The City Council of Gustine, in Merced County, is seeking an energetic and enthusiastic professional to join this organization as its next City Manager. This talented professional will be an effective hands-on manager for a staff of 33 and a general fund budget of $2.5 million. The City is on the cusp of some large development and infrastructure projects, including the 203-acre Southeast Gustine Master Plan where the first phase of development encompassing 265 single-family residential lots is currently in the subdivision stage. Also, the City has been very successful in receiving grants to upgrade its streets, sewer and water infrastructure, and park facilities. The City is scheduled to be breaking ground on the $3.3 million State Highways 33/140 Roundabout in January of 2023. The ideal City Manager candidate will be a generalist with local governmental experience. Technical strengths for the new City Manager will be best served in the areas of community development and finance. A well-rounded candidate would also bring other skills including knowledge of revenue generation, customer service, and intergovernmental relations.
Requires Bachelor’s degree in planning, public or business administration, or a closely related field is required. An advanced degree is preferred. Candidates with applicable experience in a comparable size organization are encouraged to apply. Experience working with an engaged elected body is strongly desired.
The City Council is prepared to offer a competitive salary for the next City Manager. The City also offers an excellent benefits package including CalPERS retirement.
Interested candidates should apply immediately by submitting a compelling cover letter, comprehensive résumé, and five professional references via email to: email@example.com no later than August 29, 2022. Confidential inquiries should be directed to Mr. Fred Wilson, Ralph Andersen & Associates, at (916) 630-4900.