City Manager

City of Big Bear Lake, CA

City Manager
City of Big Bear Lake, CA
“Southern California’s Premiere Four-Season Resort Community”

Located 6,752 feet above sea level, within a 2 hour drive of the Los Angeles-Orange County metropolitan areas, and approximately 3 hours from San Diego, Santa Barbara and Las Vegas, Big Bear Lake is nestled in the mountains of the San Bernardino National Forest. The weather is spectacular with the sun shining more than 300 days a year, beautiful winter snowfall, mild spring and summer temperatures, as well as a colorful fall. The City of Big Bear Lake’s year-round population of approximately 5,500 is supplemented weekends by visitors and robust tourism that on average expand the daily and overnight population to between 40,000 and 100,000.  To accommodate the influx of visitors, rustic lodges contemporary hotels, unique Bed & Breakfast inns and a wide variety of vacation rentals are available. The position of City Manager is an opportunity for an up-and-coming star, mid-career public executive, or even a retired annuitant coming from a CalPERS to serve in a long legacy of excellent past City Managers and work with a dedicated and caring team of individuals.  The ideal candidate is a confident and seasoned leader with a passion for public service. Proven local government executive management experience equivalent to a Department Head, Assistant City Manager or City Manager, and a Bachelor’s degree in public administration, business administration, or a closely related field are required. The City Council is prepared to offer an attractive and competitive salary that will be determined based on the experience and qualifications you bring to the City of Big Bear Lake.  The current annual salary is $258,000.

To apply for this exciting career opportunity, please visit our website at:

Peckham & McKenney

Please do not hesitate to contact Anton “Tony” Dahlerbruch at (866) 912-1919 if you have any questions regarding this position or recruitment process.  Resumes will be acknowledged within 2 business days.

Filing deadline: June 24, 2022.                                                                      


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