City of Colfax
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City Manager
City of Colfax, California
Annual Salary: $146,000 - $172,000 DOE/DOQ

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The City of Colfax, California, is seeking a City Manager with strong project management abilities and a background in public works, city planning, and/or community development. This position will oversee a dedicated staff of 15 and an approximate budget of $9 million. The successful candidate will be an engaging team leader who is eager to take ownership of the role and provide hands-on direction for the City’s future. They will manage the operations and administration of the City government, demonstrating an understanding of core municipal services including finance, human resources, grant management, economic development, utilities, and wastewater. Most essentially, the City Manager will have an in-depth understanding of planning and development. This position will support public works and engineering staff members in addition to enacting the vital operational duties of the City. Join us in the heart of the Sierra Foothills and contribute to the growth and prosperity of the City of Colfax!


The City is in pursuit of a candidate who possesses a desire to integrate into the community and envisions a future as a dedicated, long-serving City Manager. If you are an excellent project manager with a background in public works or community development, this role is ideal for you. This is a working City Manager position, and the successful candidate will be deeply involved in all current and future City initiatives. The City Council is looking for an organized, friendly, and collaborative manager, who can roll up their sleeves and actively participate in projects while ensuring effective oversight of the City's operations. The successful candidate will have a direct impact on economic development, grant funding, and overall city governance. 

The City Council is eager to support a new City Manager and ensure their lasting success. Council members are excited to welcome a leader who is committed to Colfax’s economic development and growth. An ideal candidate will be an organized leader with an ability to manage the details while thinking long-term and supporting staff in the development of the City’s downtown revitalization and plan for safe and effective traffic flow. The future City Manager will be a motivated, forward-thinking professional with a passion for community development – who is ready to make an impact in a unique and historic small city.