City Manager

City of Fortuna

The City of Fortuna is seeking an experienced, progressive, energetic municipal administrator to be the new City Manager.  Known as “The Friendly City”, Fortuna is a small, rural community of just over 12,000. We are located in Humboldt County, 20 miles south of Eureka and 250 miles north of San Francisco.  Eight miles inland from the Pacific Ocean and adjacent to the scenic Eel River.  Fortuna is in the heart of the Redwoods, offering quality rural living with outstanding outdoor recreation activity and community events year round.


The City Manager Serves as Chief Administrative Officer for the City of Fortuna; provides advice and consultation on the development of City programs and policies; coordinates the preparation of the agenda for City Council meetings; conducts special studies and surveys to determine the effectiveness of City programs and policies; conducts special working sessions with Council members to keep them informed of City programs and services; provides follow up and implementation of Council decisions and directives; conducts negotiations and develops contracts for industrial and commercial development; meets and consults with Department Heads regarding the administration and operation of City Departments; prepares, develops, and recommends capital improvement programs; oversees and participates in meet and confer sessions with City employee representatives regarding wages, benefits, and working conditions; attends and participates in meetings of various City commissions and committees; reviews and approves personnel actions regarding the hiring, termination, discipline, and work performance of City staff; meets with citizens and community organizations to discuss City policies and operations; negotiates and administers franchise agreements for garbage and other City services; oversees Community Development programs; investigates and responds to service requests and citizen complaints; represents the City with other governmental jurisdictions; works on special projects such as economic development and grant applications; performs a wide variety of administrative assignments.


This is a full-time, single position class responsible for all administrative affairs of the City.  The work is performed under the administrative direction of the City Council , but the higheset level of latitiude is granted for the exercise of independent judgement and initiative.  Work is typically performed in a general office environment.


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Submit Required Application Form, cover letter and resume to:

City of Fortuna

Attention:  Human Resources

621  11th Street, P. O. Box 545

Fortuna, CA  95540 – or Email:


Applications must be received by 4:00 pm on Friday, August 31, 2018

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