The City of Costa Mesa is recruiting nationally for a talented and accomplished candidate with a highly successful track record of inclusive and transparent leadership to serve as the Assistant City Manager (ACM), who will build on the City’s momentum, capitalize on the City’s continued growth, and set dynamic strategies to support opportunities for the City and its vision to become the City of the Arts. Serving at the pleasure of the City Manager, the ACM will work with a strong leadership team and together oversee a capable staff of approximately 588 employees with a General Fund budget of approximately $180.3 million. This position will work closely with the City departments that are vital to a vibrant business community and provide a high level of administrative support to community and economic development issues citywide. The ACM position plans, organizes, and provides staff direction, mentoring, and oversight for these key City functions and activities, as well as policy guidance and program evaluation and program management. The ACM will foster cooperative working relationships with State and local intergovernmental and regulatory agencies and various public and private groups; pursue appropriate avenues of economic and community development; and perform related work and special projects as required.
Requires a Bachelor’s degree and 10 years of extensive management experience, including familiarity with a wide range of municipal services experience in areas and functions which have provided the requisite operational program and organizational process knowledge base; expertise in economic development and community development is desirable; a Master’s degree in Business or Public Administration or a related field is preferred; an equivalent combination of training, certification, and experience may be considered.
The salary range for the ACM is $199,908 to $267,888 annually; placement in this range is DOQE. The City offers an attractive benefits package, including CalPERS retirement.