City of Ione

City Profile

Located in the beautiful Sierra foothills of Northern California, the City of Ione is a quaint yet active community. Nestled in the heart of Amador County’s wine Country, the City of Ione is characterized by oak tree-lined hills and a small-town atmosphere. The City offers a wide range of housing, world-class outdoor activities, and recreational opportunities nearby. An array of parks and natural resources offer unbeatable experiences. The Sierras feature some of the finest skiing in the world, and the City is a short drive to Lake Tahoe and Sacramento, where you can enjoy everything from fine dining and the arts to the best of rural living and more.

Position Overview

Under the direction of the City Council, the City Manager serves as the chief executive officer for the City of Ione, providing leadership and representation for all matters concerning the City government. The City Manager’s Office leads financial and budget management processes for the City and directs the City’s efforts to plan for the future. The City Manager’s office performs research, suggests policy development and direction for City Council, and evaluates potential public programs and grants. 

Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate will possess a Bachelor’s degree in public administration or a related field and have at least five years’ experience serving as an executive-level (department head or higher) municipal employee. Possession of a Master’s degree is highly desired but not required.

The successful candidate will:

  • Demonstrate high personal integrity and ethical behavior
  • Possess a proven record of leadership
  • Possess a proven record of embracing innovation and cross-functional partnerships
  • Value developing and maintaining relationships with the public, staff, and elected officials
  • Focus on achieving results on agreed-upon goals and priorities

Have significant experience in the areas of:

  • Serving in an organization with a council-manager form of government
  • Successfully implementing economic strategies
  • Wastewater management
  • Administering, reporting, and application of federal, state, and private grants
  • Developer negotiation and agreement experience that can be verified


The compensation for this position is an annual base salary of $135,000-$160,000 DOE/DOQ and a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental, and vision. The benefits package includes life insurance, vacation, sick, holiday, administrative leave, and two floating holidays. The City of Ione participates in CalPERS retirement. In accordance with CalPERS regulations, CalPERS Retirees (Annuitants) may serve for no more than 960 hours in an Interim Capacity and are eligible for salary only (Annuitants are not eligible for benefits.)

Application Process

Qualified applicants should submit their cover letter, resume, and six professional references to or P.O. Box 398, Ione CA 95640 ATTN: CHRIS HANCOCK as soon as possible. This position will remain open until filled. For first consideration, interested individuals are encouraged to apply by Friday, April 14th, 2023. Following this date, resumes will be screened against the criteria outlined in this job description. Interviews with the City of Ione will be offered to those candidates selected as finalists, with reference checks, background checks, and academic verification conducted after receiving the candidate’s consent.

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