managing an air quality program and related technical programs and activities) is required. An advanced degree is preferred. Demonstrated experience directing budget, personnel, fiscal and other administrative functions in a large scale, public sector environment is desirable.

To be considered, please submit your résumé (reflecting years and months of employment, beginning/ending dates as well relevant work experience), cover letter, and a list of six work-related references, as well as the size of staff and budget you have managed to: https://secure.cpshr.us/escandidate/JobDetail?ID=234

For more information about this recruitment, please contact:

Frank Rojas
CPS HR Consulting
Ph: 916 471-3111

To view an online brochure for this position visit: https://secure.cpshr.us/escandidate/
The San Luis Obispo County Air Pollution Control District website: www.slocleanair.org

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San Diego LAFCO | Executive Officer 

The San Diego Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO) serves San Diego County, the southernmost major metropolitan area in the State of California. The region encompasses 4,526 square miles and has a population of 3.3 million with 18 incorporated cities.  The 13-member Commission consists of 8 regular commissioners and 5 alternates that represent the county, cities or special districts within the County of San Diego.  The Commission is seeking a new Executive Officer that is stable, innovative and dynamic with exemplary professional qualifications.  The successful candidate will have outstanding oral and written communication skills, excellent judgment, strong follow-through, impeccable work ethics, and a proven management, budgetary and supervisory track record.

Bachelor’s degree in public policy, political science, public administration or urban planning is required; Master’s is desirable.  In addition, five years of progressively responsible administrative experience with at least three in local government is required.  Salary range is $131,684 to $208,145 with a comprehensive benefits package.

Please send your cover letter and resume electronically to:

Peckham & McKenney
Apply@peckhamandmckenney.com

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

Filing deadline is June 30, 2017.

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Director of Public Works | City of Rancho Palos Verdes

For those looking for a supportive environment to accomplish some exciting capital projects, this is the position you’ve been seeking.  The City of Rancho Palos Verdes (pop. 42,000), situated atop the hills and bluffs of the Palos Verdes Peninsula in Los Angeles County, is a contract city that has maintained its low-tax, low density, semi-rural environment with expansive views of the Pacific Ocean and Los Angeles basin. Residents enjoy 7.5 miles of Pacific coastline, the 1,400-acre Palos Verdes Nature Preserve, and hundreds more acres of open space.  The Director of Public Works will join a dynamic City leadership team and oversee an approximate $2.3M budget, $30M CIP, and 17 outstanding staff members in the areas of Administration, Engineering, Maintenance, Permitting and Resident Services. Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, business or public administration, or a related field and seven years of management and/or administrative experience in engineering, public works operations and maintenance, business or public administration, or a related field is required. Possession of CA Professional Engineer registration is highly desirable.  Salary range up to $182,733 (with expected 2.5% COLA in July 2017); appointment DOQE.

Please send your cover letter and resume electronically to:

Peckham & McKenney
apply@peckhamandmckenney.com

Call Bobbi Peckham at (866) 912-1919 for more information.  Detailed brochure is available at www.peckhamandmckenney.com.

Filing deadline is July 7, 2017.

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Chief Administrative Officer | Butte County

The Chief Administrative Officer will have the opportunity to administer the activities of all Board controlled offices, departments, and agencies; to conduct studies and analysis of County departments; to develop fiscal and organizational plans and recommend the annual budget; to administer assigned contracts and property; to serve as the Purchasing Agent and Clerk of the Board; to plan and direct the risk management, emergency services, and administrative analysis functions of the County; to provide administrative direction to purchasing and central services; and to perform related duties as required.

The Board of Supervisors is seeking a professional leader who will provide clear direction and appropriately delegate to Department Heads and staff. The selected candidate will possess the ability to gain the confidence of the Board and earn the respect of the Department Heads.

The Board of Supervisors desires a leader who is pragmatic and flexible and who provides clear recommendations but also, when necessary, develops options. The ability to say “no” while offering alterative solutions to issues will be valued in the selected candidate. The CAO is expected to keep all the Board Members equally well informed through frequent updates, and should view his/her primary role as assisting the Board in achieving their goals.

View the full ad HERE.

Please submit resume and cover letter to PKnorr@buttecounty.net by July 7, 2017 .

