City Manager – Ojai, CA

Client: City of Ojai, California
Position: City Manager
Closing Date: Still Accepting Interest

Additional Information: 


The City of Ojai, California is seeking a new City Manager who possesses strong collaboration skills and a passion for best practices in managing municipal services. Additionally, a thorough understanding of municipal finance, budgeting, community planning, public works, and contracting for a wide range of services is of high importance to the City Council. The new City Manager will be focused on overseeing the organization’s ability to build trust among the elected officials, continue to deliver excellent customer service and responsiveness to support an active, engaged, and vocal community. The City Manager operates as the executive head of the organization, authorized by the City Council to supervise or perform all administrative, personnel, and purchasing duties of the organization. The City of Ojai’s adopted General Fund budget for FY2023/24 is approximately $14.9 million. The total of all budgets is just shy of $30 million, including approximately $11 million for Capital Projects.

Requires 8-10 years or more of progressively responsible experience in a managerial capacity in a comparable local government agency or organization with similar complexities. Experience working with a contract city structure and engaged elected body is strongly desired. California municipal experience is highly regarded by this City Council. Ideally, candidates will have a Master’s or other advanced degree.

The salary for this position will be up to $250,000 based on overall career experience and qualifications and will include CalPERS Retirement. A mutually agreeable employment agreement will be negotiated and will include relocation assistance for the selected candidate.

Interested candidates should apply immediately by submitting a resume and compelling cover letter Confidential inquiries are welcomed and should be directed to Ms. Heather Renschler, Ralph Andersen & Associates, at (916) 630-4900.