City of Vallejo

The City of Vallejo is located in Solano County and has a population of approximately 121,000 residents. Vallejo is a rapidly changing, highly diverse community located midway between the cities of Sacramento and San Francisco. It is a friendly, active waterfront community that attracts innovative, hardworking people and takes great pride in its 148-year history and maritime heritage.

Vallejo is a full service, charter city with a fiscal year 23/24 total budget of 302.7 million and a General Fund of 132.8 million. The City has 671 FTEs authorized staff, however Vallejo is currently experiencing a staffing shortage. Staff members are employed in the following areas: Administration (Finance, Human Resources, Information Technology), Operations (Police, Fire, Public Works, Water Utilities), Community and Economic Development, City Manager’s Office and City Attorney’s Office. The City Council is composed of six Councilmembers who are elected by-district and a directly elected Mayor. Council Members serve for staggered terms of four years. The Mayor is directly elected and serves for a term of four years.

The ideal candidate will have extensive municipal experience from a comparable community with similar opportunities and challenges. Ideally, the right candidate will be an excellent generalist and have a proven track record of delivering results. The ideal candidate will place an emphasis on communication throughout the organization and community. The ideal candidate will also need to be energetic, self-confident, and have an open, approachable management style. The successful candidate will be a diplomatic yet strong leader. They will be able to collaborate effectively with council and staff, will stand behind their decisions, and be transparent and thorough in their communications. 

The candidate will demonstrate a strong understanding of municipal management in the State of California and an in-depth understanding of the City’s financial situation and the path forward. The future City Manager will value all the City has to offer, recognize needs of improvement, and take decisive action to meet the goals of the City Council. A collaborative, experienced, and ethical leader will excel in this role. The ideal candidate will be highly engaged in celebrating the diversity of the community while working to develop relationships that further foster the feeling of community spirit and cooperation.Qualifications: 

  • Equivalent to graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in public or business administration, public policy, finance, or a related field. 
  • Ten (10) years of management or administrative experience in a public agency setting as a City Manager, Assistant City Manager, or in a related administrative/managerial capacity involving responsibility for planning, organization, and implementation, including six (6) years of management or supervisory experience preferred. 
  • An equivalent to a Master’s degree in Public or Business Administration is highly desired.

Salary up to $303,000 Annually, DOQ. Please follow this link to view the City Manager Brochure. To apply for this exciting career opportunity, please send a compelling cover letter and your detailed resume electronically to apply@bobhallandassociates.com by March 15, 2024. Please contact Joe Gorton at 707-628-6846 should you have any questions regarding this position or the recruitment process.