The City of Port Hueneme (pronounced “Wy-nee’mee”) is a charming, friendly and relaxed seaside community in Ventura County, California. Visitors quickly find that the quality of life in Port Hueneme is one-of-a-kind. Those who live or work here benefit from the City’s small town atmosphere, affordable housing, temperate climate, clean air, low crime, quality education and recreation. Residents consistently cite the high quality of life offered due to planned development, excellent public facilities and responsive city services as being primary reasons for choosing to live in the City.
The Deputy City Manager is a critical and highly visible leader on the Executive Management team, supporting the City Manager and City Council in creating a desirable community that provides high quality of life services built on a solid economic foundation. The Deputy City Manager will provide leadership through collaboration, teamwork and active involvement in the management of the City government, with the goal of continuing to build a strong and vibrant community in the “Friendly City by the Sea.” The Deputy City Manager has primary responsibility for assisting the City Manager in overseeing the day-to-day operations of the City, providing expert advice and assistance to the City Manager, the City Council, department heads and senior managers. The specific duties for the Deputy City Manager can be tailored to the background and interests of the selected candidate, but it is anticipated that human resources, risk management, organizational development, budget and financial analysis, public information and oversight of the City Clerk and information technology functions will be core areas of responsibility. The candidate should expect to become very involved in the community.
The ideal candidate will possess a leadership style and value system that embodies ethics, integrity and an uncompromising dedication to public service, the employees and the community. The successful candidate will be an effective and seasoned public sector manager and administrator who creates and maintains an environment of mutual respect and transparency with an ability to develop consensus and credibility though strong relationships. A BS/BA in a related field is essential and an MS/MA/ MPA/MBA is ideal. The current salary range is $118,020 to $153,426 annually, DOQ. To be considered, please visit the Avery Associates Career Portal at www.averyassoc.net/current-searches/ to upload your letter of interest, resume and contact information including email addresses for five work-related references to Bill Avery by March 29, 2019.