City of Ione

Salary $135,000 – 160,000

Known as the “Castle City,” Ione offers the perfect blend of small-town charm and quality living. Its quaint character and convenient location just 30 miles south east of Sacramento make it the perfect place to work, live, and play. Incorporated in 1953 and located in Amador County the Town comprises 4.7 square miles with a population of approximately 7703. Ione is known for its small-town atmosphere and its outstanding quality of life.  Ione’s historic downtown features shops, restaurants, and landmarks that draw people from throughout the area. You’ll find unique shops with one-of-a-kind items, antiques and pizzerias with family friendly fare. The community enjoys a seasonal creek, biking routes through the scenic foothills, dedicated open space and free parking. One of Ione’s most desirable attributes is its sense of community. 

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Under the direction of City Council, the City Manager serves as the chief executive officer for the City, providing leadership and representation for all matters concerning City government.  The City Manager oversees a nearly full-service City, which includes Police, Fire, Public Works, and Administration and Finance departments.  City Planning and Engineering services are provided through private firm contracts with oversight by the City Manager. The City Manager’s Office leads the financial and budget management process for the City and directs the City’s efforts to plan for the future.  The City Manager’s office performs research, suggest policy development and direction for City Council and evaluates potential public programs and grants.    

The ideal candidate will possess high personal integrity and ethical behavior with a proven record of leadership, fiscal stewardship and accomplishment preferably in a public sector environment.  He/she has experienced opportunities and challenges presented by steady growth in development, population and demand for services. 

The ideal candidate will have successfully served in an organization with a council-manager form of government and demonstrated the skills of prioritizing projects and resources while communicating ideas, issues and results on a timely basis.  This will also include a focus on achieving results and outcomes on agreed-upon goals and priorities. 

The successful candidate will have a history of understanding and demonstrating the positive value of developing and maintaining effective relationships that include availability and accessibility to the public, staff, and elected officials.  There should also be a proven record of embracing innovation and encouraging cross-functional partnerships to achieve results.  

Advanced skills in community building and engagement and an understanding of equity principles are critical. 

 Minimum Qualifications:

  • A master’s degree in public or business administration, finance, or closely related field is highly desired; and
  • Preferably 10+ years of experience as a high-level municipal executive; and
  • Experience in wastewater management and a proven track record of successfully implementing economic development strategies are highly desired; and/or
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job.

Salary and Benefits:  An annual salary of $135,000 – $160,000 DOE/DOQ and an attractive benefits package. 

HOW TO APPLY:  For first consideration, apply by July 22, 2022. 

Applicants may request information, or obtain a recruitment brochure, job description and application by calling or emailing Julie Millard at: