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– Current Openings –

City of San Rafael | Deputy City Attorney

City of Bell | Community Development Director

Metrolink |  Controller

City of Fresno | Director of Public Works

City of Alhambra | Director of Development Services

City of Hayward | Deputy Director of Public Works 

City of Huntington Beach | Assistant City Manager

California Joint Powers Insurance Authority (CJPIA) |  Senior Risk Manager

City of Santa Ana | City Manager

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City of San Rafael | Deputy City Attorney

Level I:  $107,460 – $130,620
Level II:  $118,488 – $144,012
Annually, DOQ/DOE

  • Do you have a progressive mindset?
  • Are you looking to work in a small, professional municipal agency?
  • Do you want to work where staff is encouraged to reduce bureaucracy and take reasonable risks?
  • Do you want to make a difference by creatively address issues?

The City of San Rafael is seeking a Deputy City Attorney.  The successful candidate will be an exceptional attorney with excellent oral and written communication skills and progressively responsible experience in a public sector agency or private firm representing municipal agencies.  An expertise or interest in employment law, disciplinary matters, ADA, and EEO is desirable.  The ideal candidate will have arbitration and courtroom experience, experience drafting ordinances, resolutions, leases, contracts, MOUs and other legally binding documents.  The City is interested in evaluating the qualifications of the applicant pool to determine the best fit for the position and may fill the position at either the Deputy City Attorney I or II level.

View the full ad HERE.

The City of San Rafael is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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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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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 Alhambra | Director of Development Services

Characterized by charming, well-manicured residential neighborhoods and a growing number of business, Alhambra (population 85,000) is a premier family-oriented and economically prosperous community located just eight miles east of downtown Los Angeles in the San Gabriel Valley. Alhambra, a culturally diverse international community, is an area vibrantly alive providing its residents with a wide range of life enhancing services including access to well-developed and maintained parklands, and a wide range of recreational facilities.

The ideal candidate will be a strong and committed “hands on” leader that will foster creativity and innovation, promote change to enhance efficiencies, and effectively identify and utilize the talents and leadership qualities of staff within the department. The successful candidate will facilitate the completion of the City’s General Plan update to include historic preservation and an exciting future linear park that spans the railroad, as well as current projects underway including a retail project and a commercial/ assisted living facility project. Seven years of increasingly, responsible managerial experience including significant administration and personnel management responsibilities within planning, building, housing and economic development and code enforcement functions are required. Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in urban planning, economics, public administration or a related field is required; a Master’s degree is highly desirable.

Salary range up to $164,772; salary is supplemented by an attractive benefits package. This recruitment will close July 26, 2017 . Visit www.HRDPM.COM for the brochure and detailed position information. Submit resume, cover letter, and list of six professional references to jobs@hrdpm.com.

View the full ad HERE.

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City of Fresno | Director of Parks, After School, Recreation and Community Services


The City of Fresno, CA is located in the heart of the state in the fertile San Joaquin Valley. From the agricultural fields on the valley floor to the snow-capped peaks of the Sierra Nevada mountain range, the Fresno area offers something for everyone. With a population of approximately 520,000 residents, Fresno is the fifth-largest city in California and serves as the financial, industrial, trade, and commercial capital of the central San Joaquin Valley.

It is easy to travel from Fresno to other major metropolitan areas in California; the City is located approximately four hours north of the Los Angeles basin and three hours south of the San Francisco Bay Area. Residents and visitors enjoy Fresno’s proximity to the Yosemite, Kings Canyon, and Sequoia National Parks and other sites of natural beauty, such as the majestic Sierra Nevada Mountains and the Pacific Ocean. The Mediterranean climate in Fresno allows year-round recreational activities including sailing, snow and water skiing, fishing, backpacking, and golfing.

An added benefit of living in Fresno is the excellent housing that is available at price levels that are considerably lower than California’s other large metropolitan areas. The current median home price in Fresno is approximately $210,000. The Fresno area offers four large school districts (Fresno Unified, Central Unified, Sanger Unified and Clovis Unified school districts), and a variety of private institutions offer excellent ongoing educational and enrichment opportunities. The community is the home of California State University Fresno, as well as a number of other colleges and universities.

Many consider Fresno to be a community of the perfect size, offering the best of urban amenities and opportunities along with the unique charms and easy living of a smaller town. Residents enjoy a wide variety of social, cultural, athletic, educational and recreational activities in an affordable and clean living environment.


Fresno is a full-service charter city operating under a strong mayor form of government. There are seven Council Members, and the Council appoints the City Attorney and the City Clerk. The Mayor is elected at-large and does not serve on the Council but has veto power over certain actions taken by Council Members. The City Manager, who is appointed by the Mayor, is responsible for appointing all other department heads in the City, including those for Airports, Development and Resource Management, Finance, Fire, Information Services, Parks and Recreation, Personnel Services, Police, Public Utilities, Public Works and Transportation. 