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City Manager | City of South Pasadena

Frequently used in Hollywood films as a stand-in for classic small American towns, the charming City of South Pasadena (pop. 26,000) is just six miles from downtown Los Angeles, yet a world apart. Located in the West San Gabriel Valley and known as “South Pas” to its residents, the community is acclaimed for its small-town character, rich architectural heritage, an outstanding school system, and magnificent tree-lined streetscapes.  Appointed by a five-member City Council, the City Manager will oversee this full-service city with 146 FTEs and 2016/17 general fund budget of $26.9M.  Local government professionals with experience in infrastructure improvement and financing methods, promotion of appropriate local economic growth, and an appreciation of the unique character of a quality community are strongly encouraged to apply.  Bachelor’s degree in public or business administration or a related field is required; Master’s preferred.  Annual salary DOQE.

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

Peckham & McKenney
apply@peckhamandmckenney.com

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

Filing Deadline: July 10, 2017

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City of San Marino | Accountant

SALARY: $5,017 – $6,159

Under supervision of the Director of Administrative Services, the Accountant provides a variety of professional accounting functions including bank reconciliation, month-end closing and year-end financial reporting and budget forecasting.

Any combination equivalent to the education and experience likely to provide the required knowledge and abilities would be qualifying. Equivalent to a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with substantial coursework in accounting or finance. A master’s degree and Certified Public Accounting (CPA) certificate are highly desirable. Three (3) years of recent experience in maintaining accounting records including accounts payable and payroll. Experience in a municipal government agency is preferred but not mandatory.

APPLY BY: 4:00 P.M., Thursday, July 13, 2017 . A professional resume and a completed City of San Marino application form are required for consideration. You may obtain a job announcement and application by visiting http://ca-sanmarino.civicplus.com/Jobs.aspx by calling 626/300-0700, or picked-up in person at: San Marino City Hall, 2200 Huntington Drive, San Marino, California 91108; Mon – Thu 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. FILING DEADLINE IS THURSDAY, JULY 13, 2017 BY 4:00 PM. The City of San Marino assumes no responsibility for failure to deliver by public or private carrier. Applications shall be submitted by mail or in person. Applications that are emailed or faxed will not be accepted. All application materials become property of the City of San Marino and will not be returned. Personnel staff is not authorized to copy application materials for applicants. Resumes accepted, but not in lieu of an application. All application materials are to be returned to:

CITY OF SAN MARINO
2200 HUNTINGTON DRIVE
SAN MARINO, CA 91108
ATTN: PERSONNEL

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Sacramento Suburban Water District | General Manager

After fifteen years of service, the current General Manager is retiring.  Under broad policy and general administrative direction from the Board of Directors, the General Manager plans, organizes, directs, and reviews the overall administrative activities and operations of the District; advises and assists the Board; and represents the District’s interests at local, regional, State and Federal levels. The position is employed under contract as the Chief Administrative or Executive Officer for the District, which is the highest-level position in the organization, and also currently serves as the District Secretary.  

In order to effectively manage the District, the successful candidate will need to possess:

  • A strong working knowledge of water system operations.
  • A strong working knowledge of principles and practices of public administration, including administrative analysis, fiscal planning and control, and policy and program development.  
  • Knowledge of laws, rules, ordinances, and legislative processes controlling District functions, programs and operations including California water rights, the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA)and State regulations impacting District operations.
  • An ability to plan, organize, coordinate and direct the work of staff to achieve efficient operations and meet program goals.  
  • An ability to exercise leadership, authority and supervision tactfully and effectively.
  • An ability to provide advice and consultation to the Board of Directors on the development of ordinances, regulations, programs and policies.
  • Strong communication and conflict resolution skills.

Qualifications:

Education: A Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering, Business Administration, Public Administration or a related field from an accredited college or university. An advance degree in a closely related field is desired.

Experience: Ten (10) or more years of broad and extensive administrative and management experience within the water industry that included responsibility for planning, organizing, implementing and supervising programs, budgets and administrative operations, preferably within a public agency, including at least six (6) years in a supervisory capacity.

Compensation and Benefits:

Highly competitive salary and benefits are negotiable based on qualifications, including CalPERS retirement and retiree health (with 10 years of CalPERS service and 5 years of District service).

Application and Selection Process:

To be considered for this opportunity, please submit a cover letter, a detailed resume with salary history, and five-work related references by Monday, July 17, 2017 to: Shellie Anderson, Bryce Consulting, Tel: 916-974-0199, Fax: 916-974-0224, Email: sanderson@bryceconsulting.com.  For more information, go to: http://www.sswd.org/index.aspx?page=28&recordid=276&returnURL=%2findex.aspx.

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