Deputy City Manager – Modesto, CA

Client: City of Modesto, California
Position: Deputy City Manager
Closing Date: February 18, 2022

Additional Information: 


The City of Modesto is recruiting nationally for a highly motivated, innovative, and result-driven Deputy City Manager (DCM), to join the City of Modesto leadership team. The new DCM will play an integral role in developing a new strategic plan and supporting the “Building a Healthy Economy and Great Quality of Life” initiative in Modesto. This senior-level executive should be a self-motivated, goal- and solution-oriented individual and possess the skills and abilities to build strategic partnerships that achieve success. In summary, the successful candidate must have a reputation for well-grounded, ethical decision-making, superior interpersonal and communication skills, and outstanding public speaking abilities.

The Deputy City Manager is appointed by and reports to the City Manager, Joe Lopez, and is an integral part of the executive management team and may act as City Manager in his absence. The DCM helps oversee and guide department implementation of goals, objectives, priorities, policies, and other Council and City Manager directives. While supporting the City Manager, the DCM works collaboratively with other executive leaders and with the Department Heads to guide the development and implementation of the annual work plans and budgets.

A Bachelor’s degree is required; an advanced degree is highly desirable. This position requires a minimum of 6 years of progressively responsible municipal administration; including 2 years of management responsibility.

The City is offering a competitive executive salary, car allowance of $400 per month, and excellent benefits including CalPERS retirement.

Apply prior to February 18, 2022, by submitting a cover letter, resume, and 6 professional references to For confidential inquiries contact Robert Burg at (916) 630-4900.