City Manager

City of California City

The City of California City, located in Kern County, is seeking a forward-thinking professional with strong leadership skills to serve as the new City Manager. The City Manager will play a key role in addressing the City’s short- and long-term needs and provides strategic planning that utilizes available resources efficiently and effectively. Appointed by the City Council, the City Manager serves as the Chief Executive Officer, responsible for day-to-day administration of City affairs and implementation of Council policies. The City has an annual budget of approximately $8.5 Million and 150 City staff members. The successful candidate will take a fresh look at the organization, analyze the strengths and weaknesses of every City department, and make appropriate recommendations. The ideal candidate will be a customer service focused people person with an open-door policy for communication with Council members, staff, and residents.
Requires a Bachelor's degree and 4 years of increasingly responsible experience in a local public agency in an administrative and managerial capacity involving the development and administration of organization-wide policies and procedures and the supervision of management level employees.
The salary range for this position is $106,000 to $188,700 DOQE. The City also benefits including CalPERS retirement. The City does not participate in Social Security.
Interested candidates should apply by submitting a compelling cover letter, comprehensive résumé, and five professional references via email to: no later than Monday, January 10, 2022. Confidential inquiries should be directed to Mr. Fred Wilson, Ralph Andersen & Associates, at (916) 630-4900. Detailed brochure available at

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