City Manager

City of Madera

The City of Madera is located in the heart of the State of California, 20 miles north of Fresno, 175 miles southeast of San Francisco, and 240 miles northwest of Los Angeles. Madera encompasses 15 square miles and has a population of approximately 64,000. The City has been described as the gateway to the world’s richest farmland, the entrance to Yosemite National Park, a community of rich cultural heritage, and the home of traditional family values. The City of Madera seeks a forward-thinking, solutions-oriented City Manager with strong interpersonal and managerial skills to provide effective leadership and coordinate the activities of a large, full-service municipal organization. The City is looking for an open-minded, trustworthy, and accessible individual with the ability to establish and maintain strong, collaborative relationships with elected officials, City staff, community members and local organizations, as well as the business sector. The ideal candidate will be a strategic thinker and visionary leader with the ability to assess the current organization and develop a strategic vision to move Madera forward. He or she will be able to gain the confidence and cooperation of others to work effectively together and create an environment of trust and respect throughout the organization. Ideally, the incoming City Manager will have a strong background in city operations, experience working with limited resources and budgets, and a history of successful interaction with diverse and underserved communities. Any combination of education and experience that has provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary for a City Manager is qualifying. Typically, the equivalent of five (5) years of directly related experience at an administrative, management, or staff level in municipal government with at least two (2) years as a manager or supervisor, and a Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration, Planning, Business Administration, Public Finance, or a related field, would be qualifying. A Master’s degree in Public Administration is highly desirable. Candidates must possess, or have the ability to obtain, a valid Class C California Driver’s License. The annual salary range for the incoming City Manager is open and DOQ. Please visit to apply online. Contact Mr. Gary Phillips at (916) 784-9080, should you have any questions. Filing Deadline: July 13, 2018