City of Huntington Beach

The City of Huntington Beach is seeking an Assistant City Manager who will be a visionary with strong collaborative leadership skills. A personable and professional manager with a willingness to proactively address issues is preferred. He or she will have a good sense of the needs of the organization and will foster innovative ways to implement policy change.

The ideal candidate will be progressive and forward-thinking, creative and innovative, and able to build upon the current work environment. The incoming Assistant City Manager must be an active change agent, willing to adapt and evolve to improve processes, methods and results; an individual who is willing to listen and accept input from staff, community members and other stakeholders is best. The ideal candidate will have high energy, a vision for the future and will see challenges as opportunities.

The City seeks a creative and energetic leader who can motivate staff to reach their highest potential and who will foster a culture of accountability throughout the organization. The chosen candidate will guide and manage staff by working as a team player to tackle projects with enthusiasm and collaboration.

The incoming Assistant City Manager will earn the confidence of City Council, department directors and staff, and will communicate well keeping stakeholders aptly informed. The ideal candidate will be politically astute yet apolitical.

An individual who has experience working with elected and appointed officials, in a complex, intergovernmental environment. A management style that fosters trust, loyalty, respect, commitment, and partnership with other executives, managers, and employees.

Candidates should have excellent time and project management skills, and have a broad understanding of a variety of municipal issues including financial management, planning and land use, economic development.

The ideal candidate will possess a Master's degree in Public Administration, Business Administration or similar field and have five (5) years' experience at the department director level, preferably as a Deputy or Assistant City Manager.

For additional information, view the BROCHURE.

Interested candidates may apply for this career opportunity by submitting a professional resume, a compelling cover letter detailing how their experience matches the City's best interests, and a minimum of five (5) work related references by 5:00 p.m. Friday, August 4, 2017 via email to:

This is a highly confidential search process. References will not be contacted until mutual interest has been established. Confidential inquiries are welcomed and should be directed to: Michele Warren Director of Human Resources Phone: (714) 536-5586 or (714) 536-5252

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