City Manager – Santa Monica, CA

Client: City of Santa Monica, California
Position: City Manager
Closing Date: April 12, 2021

Additional Information: 

 

The City of Santa Monica is seeking a high level, respected, energetic professional with an understanding of local government, to serve as its new City Manager. The City of Santa Monica is a beautiful beachfront community of 8.3 square miles and home to approximately 92,000 residents. Santa Monica is a charter city with a council-manager form of government. The City Manager reports to a seven-member, part-time City Council which is elected at-large and designates its own Mayor. The City provides a full range of services, including police and fire protection, water and wastewater, street maintenance, public landscaping, a regional transit system that serves 13.2 million riders each year, parking, parks and recreation, including 245 acres of beaches, five public libraries, planning, building and safety, the Santa Monica Pier, an airport, a cemetery, and a high level of support for social services, cultural programs, and public education. As a AAA-rated city, Santa Monica has long relied on conservative fiscal assumptions to plan ahead. The City repositioned itself in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, restructuring operations and adopting a significantly reduced FY2021-22 operating budget of $613.6 million, including 1,877 full time employees, putting the City on a financially sustainable track for the future. Requires graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in political science, Business, Public Administration or a closely related field. A Master’s degree is preferred. A minimum of seven years of recent, senior level executive management experience and responsibilities. A combination of public and private sector experience will be considered. California experience is desirable, but not required.

The salary for this position will be competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience of the selected candidate. The City offers an excellent benefits package including CalPERS. Interested candidates should apply by April 12, 2021 by submitting a compelling cover letter, comprehensive resume, and five professional references to apply@ralphandersen.com. Confidential inquiries welcomed to Mr. P. Lamont Ewell at (916) 630-4900.