City Manager

City of South El Monte

South El Monte, "The City of Achievement," is a vibrant and thriving community, located in the heart of the San Gabriel Valley, just minutes from downtown Los Angeles. The City has lived up to its motto, "Growing Our Future," in the last several years; the mid-size City has significantly flourished with a spur of community developments.  South El Monte is a tight knit community, which offers a diverse age of residents with the same dedication and spirit that the City was founded upon.

The new City Manager will join South El Monte during a time of organizational renewal and continued efforts towards community building in seeking the ideal balance between quality of life and economic vitality considerations.  The City Manager will provide operational leadership by employing strong management and administrative experience coupled with excellent interpersonal skills.  Particular strengths in public finance and budget development will be important. The City Manager will be relied upon by the City Council to lead South El Monte forward. The expectation is for the City Manager to be active and engaged within the community and be aware of resident interests and concerns.  This will enable the successful candidate to build credibility within the diverse community that the City serves.

The new City Manager will have a strong background in the oversight of capital improvement projects, economic development initiatives and in working with various regional partners.  Experience as a public sector executive along with a BS/BA degree in Public/Business Administration or a related field is also required.  An MS/MA degree with experience working within a multi-cultural community environment and/or bi-lingual skills are highly desirable.  To review the complete job brochure and apply for this opportunity, please visit our website at  The final filing date for this position is March 31, 2017.

Bill Avery or Bill Lopez
Avery Associates
3½ N. Santa Cruz Ave., Suite A
Los Gatos, CA 95030


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