The City Council for Nevada City, California is seeking an energetic and engaging individual with a commitment to public service to become its new City Manager. With a population of 3,200, Nevada City has a total 2021-2022 all-funds budget of $11 million and about $4.5 million General Fund budget. The City’s current bond rating is AA. 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. In this smaller sized entity, the City Manager will need to be comfortable with a hands-on and collaborative approach to day-to-day management. This will include providing strong leadership and frequent interaction with the small team (Finance, Parks and Recreation, Public Works, and the Police Department) fostering a collaborative open dialogue and teamwork. The ideal candidate will be an innovative leader with exceptional interpersonal and communication skills as well as a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
This position requires a Bachelor’s degree and progressively responsible experience in an administrative, managerial, or senior level staff capacity in a comparable organization with similar issues. California municipal experience, particularly in the local region, is highly regarded by the City Council although all highly qualified candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. An advanced degree may be a plus based on overall career experience.
The City Council is prepared to offer a competitive salary (currently under review) for the region as well as benefits including CalPERS Retirement.