City of Hollister

The City of Hollister is nestled in San Benito County, 47 miles South of San Jose, along Highway 156 near the San Luis Reservoir. Historically an agricultural community established by ranchers and farmers, Hollister has a population of more than 40,000 residents and has developed into an anchor community for the surrounding area, drawing residents, businesses, and tourists to its beautiful weather, charming downtown, abundant recreational opportunities, diverse work force, friendly people, and rural roots.  Hollister Hills offers over 6,800 acres of scenic and varied terrain for off-highway vehicles as well as dedicated hiking, bicycling, & equestrian trails. Only miles away from Pinnacles National Park, and with back country roads for bikers, the City is an ideal location for nature-lovers. Hollister is home to the widely popular Independence Day Motorcycle Rally, which began in 1947 and is believed to be the event that gave rise to the “American Biker”.  For more information on this charming city, please visit the City of Hollister’s website at

Under the administrative direction of the City Manager, the Development Services Director will oversee the activities of the Development Services Department including planning, engineering, economic development, housing authority, Successor Agency, building inspection and zoning programs; coordinate assigned economic development and revitalization activities with other departments; and provide professional and technical staff assistance to the City Manager.

The City Manager seeks a highly effective innovative leader to oversee the Development Services Department with a commitment to high-touch customer service to serve and respond to residents and internal customers.  The Development Services Director will oversee and manage the Development Services Department, and the ideal candidate will practice the management style of getting out and meeting and interacting with staff on a regular basis, being visible and approachable throughout the wide variety of work sites and within the City.  The ideal candidate is proactive in inviting and establishing relationships with the industrial, commercial, and business sectors, local community groups and residents.  

The ideal candidate will be a “hands-on” leader with the ability to lead projects and develop and implement a robust community engagement strategy for all segments of the community.  The ideal candidate will be honest, loyal, innovative, solution-oriented, with superior interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate easily with a variety of audiences, both in and outside the organization.  The City Manager seeks a leader who brings a “can-do” attitude to citywide problems while managing the diverse day-to-day activities of the department.

The annual salary range is $162,000 to $182,000.  Placement within this range is dependent upon qualifications.

Please submit your cover letter and resume (including month/year of employment) via our website:

Peckham & McKenney

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Feel free to contact Maria Hurtado at (831) 247-7885 if you have any questions regarding this position or recruitment process.  Resumes will be acknowledged within 2 business days.


Filing Deadline:  June 29, 2022