Located in the popular Sacramento metropolitan area, Citrus Heights has a population of 87,811 across 14.2 square miles. Incorporated in 1997, Citrus Heights may seem like a relatively young city. However, the area actually has a deep-rooted history dating back to the late 1800s and the Gold Rush days. The City provides its service through four major departments: Police, Administrative Services, Community Development, and General Services. Each of these departments are led by a director that reports to the City Manager. The City has an overall staff of 210 FTE employees and has a current year budget of $75.3 million.
The next City Manager for the City of Citrus Heights will have a career-defining professional challenge in the Sunrise Tomorrow Project. The City has engaged broad community engagement to create the Sunrise Tomorrow Specific Plan. The plan boldly transforms the 100-acre mall into a vibrant downtown which includes a mix of housing types, parks and trails, hotels, office, and other economic engines for Citrus Heights.
Any combination of education and experience that would provide the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary is qualifying. The following is a typical way to qualify: A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university in public administration, business administration, political science, or a related field. A Master’s degree in public administration or equivalent is highly desirable, as is certification as an ICMA Credentialed Manager. Five years of experience in municipal administration, including at least three years of high-level administrative responsibility.
The next City Manager will enjoy a very strong compensation package, with a base salary up to $260,000 for well qualified candidates, as well as a competitive benefits package.