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– Current Openings – 

City of Oakland | Assistant City Administrator

Southern California Association of Governments | Executive Director

City of Murrieta | Financial Analyst

Butte County | County Clerk-Recorder/Registrar of Voters

City of Indian Wells |  Community Development Director

City of Beverly Hills | Deputy City Manager

City of Cupertino | Assistant City Manager

Washoe County, Nevada | County Manager

Orange County Social Services Agency | Chief Deputy Director

City of West Sacramento | Finance Manager

City of Fresno | Assistant City Controller


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City of Oakland | Assistant City Administrator

Progressive city seeks exceptional leader to become Assistant City Administrator

The City of Oakland (pop. 420,000) a diverse and vibrant city, with over 4,000 FTE’s, 15 departments/offices and a total annual budget of $1.4 billion, is looking for an innovative, high achieving leader who is a proven municipal executive with exceptional general management expertise. The Assistant City Administrator (ACA) will be a forward-thinking problem-solver committed to values of transparency, collaboration, racial equity and inclusion. The successful candidate will join a top-notch executive team committed to providing excellent services to the entire Oakland Community. Visit www2.oaklandnet.com for more information on the City of Oakland  

The successful candidate will report to the City Administrator and work closely with elected officials and the community. The ACA will provide guidance and support to a portfolio of city departments, participate in establishing models of performance excellence, and represent the City Administrator, Mayor and Council on boards and committees.   The Assistant City Administrator will mentor staff, lead strategic and operational planning, enhance citywide performance management systems to achieve the Mayor’s and Council’s strategic outcomes.

Competitive candidates will have demonstrated experience in organizational development, broad municipal management skills and experience, solid people and financial management skills, commitment to civic engagement and passion for public service. Proven ability working in a sophisticated, dynamic, and demanding urban city with significant leadership and management skills are essential.

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in Public or Business Administration or a closely related field and a minimum of eight years of progressively responsible executive management experience is required.

The Assistant City Administrator recruitment is being conducted by The Hawkins Company (search consultants).  They will review all written materials submitted, and will screen and evaluate candidates. Only the most highly qualified candidates will be invited to participate in an on-site interview.  Interested and qualified individual are invited to submit a resume and cover letter, outing the highlights of their career, significant and relevant accomplishments, and why they are interested, electronically to Ms. Tisa Jones; tisa@thehawkinscompany.com .  Resumes received by March 15, 2019 will receive first consideration. The position is open until filled.  Profile available at www.thehawkinscompany.com  

The Hawkins Company
8939 S. Sepulveda Blvd., #110-216
Los Angeles, CA 90045
www.thehawkinscompany.com

Confidential inquiries are encouraged and should be directed to Ms. Brett Byers at 323-403-8279, brett@thehawkinscompany.com or Mr. Bill Hawkins at 310-348-8800. bill@thehawkinscompany.com  

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Southern California Association of Governments | Executive Director

The Southern California Association of Governments represents the country’s largest metropolitan planning organization. The six-county SCAG region includes Imperial, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura Counties, and 191 cities covering 38,000 square miles. The Executive Director reports directly to the Executive Committee (Regional Council Officers and Policy Committee Chairpersons of the Regional Council) and oversees an organization with 145 allocated positions and an annual budget in excess of $72.5 million. The ideal candidate will be a strategic thinker with the ability to guide concepts into action and possess a keen and deep understanding of SCAG’s membership. This position requires significantly responsible managerial and administrative experience in regional, city, county, state or federal administration or planning with at least seven years in a highly responsible leadership and executive management capacity. An advanced degree is strongly preferred. This is a highly compensated executive level (at-will) position that will result in a mutually agreeable and negotiated employment agreement. Starting salary will be DOQ.

Interested candidates should apply immediately by submitting a comprehensive résumé, a compelling cover letter, and a list of professional accomplishments to apply@ralphandersen.com. Confidential inquiries are welcomed to Ms. Heather Renschler or Tom Bacchetti, Ralph Andersen & Associates at (916) 630-4900. Detailed brochure online at www.ralphandersen.com/jobs/executive-director-scag/.

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City of Murrieta | Financial Analyst

SALARY: $5,735.58 – $6,971.63 Monthly

THE POSITION

The City of Murrieta is accepting applications for the position of Financial Analyst to fill a vacancy in the Finance Division within the Administrative Services Department. The ideal candidate will have prior municipal government experience conducting complex and varied financial analysis, including developing a multiyear budget with meaningful cost and revenue projections serving as the platform for long-term financial strategic planning.

