City Manager – Goleta, CA


Client: City of Goleta, California
Position: City Manager
Closing Date: Appointment Made

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The City of Goleta (pop. 33,000) is seeking qualified applicants to serve as City Manager of this wonderful community in scenic Santa Barbara County. The City Council seeks a collaborative leader able to assume the helm of this organization with skills and finesse that can only be attributed to an experienced public sector manager complemented with an engaging personal style and a commitment to outstanding customer service. Goleta has a total FY2021-22 budget of $51.1 million with a General Fund budget of $32.2 million. The City is in a strong financial position, with a balanced budget and fully funded reserves. City operations and services are provided by 114 full-time and part-time employees, supplemented by contracted services. The City Manager is the chief administrative officer of the City and is responsible to the City Council for the overall administration of City business. As chief administrative officer, the City Manager 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, a management-level Assistant to the City Manager, a Management Analyst, and an Executive Assistant.

Requires a Bachelor’s degree. A Master’s degree is preferred. Hands-on experience as a city manager or assistant manager is strongly desired by the City Council. Experience in California is highly regarded. Demonstrated expertise in financial and personnel management will be highly regarded.

The City offers a competitive salary, consistent with recent pay practices for the City Manager. The City also offers a comprehensive benefits package including CalPERS retirement. Additionally, compensation may also include a signing bonus or consideration for moving and relocation expenses with possible assistance on a low-interest loan or other housing subsidy.