City Manager

City of Grass Valley, California

Incorporated in 1893, Grass Valley is a historic, northern Gold Country city borne from the California Gold Rush. Situated at roughly 2,500 feet elevation in the western foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountain range at the intersection of Highways 49 and 20, the City is 75 miles by car from the state capitol of Sacramento, 90 miles west of Reno, Nevada, and 175 miles northeast of San Jose, California. The City Council is now seeking a smart, energetic, and forward thinking City Manager to provide effective leadership while coordinating the activities of a municipal organization. The ideal candidate will be a creative problem solver with excellent diplomacy, presentation, service, and relationship-building skills who is politically astute, yet apolitical. A collaborative leader capable of empowering and inspiring staff, who will encourage an open and transparent relationship with the Council and staff is sought. A strong candidate for this position will have knowledge and experience in the areas of community engagement, economic development, infrastructure, municipal budgeting, finance, and marketing. At minimum, candidates must possess a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Public Administration, Business, Accounting/Finance, or a closely related field, and have eight (8) years of progressively responsible administrative experience in municipal government, including significant administrative, financial, and personnel management responsibilities; five (5) years’ experience as a city or county manager and a Master’s degree in Public Administration or Business Administration is preferred. Candidates must possess a valid Class C California Driver’s License with an acceptable driving record. The annual salary range for the incoming City Manager is DOQ. 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: May 19, 2017


Wednesday, February 7, 2018 - 05:22

A bill introduced by Senator Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) last week would eliminate much of the power cities currently have to regulate local street vending, essentially legalizing the practice st