City Manager – Artesia, CA

Client: City of Artesia, California
Position: City Manager
Closing Date: July 22, 2024

Additional Information: 

 

The City Council of Artesia, in Los Angeles County, is seeking an energetic and enthusiastic professional to join this organization. This talented professional will be an effective hands-on manager for a staff of 35 full-time employees and 10 part-time employees with a General Fund budget of $15.4 million. Ideally, the top candidate will be a generalist with emphasis on community development, complemented by a strong working knowledge of finance, revenue generation, and quality customer service. The selected City Manager will also need to have an inclusive management style combined with a hands-on approach to day-to-day operations. The new City Manager will also embrace the culture of the organization and continue to promote the values held by the community for highly ethical, responsive, and efficient delivery of services. Approachability, attention to detail, patience, responsiveness, and follow-through are essential keys to success in this community.

Requires a Bachelor’s degree and 10 years of progressively responsible municipal management experience. An advanced degree is preferred. This is an ideal position for an energetic and high-energy, mid-career professional to assume the top position in a municipal organization. Experience working with an engaged elected body is strongly desired. The City Council will consider a broad spectrum of talented individuals with a preference for municipal service in a contract City in California.

The City of Artesia is prepared to offer a highly competitive salary for the region consistent with recent practices; salary appointment will be made depending on qualifications and experience. The City participates in CalPERS retirement.

Interested candidates should apply by submitting a compelling cover letter, comprehensive résumé, and 5 professional references via email to: apply@ralphandersen.com no later than Monday, July 22, 2024. Confidential inquiries should be directed to Mr. Fred Wilson, Ralph Andersen & Associates, at (916) 630-4900.