City of San Bernardino

Located in the Riverside-San Bernardino metropolitan area of Southern California (often referred to as the Inland- Empire), the City of San Bernardino serves as the county seat of San Bernardino County. It spans 81 square miles and has a diverse population of over 222,000.

The Legislative & Governmental Affairs Manager (U), under the direction of the City Manager, directs the City of San Bernardino’s legislative and governmental affairs program.

The ideal candidate will build and maintain strong networks among government agencies, systematically analyze emerging legislation, policies and positions of relevance, and brief the City Manager/City Council accordingly. The ideal candidate systematically and proactively apprises key government officials on key organizational policies, strategies, operations, other initiatives, and identifies new areas for collaboration and dialogue between the organization and counterparts. In addition, the ideal candidate will build and maintain successful working relationships with residents, department staff, community groups, elected and appointed officials, business leaders, and members of the public.


  • Education:  Bachelor’s degree in public administration, public relations, political science, or a related field.
  • Experience:  Three (3) years of experience analyzing and developing recommendations on complex legislative, budgetary, or governmental policy issues; and three (3) years working with elected officials and their staff; or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.

Salary – $111,084.96 – $135,028.20 Annually. Please follow this link to view the Legislative & Governmental Affairs Manager Brochure. To be considered, send a compelling cover letter and resume to Please apply immediately as this recruitment may close at any time upon receiving enough qualified applicants.

Please contact Kristine Ridge at (714) 493-8506 or Bob Hall at (714) 309-9104 should you have any questions regarding this position or the recruitment process.