DEFINITION

Under direction, performs professional tasks in support of the City’s financial management operations; prepares a diverse range of financial reports; reviews and evaluates departmental budget development and administration requests to ensure compliance with City budgetary policies, procedures, and established guidelines; reconciles complex financial transactions; and performs related work as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Equivalent to a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in accounting, finance, or a related field and three (3) years of responsible experience in governmental accounting, finance or a related field.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

A City application form and resume must be submitted online. Applicants can apply online at www.MurrietaCA.gov. This position is open until the needs of the City have been met. Applicants are encouraged to apply immediately.

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Butte County | County Clerk-Recorder/Registrar of Voters

The County Clerk-Recorder/Registrar of Voters currently has two Assistant County Clerk-Recorder vacancies; one will oversee the Recorders and Archives division and the other the Registrar of Voters division. Please note that there are separate recruitments for each.

Minimum Qualifications: Any combination of education and experience that would provide the required knowledge and skills is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, Law, Business Law, Geography, Geographical Information Systems (GIS) or closely related field.
  • Five (5) years relevant experience in a professional field; including at least three (3) years supervisory and management experience; preferably in a County Clerk-Recorders or Elections Office.
  • Certification as a California Professional Election Administrator (CalPEAC) or Certified Elections Registration Administrator (CERA) preferred when assigned to the Registrar of Voter’s Division.
  • Valid State of California driver’s license is required.

If you are interested in one or both of the exciting career opportunities please visit www.buttecounty.net/humanresources and click Apply for a Job. You can also view the informational brochures linked at the top of the job bulletins.

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City of Indian Wells | Community Development Director

The City of Indian Wells Offers an Excellent Career Opportunity: Community Development Director
Are you ready to advance your career with a dynamic team?
COMMUNITY:
The City of Indian Wells, with just over 5,100 full-time residents, is a premier resort destination located in the heart of the Coachella Valley. The community features top tier retail options, restaurants and services more common to highly urban areas. Yet, the Valley offers a cost of living far lower than other areas in California. The result – a great opportunity to enjoy a high quality of life at a more affordable price. The school districts are recognized under the State’s Gold Ribbon Schools Awards Program, California Distinguished Schools Program, and as one of “America’s Healthiest Schools.” Indian Wells is within a 20-minute drive of Palm Springs International Airport, and two hours to Los Angeles and San Diego.
CITY GOVERNMENT:
The City organization operates under a contract model with 28 full-time employees who manage contracts for many of the high-quality services provided to residents. The City is a Council/Manager City with five Council Members elected at large. This model provides fiscal stability and enables the City to respond quickly to change. An operating budget of approximately $40 million annually is backed by $65 million in reserves, allowing Indian Wells to implement exciting projects and events. The employee culture of Indian Wells is focused on developing employee excellence to match the demands of a community with high expectations. Staff follows a city-wide team dynamic and shares ideas to develop solutions to special projects. Significant resources are available to support employee training, and participation in professional association is encouraged to both enhance employee capability and ensure identification of best practices to be implemented in the City. The City is committed to information technology and leverages software to create efficiency and provide a high level of customer service.
POSITION:
Community Development Director: Under the direction of the City Manager, the Community Development Director plans, organizes, manages and provides administrative direction and oversight for all activities of the Planning and Building Department, housing authority, and code enforcement. As a member of the Executive Management Team, the Community Development Director supervises six (6) full-time employees and collaborates with team members to achieve the City’s long-term goals. Responsibilities include participation in advanced level land use including analyzing and reviewing development proposals; negotiates and manages project consultant contracts as well as development agreements.
This position requires a Bachelor’s degree in City planning or regional planning, public administration, or a closely related field. A Master’s degree in a field noted is highly desirable. For a full job description, visit http://cityofindianwells.org/cityhall/depts/personnel/default.asp

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City of Beverly Hills | Deputy City Manager

The City of Beverly Hills is offering an outstanding career opportunity for a strategic and forward-thinking Deputy City Manager to join this world-class organization. With an annual budget of approximately $475.5 million for all funds and approximately 1,080 full-time and part-time employees, the City of Beverly Hills has a long-standing reputation for providing superior customer service to residents, businesses, and visitors. Reporting to the City Manager, the Deputy City Manager leads City-wide projects and programs and provides ongoing assistance and support to the City Manager, Assistant City Manager, and City Council. Additionally, the Deputy City Manager acts as the administrative point of contact for other City employees and outside organizations and handles special projects and leads efforts on behalf of the City to achieve various initiatives. A Bachelor’s degree and 5 years of increasingly responsible experience in municipal management with 2 years of experience in leading complex projects and program areas along with supervision of professional and administrative level staff. A Master’s degree is preferred. Annual salary for this position will be $167,544 to $209,424 plus an excellent benefits package, including CalPERS retirement.

