Riverside has parted ways with City Manager John Russo following a split vote by the city council Tuesday night.
THE POSITION: Plans, organizes, coordinates, and directs department heads and support staff to accomplish the goals and work activities of the City; develops and directs the implementation of goals, objectives, policies, procedures and work standards for the City; works closely with the City Attorney, City Council, boards and commissions and a variety of public and private organizations, and citizen groups in implementing programs and projects to resolve issues of concern and solve problems; advises the City Council on issues and programs; prepares and recommends long-range plans for City services and programs and develops specific proposals for action on current and future City needs; makes interpretations of City regulations and various ordinances, codes and applicable laws to ensure compliance; has responsibility for the preparation and administration of the annual budget for the City; represents the City in interactions with governmental agencies, community groups, and various business, professional and other organizations directly or through subordinate staff; coordinates the preparation of a wide variety of reports or presentations to the City Council or outside agencies; and receives other direction and assignments from the City Council. THE IDEAL CANDIDATE: The ideal City Manager candidate for the City of Banning must be a public executive with a record of demonstrated leadership of a municipality as a city manager, assistant city manager or department director under a Council/Manager form of government. The ideal candidate must possess outstanding skills in communication, management and judgment. The candidate should also have the verifiable ability to excel in strategic planning, decision making, and in tracking tasks and projects. The City Manager will be expected to lead by example with integrity while effectively accomplishing projects without being distracted by the minor details and short term issues. The successful candidate will be an effective team builder who will provide leadership that will develop, inspire, motivate and empower a strong management team to achieve the City’s established goals and objectives, including economic development and housing projects. The City Council’s top five goals are attached to this flyer. He/she must possess a command presence, an engaging personality style and the ability to quickly gain the confidence of the City Council, City employees and the community. The ideal candidate will possess a Bachelor’s Degree in Public or Business Administration or equivalent from an accredited college or university. A Master’s Degree in either Public Administration (MPA) or Business Administration (MBA) is desirable but not required. Candidates should have a combination of 10 years of executive management experience in a comparable or larger full service City. Experience in public utilities is desirable. COMPENSATION & BENEFITS The salary range is $180,589 - $244,315 annually (Starting salary is dependent upon qualifications) CalPERS Retirement: New employees with recent service with CalPERS pay up to 7% of the employee rate with the 2% @ 60 Plan and 3 Year Average formula. New hires with no CalPERS service as of January 1, 2013, will pay 6.2% of the employee rate and will be subject to the 2% @ 62 Plan, with 3 Year Average formula and a mandatory contribution of normal costs as established by the new Pension Reform Act Law. The City also participates in Social Security. Cafeteria Allowance: Allotment of $20,000 per year. The funds may be used towards the purchase of medical, dental or other supplemental insurance coverage. Employee is entitled to receive 92.5% of the cafeteria benefit as taxable income or converted to a 457 Plan or City sponsored Medical Savings Account if proof of acceptable outside insurance is provided. Vision Expense: $250 eyewear/eye-care reimbursement every 2 years. Car Allowance: $250 per month for car allowance. Utility Allowance: $150 per month against cost of electric, water, wastewater and refuse if residing within Banning city limits. Education Incentive: Pays up to $275 per month for a Master’s Degree. Life/Disability Insurance: $150,000 basic life insurance and AD&D. Must participate in the City’s STD/LTD insurance which provides 60% of pre-disability salary, tax free, up to $5,000 per month. Paid Leave: Up to 160 hours of accrued vacation leave annually with right to cash in a maximum of 80 hours annually; 12 paid holidays and one (1) floating holiday annually; 96 hours sick leave with right to cash in a maximum of 96 hours annually with 40 hours minimum balance. RECRUITMENT SCHEDULE: (Open until Filled) First Review of Applications: May 15, 2018 Selection of Applicant: To Be Determined APPLICATION PROCESS: City applications must be accompanied by a resume and a completed supplemental questionnaire. The recruitment is open until the position is filled. Apply by electronic submission electronically at www.ci.banning.ca.us or submit to the following mailing address: City of Banning P.O. Box 998 Banning, CA 92220
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