Deputy City Manager

City of Sunnyvale

Recognized as the “Heart of Silicon Valley,” Sunnyvale, with a population of approximately 153,000, is the fifth largest city in the San Francisco Bay Area and the second largest in Santa Clara County. Sunnyvale has transformed from an agricultural community to a center for the defense industry and the current nexus of research, development, and manufacturing that created Silicon Valley. In addition to its ideal location, Sunnyvale is also recognized for its park system and public recreation facilities, including eighteen prize-winning parks, two golf courses, fifty-one tennis courts, six public swimming pools, and a state of the art Community Center.

The Deputy City Manager (DCM) is appointed by the City Manager and serves as a member of the city’s Executive Leadership Team. The DCM will serve as the city’s point person for community and Council outreach efforts, while closely supporting the city management team with coordinated communications throughout the organization and community. The Deputy will oversee the Communications and Economic Development Divisions, managing a combined staff of eight. The Deputy City Manager will lead the development and implementation of a comprehensive communications, outreach and community engagement program for the city. This is a newly created position representing a compelling opportunity to lead the development of a cohesive communication and outreach program, and its anticipated the new DCM will further define the scope and nature of this role.

Candidates will have at least five years of progressively responsible experience in municipal or local government administration, including a minimum of two years at the level of a department head or division manager. A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university with major emphasis in Business/Public Administration, Political Science, or a closely related field is required. An advanced degree is desirable. The annual salary range is between $213,562 - $251,250 and is set at the discretion of the City Manager. To be considered, please visit the Avery Associates Career Portal at to upload your letter of interest, resume and contact information including email addresses for five work-related references to Paul Kimura by August 8, 2018. 

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