Interested candidates should apply by submitting a compelling cover letter and comprehensive resume to apply@ralphandersen.com by Monday, July 15, 2019. Confidential inquires welcomed to Heather Renschler or Fred Wilson at (916) 630-4900. Detailed brochure available at www.ralphandersen.com/jobs/deputy-city-managerbeverly-hills-ca/.

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City of Cupertino | Assistant City Manager

Cupertino is a culturally and economically vibrant city, rich in diversity that takes pride as a model community enjoying an excellent quality of life. With an award winning school system, a thriving business and high technology industry, and a technologically savvy and engaged population, Cupertino has become a community of choice within the Bay Area. With a population of 64,344, Cupertino lies at the center of the Silicon Valley situated against the scenic foothills of the Santa Cruz mountain range. Various corporate headquarters including Apple Computer blend with tree-shrouded residential neighborhoods providing an ideal backdrop for living, working and participating in recreational activities.

The Assistant City Manager (ACM) is a critical and highly visible leader on the Executive Management team, supporting the City Manager and City Council in enhancing this desirable community with the ideal balance between quality of life services and a strong economic foundation.  The ACM will provide leadership through collaboration, teamwork and active involvement, all towards the ultimate goal of “community building.” The ACM has primary responsibility for assisting the City Manager in overseeing, directing, and participating in the daily operations of the City, and in providing guidance, expertise, and assistance to the City Manager, the City Council, and leadership team within the City.  The ACM will provide day-to-day oversight for operational and administrative issues, will take the leadership role on high level special projects and initiatives that require city-wide coordination, and lead strategic planning efforts, organizational development needs, and executive staff development and training.

This position requires a strong generalist background with a depth of budget, financial and administration skills, and expertise in several service or discipline areas within local government. A minimum of nine years of increasingly responsible professional administrative experience in public sector management, including at least five of those years in a management capacity is required.  The position also requires a Bachelor’s degree in public or business administration, public policy or a related field (or equivalent experience in lieu of a degree). A Master’s degree is highly desirable. The salary range for this position is $207,737-$252,507 annually, DOQ. 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 15, 2019 .

Paul Kimura or Sam Avery

Avery Associates

3½ N. Santa Cruz Ave., Suite A

Los Gatos, CA 95030

E-mail: jobs@averyassoc.net

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Washoe County, Nevada | County Manager

Washoe County, located along the eastern slopes of the Sierra Nevada Mountains in northwestern Nevada, is offering an outstanding career opportunity for a strategic and forward-thinking County Manager. Washoe County has over 2,600 full-time employees in 25 departments, the County’s annual budget is comprised of 22 governmental funds, and 6 proprietary and internal service funds, with expenditures of over $700 million. Reporting to the Board of County Commissioners, the County Manager serves as the Chief Administrative Officer of Washoe County; exercises administrative direction over the appointed County department heads and staff; represents the County on a variety of matters at the State and County level; and performs related work as required. This position requires a Master’s Degree and 5 years of responsible management experience, preferably in government or public administration; OR an equivalent combination of training and experience. The annual salary for this position is negotiated commensurate to the selected candidate’s professional background and experience. Washoe County also offers an exceptional benefits package including Nevada PERS retirement. 

Interested candidates should apply by submitting a compelling cover letter and comprehensive resume to apply@ralphandersen.com by Friday, July 26, 2019 . Confidential inquires welcomed to Heather Renschler or Fred Wilson at (916) 630-4900. Detailed brochure available at www.ralphandersen.com/jobs/county-manager-washoe-county-nv/.  

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Orange County Social Services Agency | Chief Deputy Director

Annual salary range: $125,153 to $225,348
The County offers an attractive benefits package.
Application deadline: Monday, August 12, 2019 

Located on the Southern California coast with a culturally diverse population of 3 million, the County of Orange (Orange County) offers a high quality of life and a nearly perfect climate year-round. Commonly referred to as “The O.C.,” Orange County has thirty-four incorporated cities with seven of these cities among the 200 largest cities in the United States. Orange County features excellence in education, low crime rate, a wide variety of businesses, and unlimited recreational opportunities.

The County of Orange Social Services Agency (SSA) employs over 4,300 dedicated and hardworking staff. SSA administers Federal, State, and County social services programs that protect children and adults from abuse or neglect; enable the frail and disabled to remain in their homes rather than being institutionalized; move eligible families from dependency to self-sufficiency; and provide benefits for eligible recipients. We succeed in our mission through encouragement and respect for our customers, collaborative partnerships with the community, and a commitment to innovation and excellence in leadership.

