City of Rancho Cucamonga

THE TEAM

The City Manager Team (CMT) consists of the City Manager, Assistant City Manager, and, with the hiring of this position, three Deputy City Managers, each over a workgroup. Together, the CMT, under the general direction of the City Manager, provides leadership through collaboration, teamwork, and active engagement for the 15 departments and divisions that provide world-class programs and services to the Rancho Cucamonga community.

The members of the City Manager Team are professional local government managers who strengthen democracy and accountability at the local level by bringing ethical, effective, and efficient practices to local government, maintaining political neutrality, placing the overall welfare of the community first, and bringing a wide and diverse perspective to policies and programs. The CMT works in partnership with elected and appointed officials, residents, and businesses to fulfill the City Council’s vision to create an equitable, sustainable, and vibrant city, rich in opportunity for all to thrive.

Applicants who are passionate about working as a part of a team that values trustworthiness, integrity, and authentic engagement, have a gift for strategic thinking and effective communication, and have a demonstrated commitment to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion are particularly encouraged to apply.

ABOUT RANCHO CUCAMONGA

Rancho Cucamonga is one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas in Southern California. Rancho Cucamonga is known for its strong quality of life and vibrant character where one can live, work, raise a family, and retire. With a population of just over 175,000 residents, Rancho Cucamonga is home to unparalleled local amenities and services enhancing the quality of life of the growing population. Rancho Cucamonga is ranked the safest city in the Inland Empire thanks to its own Fire District and Police Services provided by San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department. Its K-12 schools are among the highest performing, achieving the California Distinguished Schools award for multiple school sites. 

Health is one of the City’s core values. 30+ parks provide recreational opportunities that promote healthy living for residents and their furry friends. The Pacific Electric Trail, once part of the historic Pacific Electric Railway, is a 21-mile-long trail offering breathtaking views of the City’s vibrant scenery and public art installations. Residents can choose to walk, bike or jog across the City. Rancho Cucamonga is leveraging regional assets, growth, and opportunities – paving the way for a better Inland Empire.

WHAT YOU WILL BE DOING HERE AT TEAM RC

You’ll be responsible for:

Supporting the City Council’s Mission and Vision: Working with the CMT, the Deputy City Manager will provide organizational leadership through collaboration, teamwork, and active involvement in the management of city government.

Navigating the Organizational Seas: Provide expert advice on administrative matters, ensuring Team RC understands not just the how, but the why behind administrative policies and procedures.

Head Coach of the Administrative Workgroup: Directly oversee the Finance, Human Resources, and Innovation and Technology departments—the heartbeat of our City’s operations.

Ensuring Financial Stability and Sustainability: Orchestrate and support the Finance Department’s budgeting, accounting, procurement, and treasury services.

Growing an Engaged Workforce: Lead and support the Human Resources’ recruitment, retention, benefit & risk management programs, along with organizational labor relations.

Trailblazing New Technology and Systems: Architect and support the information technology, geographic information systems, and cybersecurity programs in the Department of Innovation and Technology.

 Community Detective: Analyze reports, studies, bids, contracts, and similar items; direct high-profile community studies, regional programs, and surveys.

Policy Pioneer: Shape decisions through research and policy recommendations for balancing resources and programs to ensure a resilient city.

Mentoring Managers and Executives: Guide and develop employees’ ongoing professional growth.

Leading Leaders: Empower, encourage, and engage with executives and managers to strategically realize the City Council’s vision.

THIS POSITION MIGHT BE PERFECT FOR YOU IF YOU:

Have strong leadership abilities, lead by example, inspire confidence, and guide teams effectively.

Exhibit excellent communication skills that can appropriately adapt for City Council, staff, community organizations, and the public.

Value collaboration and teamwork and have experience coordinating activities across departments, fostering collaboration, and building strong relationships.

Love strategic thinking and can look at the big picture to plan, prioritize, and make informed decisions while balancing multiple projects and priorities.

Are resilient and handle stressful situations with confidence while maintaining composure as you adapt to challenges and find solutions.

Like to make the impossible possible.

Have a strong working knowledge of government finance and accounting principles and practices.   

Have experience with human resource and risk management best practices and principles.

Take cyber security and the advancement of technological services as a must-have, not a nice-to-have.   

Are hungry, humble, and smart and want to work in a world-class organization.

Visit the City’s Career website to learn more and apply to be part of Team RC – https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/cityofrc/jobs/4552377/deputy-city-manager-administrative-services?pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs.

All applicants are required to apply online and attach a cover letter. Apply by July 22. Please see the complete application timeline on the website for additional information.

QUALIFICATIONS

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in public or business administration, accounting, or a related field. Eight years of managerial experience involving a broad range of progressively responsible administrative experience in the planning, organization, coordination, and direction of varied municipal activities, at least a portion of which involves municipal finance and budgeting, personnel and labor relations, human resources and risk management, information technology or GIS or closely related work, or any combination of training and experience that provides the desired knowledge and abilities. ICMA Credentialed Manager certification and Master’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in public administration, business administration, or related field is highly desirable.

SALARY AND BENEFITS

The annual salary range for the Deputy City Manager – Administrative Services is $150,876 to $213,924, with placement made depending upon experience. The city offers an excellent benefit package including a CalPERS retirement with the formula dependent upon hire date with the City of Rancho Cucamonga and/or status with a reciprocal Public Retirement System. Classic members in CalPERS receive 2% at 55 and new or PEPRA members receive 2% at 62. The City also pays 6% towards deferred compensation and matches up to another 4%.

APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCESS

All applicants are required to apply online and attach a cover letter. Apply by July 22. Please see the complete application timeline on the website for additional information.

Visit the City’s Career website to learn more and apply to be part of Team RC – https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/cityofrc/jobs/4552377/deputy-city-manager-administrative-services?pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs.

This recruitment will be handled with strict confidentiality until finalists have been identified. References will not be contacted until mutual interest has been established.

Confidential inquiries are welcomed to:

Robert Neiuber, Senior Human Resources Director – Robert.neiuber@cityofrc.us 909-774-2401