The Parks, After School, Recreation and Community Services (PARCS) Department is comprised of four main divisions: Administration, Recreation, Community Services, and Planned Maintenance. Planned Maintenance provides maintenance and irrigation of over 80 parks and community centers ensuring a safe, clean, active environment.   The Recreation and Community Services Divisions continue to build partnerships and provide services targeted at keeping children and teens safe through positive, life-changing leisure pursuits. The “SPARK” Program provides a supervised venue for over 3,000 children at 30 school sites where they learn and develop a healthy productive lifestyle through recreation. In addition, the Youth Job Preparation Program (YJPP) operates at eleven high schools in FY 2017. Recreation activities are available to residents of all ages to experience a variety of programs such as Senior Hot Meals, Summer Aquatics, Sports and Neighborhood Recreation. Examples of the various sports programs that are offered throughout the community for youth and adults include bitty baseball, karate, youth basketball, soccer, and aquatics. The Adult Sport Program is a year-round fee-based men’s and women’s organized sports league offered to residents. Leagues include baseball, softball, flag football and soccer.

PARCS maintains a capital improvement schedule that identifies, categorizes and prioritizes the various needs in the 82 City parks. One of the priorities of this schedule is the development of additional green space and amenities throughout neighborhoods as well as the rehabilitation and improvement of existing parks. In addition, the Park Master Plan which is currently being updated is expected to be completed by December 2017. It is expected that the final document will identify the gaps in standards and practices as well as the resources necessary to properly manage the park system.

In summary the PARCS Department is dedicated to creating a better community through people, parks, and programs.

PARCS has a staff of 74 employees and a FY 2018 proposed budget of $22,165,800.


The Director of PARCS exercises considerable judgment and discretion in the administration and direction of the department and its operations. The Director is responsible for the development and implementation of policies and procedures relating to the operation, maintenance, and development of various parks, after school, recreation, and community services. This is an unclassified position in which the incumbent serves at the will of the City Manager.

In addition, the Director acts as technical advisor to the City Manager and City Council and attends meetings of the City Council, boards, commissions, and committees relevant to parks, after school, recreation and community services. The Director is responsible for the preparation and administration of the Department’s annual operating and capital budgets and works with the City Manager regarding current and anticipated City and departmental needs, prioritization of those needs, and the feasibility of alternative approaches to meeting them. The Director is expected to coordinate activities with other departments within the City of Fresno, as well as division sections and outside agencies.


Fresno is seeking a strong leader who can provide a long-range vision for the PARCS department’s finances and strategic planning. An entrepreneurial-minded individual with a capacity for independent, innovative thinking would do well in this position, as would someone with experience in leading and implementing capital projects. The ideal candidate will have a record of straightforward and open communication and a willingness to make effective decisions within the parameters of the position, as well as the ability to act calmly and quickly in emergency situations or under adverse conditions.

The City Manager is seeking a Director of PARCS to serve as a key member of the City’s executive management team, recognizing this position as one of many departments that work together to support the Mayor and Council’s vision for the City of Fresno. A candidate must have excellent abilities to collaborate and partner with other City departments, outside agencies and community organizations and have a track record of successfully building relationships with key stakeholders in a community and in order to effectively articulate the City’s vision for green space, recreational and after-school programs. The Director must have excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to prepare clear, concise, and comprehensive reports, records, and other written materials for a variety of audiences.

Candidates for this position should have demonstrated knowledge of the day-to-day operations, maintenance, and development of various parks, after school, recreation, and community services, experience in initiating and implementing a comprehensive recreation program in cooperation with, and utilizing the facilities of, school districts, flood control districts, and other public agencies.

A background that includes a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in recreation, landscape architecture, forestry, public administration, physical education or related field, and five years of professional supervisory and administrative experience in a public park, recreation and/or diversified community based service program is required. Possession of a valid California Driver’s License is required at time of appointment.


The salary range for the Director of Parks, After School, Recreation and Community Services is dependent upon qualifications, up to $183,900.  The City also offers an excellent benefits package that is currently under evaluation and includes:

Retirement: Fresno City Retirement System; reciprocity with other public California systems. The City’s pension funds are among the best funded public systems in California. The City does not participate in Social Security.

Health Insurance: City contributes toward the current monthly premium for medical, dental, and vision for employee and dependents.

Administrative Leave: 60 hours per fiscal year.

Annual Leave: 20 days per year of annual leave with cash out provision upon separation from the City.

Holidays: Ten (10) City-observed holidays annually, plus birthday and one (1) personal day per year.