This position replaces a long-term Chief Deputy Director who is retiring after many years of public service. This is an at-will position which, in conjunction with SSA’s Director, on a day to day basis directs the operation of SSA through the subordinate Division Directors. The Chief Deputy Director leads over 4,300 employees, who fulfill SSA’s diverse organizational functions, including Assistance Programs (AP), Family Self-Sufficiency and Adult Services (FSS&AS), Children and Family Services (CFS), and Administrative Services. The person in this position acts for the Agency Director in the Director’s absence and is responsible for ensuring the development and delivery of Agency programs by coordinating Agency activities.

The ideal candidate will be an energetic, collaborative, and results oriented leader with exceptional communication skills and a proven track record of navigating change, identifying best practices, fostering strong business relationships and a collaborative team-oriented working environment, and the ability to achieve results through others. The successful candidate will possess a strong understanding of Social Services Agency programs and objectives, public procurement and budgeting practices, and County government. Key attributes also include responsiveness and political astuteness. The most qualified candidates will demonstrate their ability to lead a highly talented and cohesive professional and administrative staff and manage a large, complex, and challenging social services agency.

With new regulatory rules, eligibility requirements and continuum of care reform, the Chief Deputy Director will work closely with SSA leadership in developing and implementing business process improvements and best practices to meet the changing landscape and community needs. This individual will be expected to work well with county-wide departments and external stakeholders to establish positive partnerships collaborating on strategies and policies to address new challenges and priorities. A background in long-term strategic planning and development would be ideal. A bachelor’s degree with major coursework in Social Work, Social Science, Public Administration, Business Administration, Education or a related field AND four years of public/private organization experience in a management or administrative capacity is required. Experience in a management or supervisory capacity; assigning, reviewing, and evaluating the work of subordinates in a defined workgroup is expected. A master’s degree is highly desirable.

To be considered, please submit your cover letter, current resume, and a list of six professional references (who will not be contacted in the early stages of the recruitment) by applying on our website: https://executivesearch.cpshr.us/JobDetail?ID=478

For additional information please contact:

Frank Rojas
CPS HR Consulting
Ph: 916 471-3111

To view an online brochure for this position visit: www.cpshr.us/search
County of Orange website: www.ocgov.com

The County of Orange is an equal opportunity employer.

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City of West Sacramento | Finance Manager

The City of West Sacramento is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Finance Manager.  Annual salary range $110,556 – $134,352 with a 3% salary increase 7/1/2020. Preference given to those candidates who possess a Master’s degree or CPA with experience in governmental accounting, infrastructure financing mechanisms, debt and investment management, innovative problem solving, strong organizational management, and who demonstrate experience working in a municipal finance department and supervising professional staff. The ideal candidate will be an exceptional communicator and relationship builder who also offers the proven ability to create environments where people are empowered to do exceptional work. This recruitment will close at 11:59 p.m., July 31, 2019.

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City of Fresno | Assistant City Controller

Fresno is seeking an experienced and strong leader who can implement the long-range vision for the Finance Department. An entrepreneurial-minded individual with a capacity for independent, innovative thinking would do well in this position, as would someone with experience in leveraging resources, or leading and implementing sound financial policies. 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 Controller/Finance Director is seeking an Assistant City Controller to serve as a key member of the management team.  A candidate with a strong record of innovative and collaborative work with internal and external stakeholders will be highly valued, as the Assistant City Controller must be able to develop positive relationships with staff, other City departments, the public, and a number of other agencies. The Assistant City Controller 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 accounting and auditing principles, methods, and procedures as applied to municipal and governmental financial transactions; charter provisions, ordinances, and state laws governing financial administration of City government; and modern principles and practices of public finance administration.

A background that includes a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university with major course in business administration, public administration, accounting, or a closely related field, and five years of professional supervisory and administrative experience in public finance administration will be considered qualifying for this position. Active certification as a Certified Public Accountant is desirable. Possession of a valid California Driver’s License is required at time of appointment.

The City of Fresno offers an attractive and competitive salary and benefits package. The salary for the Assistant City Controller is dependent upon qualifications. The range for this position is between $115,056 and $161,520 annually.

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 2600 Fresno Street, Room 1030 Fresno, California 93721-3614 Or submit via email to: Karnell.Grijalva@fresno.gov Attn: Jeff Cardell

Filing Deadline: August 2, 2019

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