Management Services Director

City of Pismo Beach

The City of Pismo Beach seeks a Management Services Director who is an experienced public agency generalist motivated by new opportunities for growth and professional development, with demonstrated ability as a strong communicator, creative problem solver, an effective collaborator, and skilled manager. The Management Services Director will work closely with the City Manager as a key member of the Executive Management Team and may serve as the acting City Manager in his absence. The City Manager is an innovative and dynamic leader who currently holds the position as the President of the League of California City Manager’s Department, is active in the International City and County Management Association (ICMA) as an ICMA credentialed manager, serves on California-ICMA’s Committee on the Profession, award recipient of the ICMA Strategic Leadership and Governance Award, and is a published author of city government, service and public outreach. He is committed to career development and mentorship to this position.

If you are seeking a professionally challenging and rewarding career in a vibrant, innovative and fiscally strong city, located in a beautiful and picturesque California beach town with white sand beaches, parks, hiking trails, local wineries, and recreational opportunities; a high quality of life, low crime rate and a strong sense of community pride, then this is the job for you!

The Management Services Department is dedicated to supporting the City Manager and City Council, including implementation of City Goals and legislative advocacy; promoting a strong and positive employee culture; and support of public outreach and citizen engagement. Services provided through the Management Services Department include management of the city clerk and human resources functions, staff development and training, PIO, social media, and public outreach, legislative advocacy, risk management, and special projects for the City Manager including economic development projects.


The City of Pismo Beach is seeking an energetic professional with broad experience in public service, preferably with experience in both an operating department and in the City Manager’s office. The ideal candidate will be a confident and collaborative leader who is capable of guiding staff and consultants. The Management Services Director supports the City Manager on special projects and may serve as the Acting City Manager in his absence.

The ideal candidate will be a generalist in public service and must be capable of maintaining organizational awareness with the ability to maintain a “big picture” focus. A results-oriented leader, the ideal candidate will demonstrate the ability to facilitate organizational discipline around adopted goals and priorities. Possessing a strong business mindset with marketing expertise, the ideal candidate will have a history of demonstrating enhanced capacity for varied and complex projects, while maintaining focus on attention to detail.

A minimum of seven (7) years of increasingly responsible and relevant experience including supervisory experience along with a Bachelor’s degree in public or business administration, or related discipline is required. A Master’s degree is preferred.

The salary range is $136,788 – $166,267. The City also offers an attractive benefits package that includes PERS retirement, City paid contribution to 457 plan, a generous Cafeteria plan, and vacation, sick, holiday and administrative leave.

The closing date for this recruitment is Sunday, September 16, 2018. Upload resume, cover letter and list of four professional references online using the “Apply Now” feature at

The City of Pismo Beach is an Equal Opportunity/ADA Employer



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