Auto Allowance: $300/month.

Deferred Compensation: 457 plan available.

Flexible Spending Account: IRS 125 plan for health/dependent care.

Life Insurance: Equal to annual salary, up to $150,000, premium paid by City.

Long-Term Disability: City pays premium for 66.66% of monthly salary up to $7,500 per month after 30 days.

Additional information regarding the City of Fresno is available at www.fresno.gov.

Recruitment Brochure is available at:



If you are interested in this outstanding opportunity, please submit a letter of interest, your resume and five references to:

Jeff Cardell, Personnel Services Director
City of Fresno
Personnel Services
2600 Fresno Street, Room 1030
Fresno, California 93721

Filing Deadline: July 21, 2017

A select group of candidates will be invited to interview for this excellent opportunity.

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City of Hayward | Deputy Director of Public Works

Strategically located on the thriving eastern shore of the San Francisco Bay, the vibrant and diverse City of Hayward (pop. 153,689) is on the cusp of yet another evolution, leveraging its unparalleled location, relative affordability, and a wide range of quality-of-life benefits to catch the eye of everyone from Fortune 500 companies to young professionals, families, tech startups, and major developers.  The Public Works – Engineering & Transportation Department has 46 FTE’s organized into six divisions: Administration, Design/Development Services, Construction Services, Transportation, Survey, and the Executive Airport.  This 2016 All-America City is seeking a Deputy Director of Public Works to assist Public Works Director Morad Fakhrai in planning, directing, supervising and reviewing the activities of a variety of projects and programs throughout the Public Works department.  It is a busy time for the Public Works Department in the City of Hayward and an experienced professional is desired.  A Bachelor’s degree with major course work in civil engineering or a related field is required, as is a Certificate of Registration as a professional civil engineer in the State of California, and five years of progressively responsible management experience in public works. Individuals who embrace the diversity of the community and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.  Competitive annual salary range of $141,502 to $172,037; placement DOQE; with attractive benefits.

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

Peckham & McKenney

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

Filing deadline: July 31, 2017

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City of Huntington Beach | Assistant City Manager

The City is seeking an Assistant City Manager who will be a visionary with strong collaborative leadership skills. A personable and professional manager with a willingness to proactively address issues is preferred. He or she will have a good sense of the needs of the organization and will foster innovative ways to implement policy change.

The ideal candidate will be progressive and forward-thinking, creative and innovative, and able to build upon the current work environment. The incoming Assistant City Manager must be an active change agent, willing to adapt and evolve to improve processes, methods and results; an individual who is willing to listen and accept input from staff, community members and other stakeholders is best. The ideal candidate will have high energy, a vision for the future and will see challenges as opportunities.

The City seeks a creative and energetic leader who can motivate staff to reach their highest potential and who will foster a culture of accountability throughout the organization. The chosen candidate will guide and manage staff by working as a team player to tackle projects with enthusiasm and collaboration.

The incoming Assistant City Manager will earn the confidence of City Council, department directors and staff, and will communicate well keeping stakeholders aptly informed. The ideal candidate will be politically astute yet apolitical.

An individual who has experience working with elected and appointed officials, in a complex, intergovernmental environment. A management style that fosters trust, loyalty, respect, commitment, and partnership with other executives, managers, and employees. 

Candidates should have excellent time and project management skills, and have a broad understanding of a variety of municipal issues including financial management, planning and land use, economic development.

The ideal candidate will possess a Master’s degree in Public Administration, Business Administration or similar field and have five (5) years’ experience at the department director level, preferably as a Deputy or Assistant City Manager.

For additional information, view the BROCHURE.

Interested candidates may apply for this career opportunity by submitting a professional resume, a compelling cover letter detailing how their experience matches the City’s best interests, and a minimum of five (5) work related references by 5:00 p.m. Friday, August 4, 2017 via email to: applyacm@surfcity-hb.org

This is a highly confidential search process.  References will not be contacted until mutual interest has been established.  Confidential inquiries are welcomed and should be directed to:

Michele Warren
Director of Human Resources
Phone: (714) 536-5586 or (714) 536-5252  

An Equal Opportunity/ADA Employer

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California Joint Powers Insurance Authority (CJPIA) |  Senior Risk Manager

The California Joint Powers Insurance Authority (California JPIA) is one of the largest municipal self-insurance pools in the state. Through its programs, it provides liability, workers’ compensation, pollution, property, and earthquake coverage, as well as risk management training and loss control services to 116 cities and other governmental agencies.

THE POSITION:  The California JPIA is recruiting for an exceptional individual to fill the at-will position of Senior Risk Manager.  The primary responsibility of the Senior Risk Manager is to regularly meet and work with California JPIA members at various locations throughout a specific geographic region.  This recruitment applies to Region 2 – Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Santa Clara, Ventura, and Monterey counties.  

