City of Santa Maria

Annual Salary: $241,825 – $344,351 DOE/DOQ

Closing Date: February 22nd, 2024

Be a part of a progressive and pioneering community.

The City of Santa Maria is seeking a visionary City Manager who will serve as a pillar of the community, uphold the mission and priorities of the City Council, and develop winning strategies to help shape the future of a growing city. In this influential position, the City Manager will oversee 10 departments, a Citywide dedicated staff of 700, and a biennium operating budget of approximately $277 million. The ideal candidate has experience in urban development and championing large projects in the public sector from inception to completion, such as downtown redevelopment; large-scale technology overhauls; city destination marketing campaigns; and/or robust capital improvement projects. They will also be fiscally savvy and budget minded, with a wealth of municipal government, operations, and public administration experience. The new City Manager will be a forward-thinking leader who values teamwork and community engagement. They will immerse themselves in developing improved processes and operations, handling challenging conversations head on, and leveraging their communication skills to develop a shared vision. If you are seeking longevity in your role and feel enthusiastic about the future of Santa Maria, this role is for you. Apply today!

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