The City of Carpinteria (population of 13,122) is seeking qualified applicants to serve as City Manager of this wonderful community in scenic Santa Barbara County. This career opportunity is the result of the pending retirement. The City Council is seeking a collaborative and experienced leader who is forward thinking with an engaging personal style and a commitment to outstanding customer service. The City Manager is the chief administrative officer of the City, reporting directly to the City Council, and provides executive leadership, direction, review, and coordination of all City departments and operations. The City Manager is directly supported in general government endeavors by an Assistant City Manager. City operations are assisted by 41 full-time staff and approximately 70 part-time seasonal staff and is supported by a FY 2023/24 total budget of $28.6 million.
Requires a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. A Master’s degree in public or business administration or an applicable field of study is preferred. Hands-on experience as a city manager or assistant manager is strongly desired. Experience in California and demonstrated expertise in financial and personnel management will be highly regarded.
The City of Carpinteria will offer a competitive salary in the region, consistent with recent pay practices for the City Manager. Additionally, the City may offer moving and relocation expenses with possible assistance on a low-interest loan or other housing subsidy. A mutually agreeable employment contract will be negotiated with the selected candidate. In addition, the City offers a comprehensive benefits package including CalPERS retirement.