City Manager

Management
Full-time
City of Petaluma
11/13/2018

CITY MANAGER 

CITY OF PETALUMA, CA 

Salary: $200,000 - $240,000 Annually DOE/DOQ 

Plus a generous benefits package 

 

Petaluma, Sonoma’s Hidden Gem” Wine Spectator Magazine, September 2018 

 

THE JOB/THE IDEAL CANDIDATE 

The City of Petaluma is looking for a City Manager who has a desire to become part of our community, taking an interest in our city’s culture, history and vision.  The City Manager will be an experienced public administrator, well-grounded in the practices and principles of human resource management, fiscal management, budget development and staff leadership; ideally with municipal leadership experience in California.  Additionally, our ideal candidate will be a successful negotiator, familiar with employee contract negotiations, and embrace their role as the face of the City. Petaluma’s next City Manager needs to be forthright, resilient and a strategic leader who demonstrates confidence, balanced with humility and empathy for others. Petaluma needs a community organizer and promoter with solid consensus building skills and who will operate within a strong ethical framework.  The ideal candidate will have adept communication and presentation skills, a desire to advance Petaluma’s transit-oriented development plan, be financially savvy, and be a catalyst for smart growth through economic development strategies that meet the community and Council’s goals.   

 

For more information please see the complete job brochure: 

THE CITY ORGANIZATION  

 

The City of Petaluma is a full-service, charter city with fire, police, infrastructure, water utilities, development review and administrative and support services.  In addition to standard services the city has a marina, airport, and transit service.  Petaluma is led by six Council Members and the Mayor in a Council-Manager form of government. The Council Members are elected at large, for a four-year term, and three Council Members are up for election every two years. The City Council has a reputation as a cohesive governing body and has enjoyed a positive working relationship with the City Manager for the past 10 years.   

 

HOW TO APPLY: 

This position is open until filled, however for first consideration apply by November 13thcandidates are encouraged to submit as soon as possible. 

 

SAVE THE DATES! 

Interviews will take place on December 15th and 16th, 2018; candidates will need to be available for both days (this will include two panels: Council Elect and selected department heads, and current Councilmembers). Additionally, there will be a possible 2nd round of interviews, with newly elected and recently seated Councilmembers on January 12th, 2019. 

 

Please contact your recruiter, Wendi Brown, with any questions: 

  • 866-929-WBCP (9227) toll free 

  • 541-664-0376 (direct) 

 

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