Make your next professional move a “Peak Experience!” With the forthcoming retirement of its current City Manager, the City of Mt. Shasta is earnestly seeking just the right new City Manager to help effectively lead the City over the next several years.
This 4-season “Alpine community” is located in far Northern California along Interstate 5, just 60 miles south of the Oregon border. Nestled at the base of majestic Mount Shasta (14,179’), known as “Where Heaven and Earth Meet.” Mount Shasta’s stunning presence makes this region of the Shasta Trinity National Forest among Nature’s masterpieces. Several pristine lakes, miles of rivers and streams, and thousands of acres of backcountry provide an outstanding environment for multiple summer and winter outdoor activities, and year round splendor. The community itself offers the best of family-oriented small town living, with a sophisticated, engaged and generous citizenry, many active social organizations and service clubs, a low crime rate, award winning water, and clean mountain air. These attributes, coupled with world-class recreational opportunities, and multiple annual and special community events, create an unrivaled and distinct quality of life. Residents and visitors enjoy eclectic and diverse lifestyles, and the musical, artistic and spiritual self-expression Mount Shasta inspires.
And as the de facto “anchor City” of South Siskiyou County, Mt. Shasta also offers a wide range of services, conveniences and resources one would expect to find in larger communities. It has excellent health care facilities and services, and a major hospital, plus multiple alternative healing and health maintenance services and practitioners. Mt. Shasta’s K-12 schools are also highly rated, and several charter schools are also available. College of the Siskiyous, only ten miles north in the City of Weed, offers a widely diverse, rich community college experience and curriculum. Mt. Shasta’s exquisitely quaint downtown also offers a diverse tapestry of businesses and shops.
The City of Mt. Shasta is a California General Law City incorporated in 1905. It has operated under the City Council-City Manager form of local government since 2002. Mt. Shasta is a full service City, with a current Budget of $6 million ($3 million General Fund). It provides 24-hour Police and Fire protection, Public Works, Water and Wastewater Enterprise Fund operations and facilities, contract Waste Disposal services, and Planning and Building. Parks and Recreation services are provided by a separate District.
Current City staffing levels include 32 full time and 2 part time regular employees, and 18 volunteer Firefighters overseen by a full time Chief. The City of Mt. Shasta has emerged from the recession relatively intact and in a good position to “pick up where it left off” in its ongoing efforts to enhance the community’s economic prospects. Still in the latter stages of its transition from the timber industry, Mt. Shasta’s economy now relies primarily on tourism. The City desires further economic diversification compatible with it pristine natural environment. The City places a high priority on economic development consistent with its small town values, maintaining its level of services, implementing its adopted Capital Improvements Plan, and developing a cost effective solution to meet new stringent wastewater treatment requirements, and expanding system capacity to accommodate new industrial and business users. Other key City priorities include operating the City as cost-effectively as possible, and building a strong sense of teamwork among Mt. Shasta residents and businesses, the City Council, and City employees. The City also continues to recognize the need for affordable housing for all sectors of the community, and remains committed to finding ways to create affordable housing solutions and opportunities.
The City Manager works closely with the City Council, and is responsible for managing the day to day operations of the City, with emphasis on cost effectively aligning departmental activities and resources with City Council goals and priorities. The City Manager is also a strategic planning advisor to the Council, and provides visionary leadership and direction in a collaborative and inclusive manner in running the City. The City Manager engages the community, and facilitates partnerships with a wide variety of public and private sector stakeholders. The City Manager will lead by example, be willing to roll up his/her sleeves to “get the job done” while encouraging and inspiring others to do the same, and instilling a results-oriented “can do” attitude throughout the City organization. The City Manager will also appreciate staff as the most important asset of the City organization, and also clearly recognize and hold those accountable on whom the City most depends for its progress and success. The City Manager will also have the ability to make tough operational decisions, but at the same time have a flexible and adaptable management style, and stellar social, public relations, and leadership abilities and reputation.
Desired experience and skills include economic development, human resources, budget and municipal finance, union negotiations, grant writing, and water and wastewater facilities upgrades. Interested candidates should also possess a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration or a related field (MPA desirable) and at least 5 years progressively responsible local government or related experience (prior California experience desirable). Finally, uncompromising ethics and unquestioned integrity are essential personal and professional attributes of the City Manager. City Council also desires that the new City Manager – along with his/her family – will enjoy Mt. Shasta’s distinctive 4-season climate and community. Interested candidates should possess a Bachelor’s Degree in Public or Business Administration or a related field (MPA highly desirable) and at least 5 years progressively responsible local government or related experience.
DEADLINE: Applications must be received by the City of Mt. Shasta by 4:00 P.M. Friday, May31, 2103. Please submit cover letter, professional resume, salary history, and contact information for at least 5 professional references to City of Mt. Shasta, Attention: Jeff Butzlaff, 305 No. Mt. Shasta Blvd., Mt. Shasta, CA 96067 or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please direct all phone inquiries to Mr. Butzlaff at (530) 859-1783, and see the formal recruitment bulletin on the City’s website www.ci.mt-shasta.ca.us. Resume should clearly state the specific nature and scope of the candidate’s responsibilities, community and staff size, organization complexity, budget, key challenges and accomplishments, and the specific years and months, with beginning and ending dates, for each position held. The most qualified candidates will be invited to participate further in the selection process EOE
Salary Range $85,000-95,000 DOQ, plus comprehensive benefits