City of Union City

The City of Union City is a small, culturally diverse, and tight-knit community of approximately 70,000 residents located on the eastern shore of the San Francisco Bay.
Within 18 square miles, the community’s neighborhoods offer a mix of affordable and upscale homes. The transit-oriented Station District, located around the Union City BART station, boasts housing and business development opportunities with easy, convenient access to major public transit running throughout the Bay Area. The City also has many wonderful parks, sports fields, community centers, and a variety of recreation programs and social services for residents of all ages.

The Deputy City Manager (DCM) joins the  City Manager’s leadership team and will be instrumental in helping the City Manager achieve short- and long-term goals for the City. There are several large projects occurring internally and within the Union City community. The City’s Strategic Plan details priorities for the City through FY 2024-2025 and emphasizes goals related to fiscal sustainability, organizational stability and growth, and economic development. The exact portfolio of responsibilities for the Deputy City Manager will be determined based on the experience of the successful candidate. Ideal candidates will be seasoned California municipal government leaders who will excel in a flat organizational structure and who works to seek consensus with leadership team members.


Equivalent to graduation from a four-year college with major course work in public or business administration or a related field.

Substantial administrative or management support experience which includes at least three years in an executive leadership position and five years of municipal experience.

Salary and Compensation
The salary range for this position is $196,596 to $235,800 annually, dependent upon qualifications. A comprehensive list of benefits is available on the City website and are summarized below.

  • Retirement: CalPERS Classic employees participating with a 2% @60 years of age or 2% @62 for new members (PEPRA). There are no Social Security deductions (except 1.45% Medicare).
  • Medical: The City provides up to $2,000 per months for medical, dental and vision premiums. CalPERS health program.
  • Life Insurance: New York Life (formerly Cigna Life Insurance); $100,000 coverage, the City pays.
  • Long-term and Short-Term Disability: New York Life; employee pays.
  • Vacation: Accrual of 80 hours annually.
  • Holidays: 11 holidays and 27 floating hours per year.
  • Administrative Leave: The City provides 160 hours of administrative leave at the beginning of each fiscal year
  • (prorated based on hire date).
  • Sick Leave: Accrual of 96 hours annually.
  • Deferred Compensation Plan: The City contributes $100/month into a 401(a) tax-deferred plan. A 457 Deferred Comp Plan is also available on a voluntary basis.
  • Calgoveba: The City contributes $200/month
  • Work Schedule: The City operates on a 9/80 schedule.
  • Employee Assistance Program: The City provides an EAP.

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Interested candidates should apply by Tuesday, July 12, 2022