Located minutes away from the state capital of Sacramento and home to an entrepreneurial spirit and superior quality of life, Elk Grove is a family-oriented community where opportunity is around every corner. With a population of more than 171,000 that is diverse in ethnicity, age, and income levels, Elk Grove is the second largest city in the Sacramento region. Elk Grove is a well-run, financially stable city with a prosperous business community that boasts a diversity of shops, services, and promising careers. The City is known for an award-winning school district, first-rate parks, and unique blend of big city amenities and small-town charm. The Elk Grove City Council is seeking an experienced, visionary City Manager with strong leadership capabilities and a proven track record as an effective manager. The ideal candidate will be someone with strong interpersonal skills and an open communication style who is responsive, service-minded, and people-oriented. The Council will be receptive to a strong and confident City Manager who offers his or her opinion, brings forth ideas, and will partner with Council to create a long-term vision and future direction for Elk Grove. The selected candidate will be looked upon to work collaboratively with regional partners and business developers to create new partnerships, find solutions, and look for innovative ways to grow the City. The selected candidate must, therefore, be an excellent communicator with business and political acumen and the ability to remain objective and apolitical. The preferred candidate will have strong budget, finance, and economic development experience; experience working in diverse communities; and demonstrated experience in community engagement and consensus building. The ideal candidate should hold a Bachelor’s degree in Public or Business Administration, Political Science, or a closely related field, and a minimum of five (5) years of highly relevant experience as a local government chief executive, assistant, or deputy. A Master’s degree in a related discipline is desirable. The annual salary range for this position is open, DOQ.