City Manager

City of Dana Point, California

Located in southern Orange County, between Los Angeles and San Diego, the City of Dana Point (population 34,000) is characterized by nearly seven miles of prominent coastal bluffs and iconic beaches that have attracted gifted entrepreneurs, 5 star resorts, surfing industry pioneers, watermen, and a host of unique enterprises. The City of Dana Point is now seeking a City Manager. A strong, visionary leader, capable of effectively coordinating the activities of a municipal organization and steering the City towards its potential, and someone who understands and values the needs of the organization, with experience working in small communities will be ideal. At minimum, candidates must possess a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university with major course work in public and business administration, or a closely related field; a Master’s degree in a related field is highly desirable. Candidates must have five years of progressively responsible experience in municipal government with a minimum of 3 years as a city manager or assistant city manager in a larger city. Candidates’ experience must have involved developing and administering organization wide policies and procedures, supervising management level employees, developing and maintaining effective working relationships with outside organizations, and a wide variety of involvement in municipal programs. Candidates must also be comfortable working closely with and under the direction of the City Council. Experience working with the Coastal Commission will be a plus. Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid California driver’s license is also required. The City offers a highly competitive compensation package which is dependent upon qualifications. If you are interested in this outstanding opportunity, please visit our website at to apply online. Please contact Mr. Gary Phillips at (916) 784-9080, should you have any questions. Filing Deadline: March 17, 2017.


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