Assistant City Manager

City of Palm Desert

The City of Palm Desert is looking for a forward thinking, team leading, professional to join the City’s leadership cadre as Assistant City Manager (ACM). Palm Desert is a thriving, year-round community with the natural beauty, cultural, and recreational amenities of a resort destination. The City’s 115 employees are proud to work for the preservation and growth of the community and take pride in providing exceptional customer service to residents and visitors alike. The City’s collective efforts to remain fiscally prudent result in a sound and balanced budget, without the need to utilize any of the City’s approximately $90 million in total fund balances. The ACM will be responsible for assigned departments and multiple City programs and functions. The Assistant City Manager reports to the City Manager and will partner with the City Manager in a broad range of activities. Requires a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. A Master’s degree in public administration or business administration is desirable. Candidates must have five years of experience as an assistant city manager, deputy to a city manager, or other executive level position in a city or county, or have had at least five years of experience in the management of a relevant business or other organization, or commensurate and equal public or private administrative experience. Prior experience in a comparable, diverse, high-performing city/organization is highly desirable. The salary range is $152,987 – $209,970 annually with an excellent executive benefits package including CalPERS retirement.

Candidates are encouraged to apply by April 19, 2019. Electronic submittals are strongly preferred. Email compelling cover letter, comprehensive resume, and five professional references to Confidential inquires welcomed to Dave Morgan at 916-630-4900. Detailed brochure is available online at