Client: Town of Colma, California
Position: City Manager
Closing Date: June 26, 2023
Nestled at the northern end of the Peninsula in the San Francisco Bay Area is the small community of Colma (population of 1,492). The City Council is seeking candidates for the City Manager position who recognize the history and unique character of the Town and will guide the policymakers in maintaining the quality of life that residents value and cherish. The ideal candidate will be an outgoing and engaging individual who enjoys people and public service combined with being comfortable with the high level of citizen participation inherent in this “small town” community. This is a community where residents value a common sense of civic purpose and support a positive, open relationship with each other and their Town government. This is an attractive career opportunity in local government for someone who understands the benefits of having a thriving commercial and retail environment as a means to deliver community services and public safety to residents. While the City Council highly values California experience, the Council welcomes interest from a broad pool of candidates (department heads, assistant/deputy city managers and others) with the ability to provide strategic and ethical leadership. Colma’s total combined staff is 48.5 FTEs. For Fiscal Year 2022-2023, total expenditures for all funds are at $38.57 million, comprised of $24.54 million in Operating Expenditures and $14.04 million in Capital Improvement Projects.
This position requires a Bachelor’s degree and experience in a management capacity preferably in a small-to-medium municipal organization as Administrative Services Director, Assistant City Manager or Deputy City Manager, City/Town Manager, or as a Department Director with a medium or larger agency. Skills as a local government generalist would be well utilized in this position. Alternatively, candidates with a combination of public and private sector experience with transferable skills may also be a viable option for Council consideration. A Master’s degree may be considered a plus.
The competitive salary range ($240,000 to $275,000) will be dependent upon qualifications, experience, and overall fit with the Town of Colma. The Town offers a comprehensive executive benefit package including CalPERS retirement.
Interested candidates are encouraged to apply by submitting a compelling cover letter, comprehensive résumé, and professional references via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org prior to Monday, June 26, 2023. This recruitment is considered open until filled. Confidential inquiries are welcomed to Heather Renschler, Ralph Andersen & Associates, at (916) 630-4900.