The City of Los Altos, an upscale residential community in the heart of the Silicon Valley, is seeking a dynamic and accomplished executive to become its new City Manager. With a population of over 30,000, the City of Los Altos is a full-service city with a total 2020 – 2021 budget of $83.7 million ($57.2 million operating budget). Current staffing includes 136 benefited FTEs and 51 part-time non-benefited FTEs. The new City Manager will be charged with ensuring the organization continues to deliver excellent customer service and be responsive to an engaged and well-informed community, while working closely with a dynamic and forward-thinking City Council. The City Manager will be faced with opportunities and challenges related to meeting the State affordable housing requirements, managing long-term capital improvement program priorities and projects, and overseeing existing City services and programs aimed at maintaining and enhancing the City’s high quality of life for its residents. A strong candidate would be someone who thrives in an environment that has high expectations and demands high-quality work, has a collaborative approach, and is adept at applying best practices to managing municipal services.
Requires progressively responsible experience in administrative, managerial, and/or staff positions. Experience working with an engaged elected body and community is strongly desired. A Master’s degree or other advanced degree is preferred.
The City Council is prepared to offer a highly competitive salary for the region consistent with recent practices. Relocation assistance is negotiable. The City also offers an excellent benefits package including CalPERS retirement.