City of Signal Hill

The City of Signal Hill, population 11,500 and covering 2.2 square miles is in Los Angeles County within four miles of the Pacific Ocean. Known for its beautiful setting, Signal Hill claims the only accessible high ground for miles around with an impressive hilltop park that provides spectacular panoramic views. The City is surrounded by the City of Long Beach and boasts one of the lowest business taxes in Los Angeles County, as well as no utility tax or Mello-Roos Assessment Districts. The City is aggressive in its economic development strategies and offers residential, retail, and industrial residents the benefits of a full-service municipality while preserving the feeling of a small hometown. With its central location, the community takes great pride in its recreational amenities which include 11 City parks and open space area covering over 29 acres, an extensive walking trail system, abundant recreation and library programs, and an array of annual events.

Working directly with the City Manager and City Council, the Deputy City Manager is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the Administration Department including the divisions of Communications/Public Relations, Economic Development, and Human Resources. The Deputy City Manager will supervise, coach, mentor Department Directors, and provide leadership and guidance on sensitive, complex, or controversial projects in collaboration with the Department Directors. Candidates with experience in human resources, finance, and capital project management are highly desirable. Municipal budgeting knowledge and experience will be critical to the success of the Deputy City Manager who works closely with the City Manager on the City’s budget. Any combination of education, training, and work experience to demonstrate possession of the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform in the position is qualifying. A typical way of obtaining the required qualifications is to possess: A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college in public administration, political science, economics, finance, urban planning, or a related field plus seven (7) years of progressively responsible municipal management experience, including five (5) years of supervisory experience. A Masters’ degree is highly desirable. Experience with a municipality that offers multiple services, including a police department, is helpful.

To be considered for this exciting career opportunity, please submit a current resume, cover letter of interest, and three professional references with employment application at:

The salary range is $162,443.08 – $213,139.41/annually plus a benefits package and a 9/80 work schedule. The application period closes at 4:30 PM on Friday, January 27, 2023.

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