Known for its outstanding quality of life, the City of Emeryville is seeking an experienced local government executive to become its next City Manager. Emeryville is a robust, full-service city with 169 FTE’s including 41 sworn police officers, and an operating budget of approximately $47.8 million and a CIP budget of $15.7 million. The City Manager directs, coordinates, and manages the overall administrative activities and operation of the City and advises and assists the City Council while exercising significant independent judgment and initiative. The City Manager is appointed by the City Council and serves at its pleasure. The current City Manager will be retiring in August 2022. The City Council has appointed an interim City Manager to ensure a smooth transition in early fall. The ideal candidate will have knowledge of municipal government, applicable federal and state laws, and regulations regarding local government operations including goal setting, program development, and principles and practices of public administration in a municipal setting.
Requires a demonstrated successful performance and advancement through at least 5 years of progressively responsible experience in an administrative, managerial capacity in a public agency setting as a City Manager, Assistant City Manager, or in a related management capacity. Experience working with an engaged elected body and community is strongly desired. Candidates must have at least 5 years of municipal management experience. Training and/or experience in planning, personnel, engineering (public works), and finance, as well as practical experience in preparation of reports, budgets, contract administration, and the scheduling of projects is desired. A Master’s degree or other advanced degree is also desired.
The City Council is prepared to offer a competitive salary for the next City Manager plus executive level benefits including CalPERS retirement. A mutually agreeable employment agreement will be negotiated.
Interested candidates should apply immediately by submitting a compelling cover letter, comprehensive résumé, and 5 professional references via email to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than August 24, 2022. Confidential inquiries should be directed to Mr. Fred Wilson, Ralph Andersen & Associates, at (916) 630-4900.