City Administrator – Oakland, CA

Client: City of Oakland, California
Position: City Administrator
Closing Date: Closed

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The City of Oakland is conducting a national search effort for a talented and energetic local government professional to serve as the City of Oakland’s new City Administrator. This career opportunity will focus on leading a large, complex, and dynamic organization with all the excitement and diversity that the Bay Area and region has to offer. A “Strong-Mayor” form of government governs the City of Oakland and the Mayor, Libby Schaaf, took office in January 2015 and was recently re-elected. The City Administrator, working closely with the Mayor, will have the unique opportunity to lead the City as it focuses on its exciting future. The City Administrator has direct administrative oversight of a full-service municipal organization with a staff of approximately 4,000 and a budget of $1.6 Billion. The City Administrator hires and directly supervises all operating agency and department heads (the Mayor directly hires and fires the Chief of Police in partnership with the Citizens Police Commission) and is the official responsible for implementing the Mayor and City Council’s policy direction. The City Administrator is the chief management and fiscal advisor, responsible for identifying challenges and opportunities in the delivery of municipal services and providing trusted advice on all aspects of the organization structure, operating efficiencies, fiscal health, and well-being of the City.

This position requires a Bachelor’s degree and at least 10 years of progressively responsible leadership experience in a complex urban setting. A Master’s degree or other advanced degree is strongly desired. The Salary range for this position is $286,187 to $357,733 DOQ including CalPERS retirement and an excellent executive level benefits package.