Assistant City Manager

City of Alameda
(510) 747-4900

Salary: $190,729-231,833 Annually

The Assistant City Manager is a vital member of the executive management team, and has a very high level of visibility and interaction with officials, department heads, community groups, business leaders, and residents. The Assistant City Manager will work closely with the City Manager to provide leadership and creative approaches to the City’s short and long-term goals, and to address a wide variety of complex daily operational challenges.  Among the current priorities assigned to the Assistant City Manager are the facilitation and coordination of cross-departmental projects and responsibilities, with particular emphasis on budget, finance, human resources, library, and recreation & park services.  When applicable, the Assistant City Manager will serve as Acting City Manager.

The City provides a broad range of services including police and fire protection; construction and maintenance of streets, parks, storm drains and other infrastructure; recreational and cultural activities, including a golf complex comprised of two 18-hole championship golf courses and one nine-hole executive course; and general government and administrative support services. Additionally, the City provides power to residents through its electric utility, Alameda Municipal Power (AMP). 

The City of Alameda
An island in the heart of the San Francisco Bay, Alameda has its own distinctive culture that blends tradition with the future. Alameda’s landscape is dotted with Victorian homes and tree-lined streets, offering safe and walkable neighborhoods. It is a family-friendly town, with an abundance of parks and award-winning schools that attract a highly educated workforce. The historic business districts are filled with vibrant restaurants and boutique shops, with frequent festivals and community events that bring people to Alameda from across the Bay and beyond.

On one end of the island, the Harbor Bay Business Park offers office, industrial and R&D space, with stunning panoramic views of the Bay. There is regular ferry service to and from San Francisco, and quick access to Highway 880 and the Oakland International Airport. On the west end of the island is Alameda Point, the former Naval Air Station. Decommissioned in the late 1990s, today this large area offers planned commercial development. Clean tech businesses are thriving in former airport hangers, and it is the epicenter of the emerging blue tech economy. 

The Assistant City Manager will have broad and extensive management experience in, and exposure to, a wide variety of municipal government operations and functions.  Experience working with budget, finance, and human resources, and overseeing operational matters is highly desirable. 

An advanced degree such as a master’s in public administration or related field is preferred. A bachelor’s degree is required.

For brochure and to apply:
The final filing date is May 19, 2019.  Interviews are tentatively scheduled for Thursday June 6 or Friday June 7, 2019.