The Senior Risk Manager serves as a conduit of Authority information, including communication about programs, services, claims, training, and finance.  Work includes managing member action plans, meeting with member officials and staff, advising on matters regarding public policy and operational procedures, identifying training needs, providing training, serving as liaison on liability and workers’ compensation claim matters, making presentations to various governing bodies, including elected and appointed officials, and providing assistance on a wide range of local government operational issues.  

EDUCATION:  This position requires education equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, preferably in public administration, business administration, risk management, industrial hygiene or safety, or a related field.  Any combination of education and experience that would provide the required knowledge and skills is qualifying.  Associate in Risk Management (ARM) and/or Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) designations are beneficial.

EXPERIENCE:  Candidates must also have a minimum five to seven years progressively responsible experience in loss control, risk management, self-insurance management, or a directly related field.  Experience relating to risk management for public entities desired.  

TRAVEL/OFFICE: The successful candidate will be expected to travel daily (with occasional overnight and weekend travel) and have the ability to work effectively from a home office environment.  An Authority vehicle will be provided to the successful candidate.  Additionally, the successful candidate will be required to comply with the provisions of the Authority’s Vehicle Usage Policy including enrollment in the DMV Pull Notice Program.  

SALARY/BENEFITS: $92,114 – $131,592 annually.  The California JPIA participates in the PERS retirement system (coordinated with Social Security) and health benefits programs.  Refer to the job announcement for additional benefits offered.

APPLY BY:  Exceptional candidates interested in joining one of the most innovative risk pools in California are encouraged to apply by August 3, 2017 .  Job announcement and application materials are available for viewing and download on the Authority website, https://www.cjpia.org/about/career-opportunities.

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City of Santa Ana | City Manager

Annual salary range: $240,000 to $290,000
The city provides an excellent benefits package.
Application deadline:  Wednesday, August 16, 2017 

The City of Santa Ana is located 33 miles southeast of Los Angeles and 90 miles north of San Diego. The county seat of Orange County and center of all state and federal government buildings and court houses, Santa Ana encompasses an area of approximately 27 square miles. With a population of approximately 335,000, it is the second largest city in Orange County.

Incorporated in 1886, Santa Ana is a charter city with a Council/Manager form of government including a mayor and six council members. Council members are elected to four-year terms with a three-term limit and the mayor is elected to two-year terms with a four-term limit.

The City Manager provides professional leadership in the management of the City and is responsible for the coordination of all municipal programs and the executive supervision of all City departments and agencies. The City Manager’s principal duties and responsibilities include assisting members of the City Council in formulating policies and responding to City Council issues and concerns, either directly or through various City staff members, to recommend options and potential solutions. In addition to managing the administrative functions of the City, the City Manager ensures the effective coordination and implementation of public policies, programs and initiatives through the professional efforts of the other City departments: the City Attorney’s Office, Clerk of the Council, Community Development Agency, Finance and Management Services, Parks, Recreation and Community Services, Personnel Services, Information Technology Department, Planning and Building Agency, Police Department, and Public Works Agency.

The ideal candidate will be an effective and collaborative leader; possessing confidence, patience, excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and strong technical and business acumen; who understands the need for public service through community engagement and participation. A personable yet professional manager with cultural sensitivity and a willingness to address community issues is highly desirable. He or she will have a good sense of the needs of the community and compassion for the underserved. The successful candidate shall have expertise in enterprise and budget management, agency administration, and the ability to build and maintain collaborative relationships with city council, regional and business partners, surrounding cities, governmental agencies, staff and the community, through open and respectful dialogue. He or she will demonstrate open and transparent communication and will be known as someone who is responsive and approachable. A candidate that can demonstrate the ability to work positively and effectively with staff and promote positive morale and team building in the organization is highly valued, as is their desire to embrace and be a part of the City of Santa Ana. A Bachelor’s degree in public or business administration from an accredited college or university and a minimum of 10 years of experience as a City Manager or Assistant City Manager in a full-service urban city, preferably with a population in excess of 100,000 is required. A Master’s degree is desirable.

To be considered for this exceptional career opportunity, please submit your cover letter, résumé, current salary and 10 work-related references (who will not be contacted in the early stages of the recruitment). Résumé should reflect years and months of employment, and positions held. To apply, please visit our website: https://secure.cpshr.us/escandidate/JobDetail?ID=250

Frank Rojas
CPS HR Consulting

Ph: 916 471-3111

The City of Santa Ana website: www.ci.santa-ana.ca.us
To view an online brochure for this position visit: https://secure.cpshr.us/escandidate

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