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El Paso de Robles, or “The Pass of the Oaks,” is located halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, in San Luis Obispo County. Paso Robles is surrounded by scenic rolling hills and California’s premier wine regions and is only 27 miles from beautiful beaches. This thriving community of over 30,000 actively engaged citizens possesses the benefits of a suburban-rural community while retaining a small-town feel and is one of California’s best-kept secrets. With over 200 wineries nearby and a bustling downtown with a variety of excellent restaurants and specialty retail, Paso Robles is fast becoming one of the most desirable and yet relatively affordable places to live, work, and play.

The City of Paso Robles is looking for an experienced and visionary City Manager to lead the City forward into an exciting future with tremendous opportunities. The new City Manager will need to be a highly strategic thinker to help the City navigate this challenging landscape with limited resources while still delivering high-quality services. This position will require a strategic forward thinker and creative problem solver with a positive, energetic, “get-it-done” spirit, and a hands-on leadership style based on engagement, empowerment, accountability and results. The successful candidate will be an active, engaged manager and a relationship builder with a value system based on transparency, ethics, integrity, diversity, and a personal approach that engenders high levels of trust and confidence.

The new City Manager will be a dedicated and proven public servant with strong financial, management, and administration skills. Excellent written and verbal communication and effective presentation skills are expected in this role. A background that includes seven or more years of staff management, including previous experience as a City Manager, Assistant/Deputy City Manager or public sector executive in a complex organization is required. A BS/BA in a related field is required and a MS/MA is highly desired. The salary for this position is negotiable dependent on qualifications. To be considered, please visit the Avery Associates Career Portal at to upload your letter of interest, resume and contact information including email addresses for five work-related references to Bill Avery by January 19, 2021.

Bill Avery or Bill Lopez
Avery Associates
3½ N. Santa Cruz Ave., Suite A
Los Gatos, CA 95030

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