City Manager

City of Half Moon Bay

The City of Half Moon Bay rests on the Pacific Coast between forested hills and some of the most beautiful coastlines of California. Located approximately 28 miles south of San Francisco, the City lies within the westernmost portion of San Mateo County. The City’s historic downtown and coastal areas are home to hotels, interesting shops, art galleries, restaurants, bed and breakfasts and other businesses. Local beaches and parks are accessible by pedestrians, bikes and equestrians. Residents of this charming community live a lifestyle that many think no longer exists in California. Neighbors care about each other, schools are important and there is a real sense of community.

The new City Manager will have the opportunity to work in a beautiful community with a tremendous opportunity to build and expand on the organizational and community success that has transformed the City over the past several years. A priority is the completion and adoption of the current update of the City’s Local Coastal Program consistent with the California Coastal Act. Development in the City is subject to its certified Local Coastal Program (“LCP”), currently undergoing an extensive update. Land use continues to be a key issue in Half Moon Bay. The City’s location in the Coastal Zone creates ongoing challenges for development, zoning and land use. Potential development opportunities exist and are of acute interest to the community. The Manager will be expected maintain and expand upon the City’s engagement and outreach initiatives to the diverse and active community.

The nature of this high profile and visible position requires excellent communication skills and diplomacy in maintaining continuous contact with the City Council, staff and the community. This position requires previous experience as a public-sector executive with at least five years of staff and budget management experience along with a Bachelor’s degree in a related field. An MA/MS is preferred and strong generalist experiences in the various disciplines mentioned are highly desirable qualifications. A fluency in Spanish is advantageous as well. The salary for this position is open and negotiable, dependent upon qualifications.To be considered, please visit the Avery Associates Career Portal at to upload your letter of interest, resume and contact information including email addresses for five work-related references to Paul Kimura by July 13, 2018.


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