Deputy City Administrator for Economic Development

City of Gilroy, CA

Deputy City Administrator for Economic Development
City of Gilroy, CA
The vibrant, family-friendly City of Gilroy, with a population of over 55,000, is located approximately 25 miles south of San Jose.  The city’s peaceful residential setting, award winning parks and recreational opportunities, excellent schools and easy access to the entire Bay Area has made Gilroy one of the most affordable and fastest growing communities in southern Santa Clara County.  The new Deputy City Administrator for Economic Development must have a positive, forward-thinking, big-picture perspective. The position provides opportunities for problem solving, deal closing, management and organizational analysis, cross-departmental administrative coordination, program management, and supervision of the City’s economic development functions; carries out the citywide economic development strategy; provides expert professional assistance to City management staff on economic development matters; selects, assigns, directs, and reviews work of staff; meets with a wide variety of officials, business organizations, and individuals, both public and private, concerning the work and goals of the City in building a strong local and resilient economy; undertakes special projects with citywide significance as assigned; and performs related duties as required.  A Bachelor’s degree is required, Master’s degree and being bilingual are highly desirable.  Salary range is from $168,864 to $226,776 DOQE (with an additional 3% increase already approved for July 1, 2020) with excellent benefits.
Filing deadline is February 10, 2020.  
Please send your cover letter and resume electronically to:
Peckham & McKenney
Call Phil McKenney at (866) 912-1919 for more information or to request a detailed brochure that describes in greater detail this tremendous opportunity.  Resumes will be acknowledged within 2 business days.
The brochure is also available on our web site at


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