City Manager

City of Modesto

The City of Modesto, California 

City Manager 
Annual salary range: Negotiable 
The City offers an extensive benefit package. 
Filing Deadline: Monday, March 19, 2018 

Located in the heart of California’s great Central Valley, the City of Modesto has long been known for its attractive amenities and convenient location in Northern California. With a history steeped in agricultural, Modesto has worked hard to diversify its economy. Modesto is known for its small town atmosphere with big city features, reasonable housing prices, reputable school districts, and protected open spaces. Modesto’s current population of 210,000 is expected to approach 400,000 over the next 20 to 25 years. 

Modesto seeks a new City Manager to lead an organization of over 1,220 FTE’s with an operating budget of $381 million and a new capital improvement program budget expense of $76.8 million. The City Manager oversees 10 departments through two Deputy City Managers in a full service (charter) city that includes community and economic development; finance; fire; human resources; information technology; innovation and performance management; parks, recreation and neighborhoods; police; public works; and utilities. 

The ideal candidate is a strongly committed individual who has a positive record of achievement and a history of developing constructive working relationships with both internal and external stakeholders. Outstanding leadership skills are essential, as are significant fiscal management, economic development, interpersonal, and communication skills, as well as an ability to work closely and effectively with Mayor and Council, City staff and the community. A Bachelor’s degree and significant (e.g. 10 years) of highly relevant experience required; master’s degree highly preferred. 

Please submit your cover letter, résumé and six work-related references to: 

For additional information contact: 

Stuart Satow 
CPS HR Consulting

To view an online brochure for this position visit: 
City of Modesto website: 


The City of Modesto is an equal opportunity employer.