The City of Cerritos, located 20 miles southeast of downtown Los Angeles, is seeking a dynamic and accomplished executive to become its new City Manager. This top professional is expected to have exceptional leadership skills, effective interpersonal and communication skills, and a strong passion for public 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. A thorough understanding of municipal finance, budgeting, community planning, and public works is of high importance to the City Council. The new City Manager will also embrace the culture of the organization and continue to promote the values held by the community for responsive and efficient delivery of services. Approachability, attention to detail, patience, responsiveness, and follow-through are absolutely key to success in this community.
Requires successful performance and advancement through progressively responsible experience in administrative, managerial, and/or staff positions. Experience working with an engaged elected body and community is strongly desired. A typical way of obtaining the required qualifications is to possess 10 years of management or administrative experience in a public agency setting as a City Manager, Assistant City Manager, or in a related administrative/managerial capacity involving responsibility for planning, organization, budgeting, and implementation, including 5 years of management or supervisory experience. Ideally, candidates will have a Master’s degree or other advanced degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in planning, public or business administration, or a closely related field. Candidates are required to possess a Bachelor’s degree with major coursework in public or business administration, public policy, finance, or a related field.
The City Council 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 of the selected candidate. The City offers an excellent benefits package. A mutually agreeable employment agreement will be negotiated and may include relocation assistance for the selected candidate.