Assistant City Manager

City of San Carlos, CA

San Carlos, “The City of Good Living,” is located in the center of the San Francisco Bay Area and has everything at its doorstep; San Francisco is 25 miles north, and San Jose is 25 miles south. The City’s 30,154 residents are friendly, involved, and treasure their inviting sense of community. San Carlos boasts an ideal climate, good government, an outstanding school system, attractive residential areas, a fine shopping district, excellent restaurants, a modern industrial and commercial area, and plenty of open space.

The City of San Carlos is seeking a smart, savvy, dynamic professional to serve as the new Assistant City Manager. The ideal candidate will be politically astute, yet apolitical, and possess a strong background in city operations. They will have excellent oral and written communication skills and be comfortable interacting with the Council, city staff, the community, representatives of other agencies, and the general public. A candidate with municipal management experience, experience working with unions, and a background in administrative services will be highly valued. As a representative of the City, the incumbent will ensure that a high level of customer service is provided to internal and external stakeholders in a positive, collaborative, and professional manner.

Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge, skills and abilities would be a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in public administration or a closely related field; a Master's degree in public administration is desirable; and five (5) years’ of progressively responsible experience in administrative and/or managerial work.

The annual salary range for the Assistant City Manager is $195,003 - $237,040; placement within the range is dependent upon qualifications. The City also offers an attractive benefits package.

If you are interested in this outstanding opportunity, please apply online at Please contact Ms. Valerie Phillips at (916) 784-9080, should you have any questions.

Filing Deadline: September 30, 2021