City Manager – Highland, CA

Client: City of Highland, California
Position: City Manager
Closing Date: December 8, 2023

Additional Information: 


The City of Highland is seeking an accomplished executive to serve as its next City Manager. The City Council is looking for a candidate who would be a good fit for the community, a strong leader for City staff, and a successful partner with City Council. 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, and community planning is of high importance to the City Council. The City of Highland is a financially stable city that has proven resilient in economic downturns, and its entrepreneurial spirit ensures that it takes maximum advantage of economic opportunities. City services are delivered with the assistance of over 38 full-time staff and a General Fund budget of $39.6 million for FY 2023-2024. The City’s Capital Improvement Program budget of $50.2 million is allocated for improvements of streets, storm drains, parks, and facilities.

Requires a Bachelor’s degree; a Master’s degree is preferred. A minimum of 5 years of experience in local government with executive management experience strongly preferred. Prior or current City Manager or Assistant City Manager experience in successfully leading an organization of comparable size and/or greater complexity will be expected.

The City Council will offer a highly competitive salary and benefits package to its next City Manager which considers the candidate’s qualifications and track record of career success. The salary for the previous City Manager was $249,500 annually. The City offers a comprehensive benefits package including CalPERS retirement.

Interested candidates are encouraged to apply immediately, with the recruitment closing on Friday, December 8, 2023. Electronic submittals are strongly preferred to, and should include a compelling cover letter, comprehensive resume, and 5 professional references. Confidential inquiries welcomed to Mr. Fred Wilson, Ralph Andersen & Associates, at (916) 630-4900.