Known as Central California’s Swedish Village and born from two Swedes, Kingsburg’s single ethnicity origins make it unique in the state. Thirty years after incorporating, Kingsburg remained 94 percent Swedish. Although diversified through the years, the City still boats Swedish influenced architecture and a village atmosphere. Now, for the right candidate, the City also represents a tremendous opportunity for its next City Manager.
Kingsburg lies in the center of the San Joaquin Valley, halfway between Los Angeles and Sacramento. Within an hour and one-half drive you can enjoy the scenic attractions of Huntington Lake, Shaver Lake, and the Yosemite Valley as well as the giant redwood trees in the High Sierra at Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks. The beautiful Pacific Ocean is only two and one-half hours away. Since the City of Fresno is only 20 minutes away, Kingsburg residents have the advantages of a cosmopolitan center while, at the same time, enjoying the benefits of a small town.
The City Council is seeking a creative and innovative individual to employ an inclusive, open door, team approach to problem solving and be proactive in addressing issues that impact the City Council and the community. The City Manager will also have a hands-on approach to management and have frequent interaction with department heads and staff, fostering an open dialogue between staff and Council. The City Council desires a leader who also enjoys working in the public sector and appreciates the variety and diversity of contributions from all sources within the organization and from the community. Successful candidates will also be comfortable in an environment that promotes best practices for service delivery to the public.
The annual compensation for this position will be based on qualifications, education, and overall experience combined with consideration that the retiring City Manager received an annual salary in the mid $120,000s after 13 years of service.
Benefits will include:
Retirement – The City participates in the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS); the benefit is 2%@55 for classic (current) members and 2%@62 for new members; employees pay 100% of the employee’s contribution/share. The City also participates in Social Security; Health, dental, and vision coverage; Vacation and sick leave; Fourteen (14 ) holidays; and Five (5) days of executive leave.
Access the full recruitment brochure and find more information about applying at Ralph Anderson And Associate’s website. Position closes July 26.
The full-service city has a FY 2013/14 General Fund Budget of $4.6M and 45 funded positions. Candidates for consideration will be comfortable in a small town environment (pop. 11,590) and truly enjoy the many attributes that Kingsburg has to offer. This top caliber individual will view City Hall as being a focal point for citizens and will actively promote an open/approachable government model. The City Council is seeking an individual with strong business sense and financial expertise and ideally with a record of success with economic and community development. The added ability to balance quality-of-life, business, and commerce while embracing an innovative approach to public-private partnerships is a definite plus. This position requires candidates with experience in the management of a department for a small to mid-size organization or as an assistant city manager or city manager. A Bachelor’s degree is required; Master’s degree may be a plus combined with relative experience. Salary will be consistent with past practices for the manager’s compensation (mid $120,000s after 13 years of service with the City). Excellent benefit package including CalPERS Retirement. Interested candidates should email a compelling cover letter and a comprehensive resume to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, July 26, 2013. Confidential inquiries welcomed to Heather Renschler at (916) 630-4900. Detailed brochure available at www.ralphandersen.com.